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Peterson Space Observer

PAFB to host Retiree Appreciation Day

From 21st Space Wing Retiree Appreciation Committee

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 21st Space Wing’s Retiree Appreciation Committee will host an information fair as part of the Pikes Peak area Retiree Appreciation Day from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28 in The Club on Peterson AFB.

“This event is our way of saying ‘thanks’ for what they did while they served and what they continue to do each and every day in the local area,” said Senior Master Sgt. Cindy Yslas, the committee chairman and chief of knowledge operations in the 21st Communications Squadron.

A free continental breakfast will start the day’s events, beginning with opening remarks at 8 a.m. Booths will be manned by TRICARE and medical representatives, guest speakers, and wing personnel to provide further information about benefits, missions and upcoming changes for retirees.

“The Pikes Peak Region is bursting with proud and dedicated retirees of the military community who give back long after they take the uniforms off,” Yslas added. “By attending this event, they will leave with valuable information on changes and information affecting them and also enjoy some great entertainment, free food, fun and camaraderie with those still serving today.”

A free lunch will also be provided from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for attendees while the Air Force Academy Band, Wild Blue Country performs, as well as a military working dog demonstration by the 21st Security Forces Squadron MWDs and their handlers.

“It’s very important we continue to take care of our retirees as part of Team Pete,” said Col. Chris Crawford, 21st SW commander. “With more than 17,000 retirees in the area, we are proud to provide unsurpassed support to them through agencies in the 21st Space Wing, The Exchange and the commissary. They paved the way for us to be the best military in the world, and we honor their service and sacrifice daily. Our retirees are vital to our success in making Peterson Air Force Base the best place to work, live and visit.”

For more information, contact Yslas at 556-7799.

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