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Retiree Appreciation Days – 2014 (All Services)

Below list of Retiree Appreciation Days (RAD) scheduled for 2014 is provided for your

information.  NOTE:  An up-to-day list of scheduled RADs is always available at


  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, comments (if any) and telephone number of the sponsoring



  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 potential budget constraints, etc., 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, TRDP, etc., reps will be available.



(As of 22 December 2013)


Location                            Date             Phone Number

=================================   ===============  =====================

Knott’s Berry Farm, CA              04 Nov-05 Jan    714-220-5200 (Note 1)

Colorado Springs RAD @Ft Carson, CO 11 January       719-556-7153 (Note 2)

AZ Army National Guard Phoenix, AZ  22 February      602-267-2545 (Note 3)

West Point, NY                       3 May           845-938-4217

JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK         10 May           907-384-3500

Fort Jackson, SC                    14-17 May        803-751-6715\5523

JB Lewis-McChord, WA                16 May           253-966-5884\5881

Fort Wainwright, AK                 17 May           907-353-2099

Idaho ANG (Air RAD)                  7 September*    866-482-7343

Redstone Arsenal, AL                18-20 September  256-876-2022 (Note 4)

Fort Knox, KY                       31 Oct-1 Nov*    502-624-4641\4315\1765

Buffalo Gap (Abilene), TX           21 December      325-572-3365 (Note 5)



* Tentative





1.  Military Tribute Days.  Knott’s Berry Farm pays tribute to U.S. veterans, retired and

current military personnel with free park admission during its Veteran’s celebration

November 4, 2013 through January 5, 2014. This offer is valid to all past and present

armed forces personnel and one guest. Six additional tickets may be purchased at a

discounted rate of $22 each from November 4-27 and for $27 from November 28-January 5.

For more information, go to https://www.knotts.com/what-s-new/promotions.


2.  Colorado Springs Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,

January 11, 2014 in the Special Events Center at Fort Carson.  For more information, list

of scheduled events, etc., please visit http://www.21fss.com/news/retiree-appreciation-

day/, call (719) 526-2660\9164 or visit www.mwrfortcarson.com.


3.  To view retiree information and to RSVP for attendance at the 2013 AZARNG Retiree

Appreciation Day, go to https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=104790&k=

0361460E7257 or call MSG Scott Kiffe, RSO, at (602) 267-2545.  For planning purposes,

please RSVP no later than 15 February 2014.  All AZARNG retirees and their spouses are

encouraged to attend this event to receive valuable information, updates on the AZ

National Guard, and enjoy the company and camaraderie of other retirees.  For a list of

events, etc., please view the RAD flyer at http://www.azguard.gov/RETIREEFlyer-2014.pdf

4.  18-20 Sep 14 – 42nd43rd Ann. Redstone Arsenal (RSA) Retiree Appreciation Days –

    POC:  edward.n.adams6.civ@mail.mil – www.garrison.redstone.army.mil

    First Day – Golf Tourney (1100-1400) – Links at RSA

    Second Day – Health Fair (0800-1200) – The Summit and Overlook

    Second Day – Challenger Bingo (1845)

Third Day – Retiree Appreciation Day (0630-1430) – BJ Audit., Sparkman Complex


5.  Military Appreciation Day – Dec. 2014.  Abilene TX Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more info, location, etc., visit http://www.abilenevisitors.com/Military-

Appreciation-Day-12-2014/ or call 325-572-3365.

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