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Retiree Appreciation Day Schedule (All Services), October-November 2013

Retiree Appreciation Days (RAD) are a great source of information and services for retirees and their family members. RADs vary from installation to installation, but, in general, they provide an opportunity to renew old acquaintances, listen to guest speakers, renew ID Cards, get medical checkups and take advantage of lots of other retiree related services. Many RADs offer TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan (TRDP) info, health screenings and vaccinations. Some RADs include special events such as dinners, golf tournaments, presentations by Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) representatives, etc.

o For more information about the scheduled time a particular RAD will be held on the date(s) indicated, please contact the Retirement Services Office (RSO) or Retired Activities Office (RAO) that’s sponsoring the RAD.

o Please let me know if you are aware of a RAD that is not listed below. (Please provide the RAD location, date, and telephone number of the sponsoring RAO\RSO.)


o Please advise if a RAD listed below has been canceled\rescheduled or if a RAD date, RAO\RSO number, etc., is incorrect.


o Due to budget constraints, some RADs may be cancelled or rescheduled. Also, the scheduled appearances of DFAS, TRDP and\or other reps may be cancelled. Before traveling long distances to attend a RAD, you should call the sponsoring RAO\RSO to ensure the RAD will held as scheduled and, if applicable, whether or not DFAS, etc., reps will be available.



(As of 29 September 2013)


Location Date Phone Number

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Hurlburt Field, FL 3-4 October 850-884-5443

WI National Guard – Ft McCoy, WI 4-5 October 608-388-3716 (Note 1)

Fort Campbell, KY 5 October 270-798-5280

Misawa AB, JA 5 October 0176-77-4428

Schofield Barracks, HI 5 October 808-655-1514\1585 (Note 2)

Whiteman AFB, MO 5 October 660-687-6457

Fort Detrick, MD 10 October 301-619-9948

JB Myer-Henderson Hall, VA 11 October 703-696-5948

Carlisle Barracks, PA 12 October 717-245-4501

Fort Carson, CO 12 October 719-526-2840

JB Ellington Field-Houston 12 October 210-221-9004

Little Rock AFB, AR 12 October 501-987-6095 (Note 3)

Fort Riley, KS 18 October 785-239-3320

Vicenza, Italy 18 October 0444-71-7262

Redstone Arsenal, AL 18-19 October 256-876-2022

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 19 October 410-306-2320

Fort Gordon, GA 19 October 706-791-2654

Fort Meade, MD 19 October 301-677-9603

Camp Humphreys, KOR 19 October 010-3176-1696

Fort Sam Houston, TX 19 October 210-221-9004

NAS Pensacola, FL 19 October 850-452-5990\5991

Redstone Arsenal, AL 19 October 256-876-2022

Offutt AFB, NE 20 October 402-294-4566\2590 (Note 4)

USAG Benelux 21 October 0032-65-44-7267

Kaiserslautern/Ramstein, GER 22 October 0631-411-8838

Stuttgart, GER 23 October 07031-15-3442

Ansbach, GER 24 October 0981-183-3301

Fort Rucker, AL 25 October 334-255-9124

Grafenwoehr, GER 25 October 09641-83-8539

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 25 October 937-257-3221

Keesler AFB, MS 25 October 228-376-8111

Fort Hood, TX 25-26 October 254-287-5210

Arizona ARNG – Phoenix, AZ 26 October 602-267-2545

Army in Europe/Wiesbaden, GER 26 October 0611-705-5338

Fort Hamilton, NY 26 October 718-630-4552

Fort Leavenworth, KS 26 October 913-684-2425

Fort Polk, LA 26 October 337-531-0402

JB Anacostia-Bolling, DC 26 October 202-767-5244

JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ 26 October 609-562-2666

Robins AFB, GA 26 October 478-926-0193 (Note 5)

Rock Island Arsenal, IL 26 October 563-322-4823

JFTB Los Alamitos, CA (CofC Event) 27 October 562-598-6659 (Note 6)

Moody AFB, GA (Retiree App Week) 27 Oct-2 Nov 229-257-3209

Fort Benning, GA 1 November 706-545-1805

Fort Knox, KY 1-2 November 502-624-1765

Luke AFB, AZ 1-2 November 623-856-3923 (Note 7)

Buckley AFB, CO 2 November 720-847-9213/6693 (Note 8)

Daegu, KOR 2 November +82-2-7913-3735

JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 2 November 907-384-3500

JEB Little Creek, VA 2 November 757-462-7563/8863

Moody AFB, GA 2 November 229-257-3209

Navy Region Southwest-San Diego, CA 2 November 619-556-8987 (Note 9)

Tyndall AFB, FL 2 November 850 283 2737 (Note 10)

Richland, WA 8 November 509-376-7588 (Note 11)

Guam – Joint Region Marianas RAD 16 November 671-366-2574 (Note 12)

Indianapolis, IN 16 November 502-624-1765 (Note 13)

Yongsan, KOR 16 November 02-7913-3735





1. The 25th Retiree Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Wisconsin National Guard Retiree

Council will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2013, at the Wisconsin Military

Academy, 90 South 10th Street, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Registration form and other info

are available online at http://dma.wi.gov/dma/council/Retiree_Appreciation_Day.pdf. E-

Mail: widma.retiree@wisconsin.gov


2. Schofield Barracks RAD will be held at Fort Shafter. For list of scheduled events,

speakers, registration info, etc., please view the Retiree Bullentin at

http://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/dhr/rso/2013RetireeBulletin.pdf or contact Schofield

Barracks RSO at 808-655-1514, E-Mail: usaghi.dhr.rso@mail.mil


3. Retiree Appreciation Day takes place in the Thomas Community Activity Center on

Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 12. Exhibitors and vendors will

be on hand for the event. For more information, call the Retiree Activities Office at

501-987-6095, or send email to john.heffernan.2@us.af.mil.

4. Offutt AFB RAD will be held at the Offutt Field House on October 20, 2013.

Presentation of the Colors and singing of the National Anthem will kick off the event at

8:45 a.m., followed by welcome remarks by the base commander. The day’s activities will

conclude at 1 p.m. The RAD is tailored to update you on your rights, benefits and

privileges as retirees through a variety of information booths from base representatives

and local support agencies. These will include: TRICARE, VA, Offutt Airman and Family

Readiness Center, Casualty/Survivor Benefits, Notary services for powers of attorney,

RAO, and Flu shots/immunizations (available on a first-come, first serve basis). Bldg.

“C” will be open for replacement identification cards and the legal office will provide

wills and legal counsel. Buses will provide transportation to these off-site services.

(NOTE: If you are planning on getting a will or power of attorney prepared, please use

the Legal Assistance website https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil to streamline the

process.) For more information contact the Retiree Activities Office at 402-294-2590,

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., or visit



5. The Robins AFB RAD will include a pay-as-you-go breakfast at the Wynn Dining

Facility starting at 0630. At 0830, registrations will be held at the Heritage Club. At

0915 the morning’s briefings will begin with an Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and the

National Anthem. Representatives from the Pharmacy, Shot Clinic, Security Forces, and

Tricare are expected to be available at the RAD. We hope to be able to give flu shots and

wellness checks during the afternoon session. If you would like to have reps from other

agencies be available at the briefings, please contact the Robins RAO at (478) 926-0193

or E-Mail: robins.rao@gmail.com. The briefings should be over by 1200 and we will break

for lunch. The afternoon session will include vendor tables from downtown as well as on

base to include The Exchange, Commissary, Health and Wellness Center, and many more. We

will also have the drawings for the door prizes to be given away between 1300 – 1500



6. The annual Wings, Wheels and Rotors event will take place on Sunday, October 27,

2013 at the Joint Forces Training Base at Los Alamitos from 0900 to 1600. Hundreds of

collective automobiles and nearly as many airplanes and helicopters will be exhibited.

Some planes will be available for you to take a flight in. Vintage civilian and military

air planes as well as newer military aircraft including the huge C-17 cargo transport

will also be available. There will be stage entertainment and many refreshment stands,

some with seating in the shade. Plenty of parking is available, including handicap spaces

close to the activity. Visit www.wwrexpo.net for more details or contact Los Alamitos

Area Chamber of Commerce, 3231 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720, Phone: (562)598-6659,

Fax 562-598-7035 E-Mail: info@losalchamber.org


7. Luke AFB, 56th Fighter Wing Retiree Appreciation Day, Saturday, Nov 2, 2013, Club

Five Six 0800-1200. Scheduled events: *Prize Drawings/Grab Bags, Flu Shots, Health

Education Booths, VA – Federal & State Information and Refreshments (NOTE: Only enrolled

beneficiaries to Luke AFB are eligible for prize drawing giveaways). For more infor-

mation, visit http://fightercountry.org/56mdghealthfair or contact RAO at 623-856-3923 or



8. The Northern Colorado Retiree Activities Office is having its Retiree Appreciation

Day at Buckley Air Force Base in the Leadership Development Center (Bldg.1032) 9 a.m. to

2 p.m. on Nov. 2. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9. Exhibits and

organizational displays will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call

720-847-9213/6693, or send email to david.colella.2@us.af.mil.


9. Annual Military Retiree Seminar and Resource Fair. The event will start at 0800 and

will end at 1330. This year the Seminar will be held at “Four Points Sheraton Hotel,

located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.” You may contact the Retired Activities

Office at EMail: rao@navylifesw.com and CNRSWRAO@navy.mil or Phone: (619)556 8987 for

additional information.


10. RAD will begin at 0900 until 1300, Tyndall AFB Exchange/Commissary Mall complex.


11. The Richland, WA Retiree Activities Office (a satellite of Fairchild AFB RAO) will

be holding a Retiree Information Day on Nov. 8, 2013 in the auditorium of the Richland

Federal Building. This is a Retiree Information Day, not a Retiree Appreciation Day,

because we do not have a military base. The closest base is Fairchild AFB, approximately

150 miles away. Those who are interested please call our office at (509) 376-7588 or

509-528-6348 (Cell). E-Mail: MILITRAO@rl.gov


12. Joint Region Marianas RAD will be held at Andersen Air Force Base, GU, Coral Reef

Fitness Center Gym. Registration via email at retireeappreciation@outlook.com. For more

info and current updates, keep in touch with Guam RAO on Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/GuamRAO or call 671-366-2574.

13. Indianapolis RAD will be held at old Fort Ben Harrison

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