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NEWS | Oct. 15, 2018

JBSA, BAMC hosts Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 20

By Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs

Military retirees and service members who are about to retire can find out about useful programs and benefits at Military Retiree Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at the Brooke Army Medical Center Medical Mall at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.


An array of services will be offered at the event, including a health fair and more than 100 information tables consisting of representatives from BAMC medical clinics, agencies and organizations serving veterans and retirees.


At the health fair, free flu shots and immunizations and walk-in mammograms, well women exams, skin cancer screening and much more will be provided. Anyone who needs to update their immunizations must bring their shot records. Additionally, there will be walk-in ID card service at the lower level at BAMC.


Any retiree who has a prescription for eyeglasses less than a year old can have them ordered at the health fair. In addition, retirees can turn in any expired medication, or any medications they no longer use, to the BAMC pharmacy booth.


Representatives from TRICARE Information and Humana-Military will be there to inform retirees of their medical benefits.


Organizations and agencies that will have representatives at the event include the JBSA Retiree Activities Office, the Retired Enlisted Association, Bexar County Veteran Services, Veterans Benefit Administration, San Antonio Veteran Center, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas Veterans Commission, South Texas Veterans Affairs, Military Officers Association of America-Alamo Chapter and the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Exchange Services.