This briefing is MANDATORY for retiring military personnel and spouses are stongly encouraged to attend.  RSVP is not required. Representatives will be in attendance from Retirement Services, Transition Assistance Program, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, Finance and other agencies.

Briefing Dates:

21 Aug 24

20 Nov 24

Location: Lone Star Conference Center Main Ballroom (formerly Club Hood) 

Time: 0900-1200

In accordance with Title 10, USC Public Law 920425 all Soldiers are REQUIRED to be briefed.  RSVP is not required.  The Survivor Benefit Plan allows a retiree to ensure, after death, a continuous lifetime annuity for their dependents. The annuity which is based on a percentage of retired pay is called SBP and is paid to an eligible beneficiary. It pays your eligible survivors an inflation-adjusted monthly income.

Location:  Copeland Soldier Service Center, Room B114

Time:  0930 – 1030 

Briefing Dates:


11 and 25 June 2024

9 and 23 July 2024

13 and 27 August 2024

10 and 24 September 2024

8 and 22 October 2024

12 and 26 November 2024

10 December 2024

Participants must have an approved retirement in order to participate in the Fort Cavazos Retirement Ceremony.  Participants must also complete and return the Military Retiree Biographical Data Sheet or Civilian Retiree Biographical Data Sheet to the RSO NLT the 25th of the month prior to the month of the Retirement Ceremony.  A link to these forms is provided below.  In addition, a copy of the latest approved Serenade List is provided.

Retirement Ceremonies are held monthly at the Lone Star Conference Center in accordance with the schedule below.  The start time is 1100 hours, and the length of the event will vary depending on the number of honorees.  


28 June 2024

26 July 2024

23 August 2024

27 September 2024

25 October 2024

22 November 2024

Army Echoes informs Retired Soldiers, surviving spouses, and their Families about changes to their benefits and entitlements, developments within the Army, and how they can continue to support the Army.  Visit the link below for the most recent newsletter. 

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