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Vietnam recognition highlight of upcoming Retiree Appreciation Day

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One of the largest Retiree Appreciation Day in the Army will take place at Carlisle Barracks Sat., Oct. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and many events are scheduled to share important command information briefings for military retirees, family members, survivors, and those who will retire soon.

A special recognition of servicemembers who served during the Vietnam War era will be the highlight of this year’s event.

To thank and honor the veterans of the period, special pins will be presented to those who served during this time period, regardless of if they served in Vietnam or not. This event is being held with the three-year national recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The commemoration is set to begin around 11:30 a.m.


Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. in the Root Hall Gym -- with retirement benefits offered throughout the day

  • ID cards: Anny Ely Hall, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
  • Mini-health screening in Root Hall Gym, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Flu shots will be available in the Root Hall Gym. ID cards will be required to verify eligibility.
  • A TRICARE representative will be available in Reynolds Theater to answer questions.
  • Dunham Pharmacy will be open 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All refills must be picked up at the PX Pharmacy, all new prescriptions can be brought to/picked up at the main Dunham Pharmacy
  • Commissary open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Exchange open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Briefing schedule:

·         9-9:15 am Opening Ceremonies in Bliss Hall Auditorium

·         9:15-10:15 am Keynote Speaker Mr. Mark Overberg, Director, Army Retirement Services

·         10:15-10:30 am Break

·         10:30-11:00 am Army Community Services Update – Volunteer Opportunities and AER

·         11-11:15 am Dunham Clinic Update

·         11:15-11:30 am Veterans Affairs briefing in Bliss Hall

·         11:30-12:00 pm Vietnam 50th Anniversary Recognition

·         12-1:00 pm LUNCH

·         1- 1:05 pm Welcome Back & Speaker Intro in Bliss Hall

·         1-2:30 pm Bliss Hall for Tricare-For-Life Briefing (over age 65) or go to Reynolds Theater for Tricare Briefing (Under age 65)

·         2:40-3:00 pm Legal Update

·         3-3:10 pm Closing Remarks and Farewells

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