Appreciation day for military retirees
The Keesler Retiree Affairs Office hosted its annual appreciation day for military retirees this morning.
The purpose of the event is to honor and show appreciation to all military retirees while allowing them the opportunity to receive information from various on and off base organizations. The event gave retirees a chance to get information about various organizations and speak with people from more than 30 agencies and their representatives.
Retirees from all branches were invited to attend the event. Keesler Air Force retiree Gil Aguirre said, “And a lot of times what happens is acquaintances are renewed because some people show up that they have not seen since the last event and they re-establish that acquaintance. It’s kind of a camaraderie thing among the military retirees.”
Retirees tell News 25 that one of the most important things at the event is the chance to talk to healthcare representatives.