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Team MacDill hosts Retiree Appreciation Day 2018

Arnold Lueth, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant, receives a blood pressure screening from U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Allexus Bell, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 6th Medical Operations Squadron, during Retiree Appreciation Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2018.

Arnold Lueth, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant, receives a blood pressure screening from U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Allexus Bell, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 6th Medical Operations Squadron, during Retiree Appreciation Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2018. Throughout the day, retirees received free information and health screenings as well as legal appointments and I.D. card renewals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks)

Catherine Woodbury, an administration witness volunteer with the 6th Air Mobility Wing Legal Office, assists retirees with completing wills during Retiree Appreciation Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2018.

Catherine Woodbury, an administration witness volunteer with the 6th Air Mobility Wing Legal Office, assists retirees with completing wills during Retiree Appreciation Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2018. Retirees received support from the legal office, as well as the 6th Medical Group to provide services to retirees and showcase the various helping agencies on MacDill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks)

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Graham, the director of the MacDill Retiree Activities Office, and Chief Master Sgt. Sarah Sparks, the command chief with the 6th Air Mobility Wing, cut a celebratory cake during Retiree Appreciation Day, Feb. 8, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. William Graham, the director of the MacDill Retiree Activities Office, and Chief Master Sgt. Sarah Sparks, the command chief with the 6th Air Mobility Wing, cut a celebratory cake during Retiree Appreciation Day, Feb. 8, 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. During the day, retirees were invited to various locations at MacDill, where they received information on entitlements as a retiree. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks)

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

Team MacDill hosted its annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Feb. 8, 2018, by providing unmatched installation support to any retiree with base access.

The 6th Medical Group welcomed retirees of all military branches to their clinic lobby, where various on-base agencies provided informational booths.

Representatives from public health, mental health, dental, as well as the health and wellness center, offered their services. These included oral hygiene information, blood pressure screenings and nutritional information.

“Today was meant to showcase the many different agencies and entitlements retirees have while on base,” said Staff Sgt. Ira Coe Jr., the NCO in charge of the community health element assigned to the 6th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. “No matter when the individual retired, their service is important to us, and it’s a day for us to give back to them.”

Not only did retirees find information at the 6th MDG clinic, but the 6th Air Mobility Wing legal office offered free wills. Additionally, the 6th Force Support Squadron enabled retirees to renew their I.D. cards.

During the event, Col. Troy Pananon, the vice commander of the 6th AMW, thanked those in attendance and the support agencies who provided unmatched installation support.

“Today is a small token of appreciation for our retirees,” said Pananon. “We honor your service and thank you for your sacrifices.”

For more information about benefits and entitlements for retirees, please contact the Retiree Activities Office at (813) 828-0248.