Veteran support focus at Retiree Appreciation Day
Nov 01, 2013
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Retired Sgt. Maj. James Ryder, a member of the Fort Polk Retiree Council, gets his annual flu shot from Pfc. Kate Barkley at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital during Fort Polk's 38th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26
Maj. Billy McPearson, chief of preventive medicine, talks to retirees about some of the programs offered.
Ovetta Jackson-White (right), a Veterans Affairs vocation rehabilitation counselor, talks with retired Staff Sgt. Michael and Khrissy Snodgrass about VA programs available to them at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center during Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26. The VA has an office located in the Soldier Family Center for veterans needing assistance.
Sgt. Ben Bosenberg (left), an occupational therapy technician at BJACH, tells Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman, commanding general, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, about programs available at the clinic.
Retirees attending Fort Polk's 38th annual Retiree Appreciation Day (right) enjoy renewing old friendships and refreshments at the SFAC Oct. 26.
Retirees wait to pick up prescriptions Oct. 26 at BJACH's outpatient pharmacy during Retiree Appreciation Day. The pharmacy, which recently changed its hours of operation to be closed Saturdays, was open just for the event. Regular pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.