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
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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)
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 -
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.