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Retiree Appreciation Day set for Oct. 20 at Fort Riley

Military retirees are invited to attend Fort Riley’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30.

Maj. Gen. John Kolasheski, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Commanding General, and Col. Stephen Shrader, Fort Riley Garrison Commander, are scheduled to provide opening remarks. Other planned speakers include retired Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins, Executive Director of the Governor’s Military Council, and a representative of Irwin Army Community Hospital.

Retirees of all military services, spouses, widows and widowers will be treated to an expanded event this year. Attendees can get the latest information on TRICARE, legal assistance, the post exchange and commissary, Honor Flights and more.

Additionally, military retirees can get their influenza shots and update other inoculations for tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, pneumonia and shingles. IACH personnel will be at Riley’s Conference Center to offer these shots from noon to 4 p.m.

Dr. Geoff Babb, a retired Army Special Forces officer and Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, will speak on the Korean War and current U.S. relations with China and North Korea during lunch. Cost for the luncheon is 15 dollars. Retirees wishing to attend the luncheon must make reservations by Oct. 10. Call the Retirement Services Office to learn more at (785) 239-3320. Retirees only need to make reservations if they are planning to attend the luncheon. All other activities during Retiree Appreciation Day are free and do not require advance registration.

Visitors to Fort Riley who don’t have a DoD ID card will need to stop by the Henry Gate visitor’s center to get a one-day pass. Retirees with a current DoD ID card are considered a Trusted Traveler and may vouch for up to seven other people in their vehicle. Anyone 16 years old and older will need a photo ID. You can learn more about accessing Fort Riley on the website or by calling (785) 239-2982.

For more information about Retiree Appreciation Day, call (785) 239-3320.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Dispose of your unwanted and unused prescription medications Oct. 25 & 26 from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Main Post Exchange, 2210 Trooper Drive. Needles will not be accepted. For more information call (785) 239-5075 / (785) 240-6266.

HIstorical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley Ghost Tours

Come and take the scary ghost tales tour of Fort Riley Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4 - 8 p.m.  at the Artillery Parade Field  and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4 - 7 p.m at the west side of Calvary Parade Field off Pleasanton Ave.

Fort Riley on-post Halloween Event Hours on Oct. 31

AAFES Facilities
     PX Mall Bldg. 2210: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
     Forsyth Express: 5 - 8 p.m.
     Main Post Express: 4 - 6 p.m.
     Big Red 1 Express: 5 - 7 p.m.

Housing Areas and Commissary Trunk or Treat: 6 - 8 p.m.