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Team Little Rock hosts 40th annual Retiree Appreciation Day

A hand lifts up a piece of marble cake with blue and white frosting.

Cake is handed out during the Retiree Appreciation Event at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 22, 2018. Retirees enjoyed complimentary refreshments as they made their way from one informational booth to the next during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)

A woman in a purple blouse talks to two women in the Airman Battle Uniform.

A retiree speaks with the 19th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Office representatives during the Retiree Appreciation Event at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 22, 2018. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about numerous organizations around base which assist retirees such as various banks, 19th Medical Group Dental Office, TRICARE and many more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)

A man in a white button up shirt and a woman in a black blouse cut a cake with white and blue frosting.

U.S. Air Force Ret. Col. Henry Ward, Retiree Activities Office director, and Col. Jennifer Allee, 19th Mission Support Group commander, cut cake for the Retiree Appreciation Event at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 22, 2018. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about numerous organizations around base which assist retirees such as various banks, 19th Medical Group Dental Office, TRICARE and many more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Team Little Rock’s retiree activities office hosted the 40th annual Retiree Appreciation event at the Walters Community Support Center on Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Sept. 22.

Retirees networked with numerous organizations and sources on base such as Little Rock AFB family housing, the 19th Medical Group dental office and TRICARE to name a few.

“These events help maintain the camaraderie engrained in us throughout our service to this great nation,” said Robert Laxton, U.S. Air Force retiree and 19th Comptroller Squadron financial systems analyst. “The resources and fellowship provided to retirees and their families during these events are crucial to strengthen our ties to the base and local communities.”

Retirees and their families dined on snacks, and a variety of beverages as they navigated the numerous informational booths. Representatives were available to discuss how their organization can support retirees and their families.

“Retirees are a vital part of our mission and hold a wealth of knowledge,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jennifer Allee, 19th Mission Support Group commander. “We can lean on them to share their knowledge to enhance the way we operate, therefore, their service should be remembered and celebrated with events such as these.”

For more information on events held by the Little Rock AFB Retiree Activities Office, call (501) 987-6095.