Retirees receive services at appreciation event

Retirees sign up for services at the Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 28 on Clay Kaserne.

Each year, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and U.S. Army Europe host Retiree Appreciation Day to not only thank retirees for their service, but provides services to them as well.

This year was no different, and on Oct. 28 retirees were able to meet with representatives of organizations such as the post office, Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Army Community Services, and others to discuss any issues or questions they may have had.

“We’re proud to host this annual event,” said Col. Todd Fish, USAG Wiesbaden commander at the event’s opening. “We thank you for all of the service you’ve given. Every great thing we’ve done here is built upon what was done before us.”

Brig. Gen. Tim Daugherty, USAREUR Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, helped get the event started with a video describing USAREUR’s mission.

“I know that makes some of you want to put the uniform on again,” he joked after the video. Daugherty spoke about the environment in Europe, and took questions from the audience.
Following the presentation on USAREUR, Michael Formica, Installation Management Command Directorate – Europe director, spoke about installation support and how it related to the assembled retirees — as well as what retirees could do to support their Army.

“You are Soldiers for life, servicemembers for life,” he said. “You are emissaries to some of our critical allies.”

The Wiesbaden Retiree Appreciation Day event is held towards the end of October each year, and is open to any retired servicemember living in Europe.