Ramstein to host Retiree Appreciation Day, info fair

The Ramstein Retiree Activities Office will host a Retiree Appreciation Day and Information Fair Wednesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Finch, Co-Chair of the Air Force Retiree Council, will provide an update on council activities and discuss recent changes to retiree and annuitant benefits. Representatives from a variety of agencies including VA, Survivor Benefits, Mortuary Affairs, Family Support, Personnel and Finance, will be available to provide information and answer questions. Additionally, the 435th Medical Group will offer TRICARE and dental updates, along with some basic blood pressure and optometry screenings.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with refreshments available at no charge. Opening remarks are scheduled for 8:15 a.m., followed by a series of short briefings.  Representatives from the various agencies will be available until noon to assist attendees one-on-one.

The event is open to retirees and spouses from all branches of the services, but isn’t restricted to those who’ve already retired. Information presented will provide individuals still on active duty an idea of what services are available to them after retirement.

For more information, contact retired Chief Master Sgts. Max Pfauntsch at 480-0206, e-mail max.pfauntsch@ramstein.af.mil or Dave Killman at 480-7563, e-mail david.killman@ramstein.af.mil.