Robins to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 3

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
Robins Air Force Base will host its annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day October 3.
The day-long event will kick off with a pay-as-you-go breakfast for retirees at the Wynn Dining Facility from 6:30-8 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with opening ceremonies beginning in the Heritage Club ballroom at 9.

Military retirees, as well as active-duty service members, Guardsmen, and Reservists nearing retirement are invited to attend.

Rick Delaney, Robins Retiree Activities Office director, said RAD gives Robins the opportunity to share information that's valuable to the retiree community.

"Our military retirees are an important part of Team Robins and we must continue to take this opportunity to provide the information military retirees need and may not be able to get anywhere else," he said.

Delaney said some military retirees may only come out to the base monthly or quarterly to fill prescriptions and don't get the information available to many others that visit more frequently.

"I may not have the answer they're looking for, but I can sure get it and point them in the right direction," he said.

Various base leaders will speak to the group in the Heritage Club ballroom early in the day, followed by lunch, and an afternoon of wellness checks and information tables in the Heritage Club's bingo room.

Drawings for door prizes will begin at 2 p.m. and last until the day's end at 4 p.m.
Delaney said it's an honor to be part of Robins' Military Retiree Appreciation Day.

"The support for military retirees on Robins Air Force Base is just phenomenal," he said." The military retirees are an important group of people. The term "still serving" isn't just words. It has meaning. As a military retiree myself, I want to be a part of doing all we can to take care of those who went before us."

Information about the Military Retiree Appreciation Day can be requested by emailing the Retiree Activities Office at or by calling 478-284-9879.