Anniston Army Depot honors 51 during retirement ceremonies
September 15, 2011
By ANAD PAO
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Anniston Army Depot recently held two consolidated retirement programs, during which 51 employees were honored.
The first ceremony, held Aug. 30 at the DeSoto Entertainment Center, saw the retirement of 30 employees with a combined 913 years of service.
An additional 750 years of service ended the next day with the retirement of 21 employees.
"Most of you spent as much or more time traveling back and forth to work or at work than at home," said Jack Cline, depot deputy to the commander told the assembled retirees during the Aug. 30 ceremony.
Cline thanked them for their dedication to the depot and to the warfighters supported by the installation.
Cline also encouraged each retiree to remain active - to volunteer their time or find another way to be involved in their community.
He also encouraged them to tell their communities about the depot.
"Just because you are moving on into the next phase of your life, don't forget where you came from," he said.
Spouses of the retirees were also recognized at the two events for support provided to their husband or wife throughout their years at the depot.
Two additional consolidated retirements are planned during the month of September.