Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Al Baird signs up for a special drawing at the Association of the United States Army(AUSA) table during the 33rd Retiree Appreciation Day held June 21 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Baird, a 40-year Army veteran, who hails from Ballground, joined more than 200 fellow former servicemembers and their spouses at the annual event hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison.