Oct 17, 2020 2:53 PM

Fort Riley's annual Retiree Appreciation Day goes virtual

Posted Oct 17, 2020 2:53 PM

 Due to COVID-19 concerns, Fort Riley is unable to host an in-person Retiree Appreciation Day, which the post normally holds each October. Instead, Fort Riley's 2020 retiree appreciation event for military retirees of all services and their spouses, widows or widowers will be an ongoing online event beginning November 5, available by joining the Fort Riley Retirement Services
group on Facebook at

The virtual event will include activities that have long been part of the post's Retiree Appreciation Day. This year, leaders of the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley and Irwin Army Community Hospital will present video remarks, and partner agency representatives will provide information important to military retirees online.

Virtual participants will enjoy presentations from representatives of TRICARE, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, veterans service organizations, Honor Flight, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Defense Commissary Agency. Military retirees will also get updates on access to Fort Riley and Irwin Army Community Hospital, as well as the latest information on services offered to retirees at Fort Riley.

Irwin Army Community Hospital plans to offer immunizations to military retirees on Nov. 14, with a drive-through shot clinic, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Updates will be posted on Facebook.com/FortRiley and

For more information on Fort Riley's virtual Retiree Appreciation Day, contact the Retirement Services Office at 785-239-3320.