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A dentist examines the teeth of a retiree during the Retiree Appreciation Days Health Exposition, May 18. Retirees were able to meet with health and finance related groups as part of Fort Jackson’s celebration of their service. (Photo by Nathan Clinebelle)

Post holds three-day celebration ...

'Fore' retirees

By Robert Timmons, Fort Jackson Public Affairs


It was a pretty rad three days. No, not 1980s radical, but rather RAD as in the post’s Retiree Appreciation Days, May 16-18.

Fort Jackson pulled out all the stops for retirees as it welcomed them for three days of events aimed at recognizing their service and continued support of the post.

“Your service to our nation forged a path and laid a foundation that enables us in uniform to serve with pride as we work to maintain our country’s freedom,” said Col. Timothy R. Hickman, garrison commander, in a video on the garrison’s social media page. “We thank you for your continued commitment as ambassadors to the Fort Jackson community. Our team has worked diligently so that you, our retirees, are heard and your needs are met.”

Appreciating retirees also helps Army recruitment by maintaining ambassadors for military service.

“I want this side of the access control point to be accessible by you all,” said Maj. Gen. Jason E. Kelly, Fort Jackson commander, during the retiree continental breakfast held at the 1917 Club, May 16. “We need not be a secret – we are still your Army. As a commander here, it’s important that we have a relationship with our retirees.”

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