ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Anniston Army Depot held consolidated retirement ceremonies on Sept. 22 and Sept. 27 in which 58 employees, representing 1,819 years of federal service received their retirement certificates.

At the depot's Physical Fitness Center, 25 employees were presented certificates Sept. 22 and the remaining 33 received theirs Sept. 27.

Depot Commander Col. Timothy Sullivan addressed the crowd at the Sept. 22 ceremony, referring to depot employees as "warriors."

"There is not a war that has been fought and won in the last 70 years that this depot has not supported. That is significant," said Sullivan.

Sullivan gave the employees a few final orders - to be proud of the work they did at the depot, to stay active, to enjoy their family and to "go fishing and make up lots of stories about what happens."

Depot Chief of Staff Phil Trued presented retirement certificates during the Sept. 27 event with the help of a special guest, Lt. Col. Pablo Rivera, the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command chaplain.

"As a retired Soldier, I want to thank you for your many years of service in support of the Soldiers," said Trued.

The spouses of many retirees were also honored during the ceremonies and thanked for the support they provided throughout the years to their husband or wife.