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Andersen AFB hosts Retiree Appreciation Day
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Col. Tod Fingal, 36th Wing vice commander, speaks to retirees during the seventh annual Retiree Appreciation Day held here Nov. 21, 2009. More than 200 retirees in the Guam community attended the event honoring their service and sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shane Dunaway)
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Andersen to host Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted 1/12/2011   Updated 1/12/2011 Email story   Print story


by Airman Whitney Tucker
36th Wing Public Affairs

1/12/2011 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -  -- Andersen Air Force Base is scheduled to host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day at 8 a.m. Jan 22 at the Sunrise Conference Center here.

The day's festivities are open to all retired military servicemembers and their families, and will feature a complimentary Continental breakfast courtesy of the base commissary.

"The day is one way of keeping our retirees informed and giving them a reason to come back to the base," said Pam Fleming, Airman and Family Readiness Center section chief. "We want to keep the retirees involved with the Air Force and show appreciation for their service in general."

Retiree Appreciation Day will kick-off with the Posting of Colors by the Andersen Honor Guard, a performance of the National Anthem and Guam hymn, and comments from wing leadership.

Numerous booths will have information about services available to retirees and family members on, and off-base.

"Representatives from the 36th Security Forces Squadron, 734th Air Mobility Squadron, 36th Medical Group, Veterans Administration and many more will be on hand to offer assistance and share information on the many programs retirees can take advantage of," Ms. Fleming said.

Keeping in line with tradition, the 36th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. John Doucette will be in attendance to answer retiree's questions following the briefings.

"Retirees make up an important part of military culture," Ms. Fleming said. "It is important to keep them informed on current events, wing mission and other Air Force information. Retiree Appreciation Day is set apart to honor those who served, and let them know they continue to play a major role in today's Air Force."

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