By Sgt. Broderick M. Hennington, USAG Humphreys Public AffairsOctober 28, 2019
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea--A Military Retiree Appreciation Day event was held at the Morning Calm Conference Center, here, Oct. 19.
The event featured current information on retirement benefits and entitlements, legal and banking services, health assessments, and available resources at Camp Humphreys for military retirees, and their families.
Free dental exams, oral cancer evaluations, flu shots and medical screenings services were also available at the event.
Deputy Commanding General -- Sustainment for Eighth Army, Maj. Gen. Daniel J. Christian, served as the guest speaker and spoke on the importance of retirees in the Humphreys' area and keeping them informed.
"There are over one thousand [military] retirees in the Camp Humphreys area, and we have one of the largest overseas retirement populations in the world," Christian said. "Individuals who earned the title Soldier became lifelong members of the Army team. They have gained access to the vast network of Soldier support and resources. We want to ensure that our retirees are aware of these resources and services."
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Brinkerhoff said, events like these are important to remind retirees that they are not forgotten and there are groups and services available to support them after their military service.
While providing up-to-date information to the retiree community was the primary function of the RAD, retirees in attendance were also reminded they are valued through door prizes and a free lunch at the event.