Retiree Appreciation Day on Oct. 28 Published Oct. 14, 2022 By By Robin McMacken 88th Air Base Wing Retiree Appreciation Day set for Oct. 28 Retiree Appreciation Day set for Oct. 28. Photo Details / Download Hi-Res WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The 88th Air Base Wing will host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center on Oct. 28. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base event has not been held since 2019 due to COVID-19 restrictions. “We were pleased to honor (at the 2019 event) more than 300 retirees, their family members and their surviving dependents,” said retired Senior Master Sgt. David McCoy, a lead organizer and volunteer at the base’s Retiree Activities Office. Retiree Appreciation Day links attendees with various services and agencies, including the 88th Medical Group, Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Ohio Department of Veterans Services. This year, registration and refreshments, sponsored by the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), Chapter 751, is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony is at 8:30 a.m. with comments from 88 ABW leadership. McCoy added the morning also will be full of briefings. A representative from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, for instance, will brief attendees, as will the Military Officers Association of America. Lunch is "on-your-own" through Packy’s, and then vendor tables in the Hope Hotel ballroom will open around noon. Vendors will have informational booths on topics such as health care, legal services, finances and more. Registrants will be given tickets for door prizes, to be given out during the vendor activities, and there is still time to donate prizes if anyone wishes to do so. Call the base Retiree Activities Office at 937-257-3221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the event. Hope Hotel is located near WPAFB just outside Gate 12A.