NEWS | Oct. 18, 2011

Military retiree and spouse information fair

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Air Force and Naval Retiree Activities offices and the 628th Air Base Wing are sponsoring a Military Retiree/Spouse Information Fair and Appreciation Day, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Charleston Club. The event is held to provide information and to show appreciation to all military retirees and spouses for their service to our country.

Col. Richard McComb, Joint Base Charleston commander will give a briefing on current activities and an update on Joint Base Charleston. There will also be a keynote speaker from the local Veterans Administration Center.

Today's military retiree lives in a constantly changing environment. There are changes to existing federal programs and changes to benefits and base support facilities that affect the retirees and their families. The fair is designed as a one-stop shop for retirees and their families to get the latest information on these changes.

There will be approximately 20 booths available with information on various base services. Medical personnel will provide basic health screenings and representatives from the 628th ABW legal office will be available to discuss legal issues. There will also be opportunities for I.D card renewal, a TRICARE advisor on hand to assist retirees with health insurance questions, and information on recreational activities available.

The Air Force and Naval Retiree Activities offices serve as an information center for retirees of all military services and their spouses to include those spouses who are widows or widowers.

For more information, contact the RAO at 963-2228.