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Military Retiree Appreciation Day

A Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at Camp Ripley, Little Falls. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Training & Community Center, Building 11-1.

Retiree Appreciation Day is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, spouses, widows and/or guests to receive updated information about retiree entitlement programs.

Pre-registration is required; call (763) 441-2630 for registration information, or visit the Honors Newsletter at

HONORS_2011.pdf. A complete listing of Retiree Activity Day events being held throughout the Midwest also is available at this website.

From Warroad to Willmar, military retirees and their spouses are invited to Camp Ripley, near Little Falls, Saturday, Aug. 27, for the 10th Annual Armed Forces Retiree Appreciation Day or AFRAD.

The AFRAD is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, spouses and widows to receive updated verbal and written information about their government benefits as military retirees, enlisted and officer, from all the military services.

There will be specialists from government and veteran affairs to talk about the entitlement programs and the current information on these programs.

A member of the Camp Ripley staff will be available, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 26-27, in the Training and Community Center building to renew or update retiree or dependent identification cards.

There is a small fee for registration and lunch. Please sign up for lunch by Aug. 15. For more information go to:, and click on the Events tab. For more information, call or e-mail TREA Chapter 115 President Ralph Donais at: (763) 441-2630 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .