All US military branches have established directives which provide guidance for the support of retiree activities and services. For example, as part of that support effort, the USAF instruction (AFI 36-3106, par 2.5.7) directs that the installation commander will host an annual retiree appreciation day (RAD). This special day is meant to provide the retiree and his/her family members with the latest information about their retirement benefits and services. In addition, the RAD affords retirees the opportunity to network and share experiences with other retirees, hear guest speakers present on a number of retirement related topics, obtain or renew an ID, and gather information on a variety of services available to retirees.
For a number of unavoidable reasons, Patrick AFB has not held a RAD since the fall of 2015. However, the RAD returns this year to PAFB and will be held on Saturday, 19 October 2019 between 0900 and 1400 hours. The planning group for this year’s RAD have worked diligently to provide a varied and interesting agenda. We are hoping for a large turnout. As Director of Project Emeritus, I am encouraging all of our volunteers and their family members to join me at the RAD on the 19th of next month. Of course, other retired readers of this column are also invited and encouraged to attend. I look forward to seeing you all at the RAD.
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· Designated parking at BX and Commissary
· Riverside Dining Facility privileges, guests are also welcome
· Community Involvement, networking
· Build experience, add to resume
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The following have received the EAGLE AWARD, identifying them as having over 2,500 hours of volunteer service at Patrick:
Retired SMSgt Art Fetskos
Retired Lt Col Louis Mentillo
Retired LCDR Don Winterich
Retired MSgt Pete Koch
Retired MAJ Shirley Osborne
Retired Lt Col Jerry Meyer
Retired Col John McDunnough
Retired Lt Col Ed Roscoe
Retired CMSgt Larry Sherman
Retired CDR John England