Retirees are shown base-wide appreciation

Edie Hyatt speaks with David Ross, 14th Medical Operations Squadron optometry technician, about the benefits retirees are able to utilize Oct. 20, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. There are many benefits retirees and beneficiaries may use on military installations, including access to the 14th MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Keith Holcomb)

Edie Hyatt speaks with David Ross, 14th Medical Operations Squadron optometry technician, about the benefits retirees are able to utilize Oct. 20, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. There are many benefits retirees and beneficiaries may use on military installations, including access to the 14th MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Keith Holcomb)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Members of Columbus Air Force Base community showed retired veterans and their families how much they’re appreciated by dedicating their time and resources Oct. 20 at the Columbus Club.

The Club opened their doors at 9 a.m. to all retired service members and their dependents. Booths from many squadrons were setup and provided information about benefits and services available to retirees and their dependents; which they may not have known otherwise.

A reduced price lunch was available to those who attended and after lunch Col. Guy Majkowski, 14th Medical Group Commander, spoke to the retirees.

Picking up the microphone, he walked toward the tables and engaged the audience, asking them questions, finding out who retired from what service and when they started their service.

After the speech, the retirees were given the option to take a shuttle to visit the Air Traffic Control Tower and static displays on the flightline.

Several retirees visited the locations and spoke with Airmen from different squadrons about experiences and stories from their time in the service.