By Fort Jackson Leader staff reportMay 1, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (May 1, 2014) -- Military retirees will be honored during Fort Jackson's Retiree Appreciation Days or RAD, scheduled May 15-17.
This year's events will start with a continental breakfast at the Officers' Club, 7:30 a.m., May 15. Buses will be available to transport retirees to Hilton Field to witness Basic Combat Training graduation and a salute to retirees ceremony, which is set for 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston. Retirees can register to participate in the pass in review.
A golf tournament is set for 9 a.m., May 16 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. The price includes cart and user fees, snacks, a barbecue lunch, and range and green fees for non-members. For more information, call 787-4437.
The annual Retiree Health and Benefits Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 17 at the Solomon Center. Moncrief Army Community Hospital will provide health screening and counseling booths, including blood pressure screening and men's and women's health counseling. Other agencies represented include Combat Related Special Compensation; TRICARE; FMWR; AAFES; Delta Dental; the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs; Dorn VA Hospital; DENTAC; TREA; Defense Finance and Accounting; the Fort Jackson National Cemetery; and ID card services. For ID card information, call 751-7731.
Doors open at 1 p.m., May 17 for Victory Bingo May Madness Buddy Session. For more information, call 751-3411.
A tennis expo featuring instruction from former tennis professional player Dick Stockton is scheduled for May 17. The event is free and open to all DoD ID card holders. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 751-3096.
A no-tap bowling tournament will begin at 6 p.m., May 17 at Century Lanes Bowling Center. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The cost is $20, which includes shoe rental. For more information, call 751-6138.
Retirees can also take advantage of special sales during RAD. AAFES will offer an in-store sale at the Main Exchange from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 16 and 17. The Commissary has scheduled a case lot sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 16 and 17.
To register for activities online, visit www.fortjacksonmwr.com/signup.