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Luke hosts military retirees for day-long appreciation event

Two military retirees admire an F-16C Fighting Falcon during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 26, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Two military retirees admire an F-16C Fighting Falcon during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 26, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event consisted of a static display of an F-16C and an F-35A Lightning II and units across the base offered interactive demonstrations and exhibits. Airmen at Luke host RAD annually to show their appreciation to retirees, showcase military new equipment, and offer the retirees a streamlined opportunity to capitalize on services offered at the base such as legal and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

im Ritenour, retired Air Force member, poses in front of an F-16C Fighting Falcon during Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD), Oct. 26, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Jim Ritenour, retired Air Force member, poses in front of an F-16C Fighting Falcon during Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD), Oct. 26, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Airmen at Luke host RAD to honor retirees and their families by thanking them for their service and sacrifices. Airmen at Luke host RAD annually to show their appreciation to retirees, showcase military new equipment, and offer the retirees a streamlined opportunity to capitalize on services offered at the base such as legal and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

Airman 1st Class Sarah Amato, 56th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron operational medical technician, measures a retiree’s blood pressure during a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) event Oct. 26, 2019, at the Navy Operational Support Center in Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Airman 1st Class Sarah Amato, 56th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron operational medical technician, measures a retiree’s blood pressure during a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) event Oct. 26, 2019, at the Navy Operational Support Center in Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Attendees received legal assistance, medical shots and viewed static displays of an F-16C Fighting Falcon and an F-35A Lightning II. Airmen at Luke host RAD annually to show their appreciation to retirees, showcase military new equipment, and offer the retirees a streamlined opportunity to capitalize on services offered at the base such as legal and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

Staff Sgt. Rebekah Crosswhite, 56th Healthcare Operational Squadron immunizations technician, gives a flu vaccination to a retiree during a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) event Oct. 26, 2019, at the Navy Operational Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Staff Sgt. Rebekah Crosswhite, 56th Healthcare Operational Squadron immunizations technician, gives a flu vaccination to a retiree during a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) event Oct. 26, 2019, at the Navy Operational Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members from the 56th Medical Group offered more than 500 vaccinations to retirees and their families, including flu, tetanus and pneumonia. Airmen at Luke host RAD annually to show their appreciation to retirees, showcase military new equipment, and offer the retirees a streamlined opportunity to capitalize on services offered at the base such as legal and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric W. Wenzel, Secretary of the Navy Retiree council recorder, speaks at a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) event Oct. 26, 2019, at the Navy Operational Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric W. Wenzel, Secretary of the Navy Retiree council recorder, speaks at a Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) event Oct. 26, 2019, at the Navy Operational Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Wenzel spoke about challenges many retirees face and the council’s role in helping resolve them. Airmen at Luke host RAD annually to show their appreciation to retirees, showcase military new equipment, and offer the retirees a streamlined opportunity to capitalize on services offered at the base such as legal and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Two military retirees admire an F-16C Fighting Falcon during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 26, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event consisted of a static display of an F-16C and an F-35A Lightning II and units across the base offered interactive demonstrations and exhibits. Airmen at Luke host RAD annually to show their appreciation to retirees, showcase military new equipment, and offer the retirees a streamlined opportunity to capitalize on services offered at the base such as legal and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Brooke Moeder)