Keesler Holds Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Friday, Keesler Air Force Base held its annual appreciation day for military retirees. There are more than 32,000 Armed Forces retirees between Baton Rouge and Mobile.

Hundreds attended Friday’s event, which gave retirees a chance to better understand their financial and healthcare benefits. Retirees were offered free flu shots and blood pressure tests as well. There was also a guest speaker, who spoke on the importance of honoring service men and women.

Sgt. Ivan McAllister, a veteran, says, “Many of the retirees from the military have been in combat. They have been out there doing what our troops are doing now. It’s appropriate that the base does honor our retiring military population.”

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