Events

September 21, 2012

Retiree Appreciation Day

Thanks to many who have served our country….

 

Explaining the EOD mission . . .
Airman 1st Class Amanda Ponce, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, talks to Theodore Swenson, a United States Air Force retiree, about EOD’s mission during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Retiree Appreciation Day provides current information and resources while showing appreciation to those that served.

 

Flu shots offered . . .
Staff Sgt. Greer Keith, 99th Medical Operations Squadron allergy and immunization non-comissioned officer in charge, administers a flu shot to Ed Gardener, a United States Air Force retiree, during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Four members of the 99th MDOS administered 350 flu shots during the event.

 

Airman 1st Class Courtney Williams, 99th Comptroller Squadron, serves food to retirees and their families during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sep. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Approximately 810 individuals attended this year’s event, which included military demonstrations, medical resources and entertainment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dental exams offered . . .
Capt. Nathan Larson, dental resident, and Senior Airman Elizabeth Gonzalez, dental assistant, 99th Dental Squadron, examine Timothy Mancour’s teeth during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Twenty seven 99th Dental Squadron members provided 150 dental screenings. The staff had a 20 percent increase of individuals seen from the previous year.

 

Putting the working dogs through their paces . . .
Staff Sgt. Alden Dunn, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, plays the role of an aggressor while Staff Sgt. Janna McDonald, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, handles Chester, military working dog, during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Approximately 810 individuals attended the event.

 

Entertaining the guests . . .
Staff Sgt. Adlea Avalos, 99th Security Forces Squadron armory noncommissioned officer in charge, sings during the Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 810 retirees and their families came out for information, food and entertainment.




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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

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