Military Retiree Appreciation Day set

Military Retiree Day
Soldiers take part in a change of command ceremony on Rock Island Arsenal this summer. The Rock Island Arsenal will host a Military Retiree Appreciation Day on Oct. 1. CREDIT DAVE THOMPSON

The Rock Island Arsenal will host a Military Retiree Appreciation Day from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Building 60 (Heritage Hall) on the Rock Island Arsenal.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Signs will direct guests to the venue. All guests arriving through the gate will be required to show a military retiree, military or retiree dependent ID card or other ID card that allows access to the Arsenal.

Military Retiree Appreciation Days (RADs) are designed specifically with military retirees in mind. They are often a source of the most up-to-date information on Tricare and FEDVIP (Federal Dental and Vision Insurance Program) as well as legislative updates for retirees and family members. 

There are 46 RADs held in the United States to serve the military retiree community. Military retirees from any branch of service are eligible to attend, along with family members.

The Rock Arsenal Attic will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch will be available in the Lock & Dam Room for $10 per person, with drinks sold separately. 

The ID Card Office, located in Building 56, will be open by appointment only.

For information, email Reynold Waech at or the Fort McCoy Retirement Services Office at 608-388-3716 or email

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