Retiree Appreciation Days scheduled
May 3, 2012
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson Retirement Services is calling all retirees. The annual Retiree Appreciation Days are scheduled for May 17-19. Activities are open to retirees of all branches of service and focus on retiree health benefits, educational assistance and sports activities.
Retiree Appreciation Days previously have had an estimated attendance of more than 2,000 retirees who participated in activities. In addition to well-established activities, Retirement Services has added a new event to this year's schedule.
The new retreat ceremony and salute to retirees is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., May 17 at Post Headquarters to begin the event's activities. The scheduled guest speaker for the retreat ceremony and salute is retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack Tilley.
A Golf Tournament is scheduled for 9 a.m., May 18 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. The tournament is expected to be a crowd pleasure, said Gregory Fountaine, retirement services officer. Fountaine said retirees have already begun to call in and request more information and express great interest in participating in this year's tournament.
Golf club members pay $35 per person. Non-members and guest prices are $45 per person. Prices include cart and user fees, prizes, barbecue lunch and grounds maintenance fees for non-members.
The Main Exchange and Commissary will participate in Retiree Appreciation Days; Friday and Saturday with in-store sales beginning 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.. for the Commissary, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Main Exchange.
A Retiree Health and Benefits Exposition is scheduled for May 19. The expo will take place at the Solomon Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An assortment of health services and informational organizations will be on-site at the expo to include Moncrief Army Community Hospital, South Carolina Department of Veteran Affairs, and Identification Card Services.
Retirees are also invited to participate in the Victory Bingo and No Tap Bowling; both events are scheduled for May 19. All retirees who plan to participate in tournaments should call the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Business Operations Office at 751-4064.