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The 36th Wing is scheduled to host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day at 8 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Sunrise Conference Center here.
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Andersen to host Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted 10/10/2011   Updated 10/10/2011 Email story   Print story

    


by Airman 1st Class Whitney Tucker
36th Wing Public Affairs


10/10/2011 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The 36th Wing is scheduled to host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Sunrise Conference Center here.

The day's festivities are open to all retired military servicemembers and their families, and will feature refreshments, a complimentary lunch buffet courtesy of the base commissary and Andersen's Top of the Rock, door prizes and several other attractions.

"Retiree Appreciation Day is an event set aside to honor retirees and highlight their service to our nation," said Chief Master Sgt. Retired Mark Overton, Andersen's director of retiree affairs. "It is also a great source for retirees and their family members to receive the latest information about benefit services and support from base agencies."

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 followed by a brief question and answer session.

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

"Representatives from the 36th Force Support 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," Mr. Overton said.

Breaking with tradition, guests will have an opportunity to become acquainted with the wing mission and some of its assets to include a military working dog demonstration, an RQ-4 Global Hawk static display and finally, a demonstration by the 36th Contingency Response Group.

"Retirees make up an important part of military culture," Mr. Overton said. "Combined with briefings by leadership, viewing of static displays and demonstrations provides retirees a broad view of what the base does for the Air Force in the Asia-Pacific theater. Retirees share in the praise that today's active-duty military continue to press on beyond the foundation they helped to build, carrying the mantle of serving our country and freedom forward."

For more information on Andersen's upcoming Retiree Appreciation Day, contact the Retiree Activities Office at 366-2574.



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