Retiree Appreciation Day

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The Keesler Retiree Affairs Office will be sponsoring its annual appreciation day for military retirees starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25.

The Keesler Retiree Affairs Office covers the local areas between Baton Rouge La. and Mobile, Ala. Ivan McAlister, a retired master sergeant who volunteers in the office, said there are more than 32,000 Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard retirees.

This event will feature more than 30 displays with agency representatives from various organizations, including Keesler Medical Center, TRICARE, base legal office, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fisher House, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and Keesler Federal Credit Union.

At this time the Retiree Affairs Office would like to ask local media to help inform the public and if any media is interested in attending please contact the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs office at (228) 377-2783.