HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Officials at Hill Air Force Base say they want military veterans to get all they can from Uncle Sam.
Hill is hosting its 25th Retiree Appreciation Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Club Hill.
The annual conference is open to retirees from all branches of the military and offers veterans a chance to learn about retirement benefits, receive tours of the base and network with other military retirees.
"We're trying to gather all the experts in one room, so retirees can have it all right in front of them," said Dan Petrizzo, director of retired activities at Hill. "When you retire from the military, things are always changing, nothing is static. The (conference) is a good place to get information."
The conference will feature displays on pharmacy services, blood pressure screenings, physical therapy, the base commissary, family support, retiree activities, and base dental and legal offices.
Senior leaders from the base will be on hand in town hall-style meetings, fielding questions on topics ranging from veterans' health care to how to access the base's facilities.
Connie Delameter, retiree liaison for the 75th Force Support Squadron, said most retirees who use the base live in the Top of Utah, but some come from out of state.
Hill supports about 20,000 retirees and their dependents within the state of Utah, the southern portions of Idaho, western Colorado and Wyoming, and eastern Nevada.
"These veterans have earned many perks," Delameter said. "Hopefully, they'll be able to utilize them to the fullest after attending the conference."
Veterans attending the conference must bring proper military identification, and their dependants must check in at any of the base's visitor's centers.
For more information on retiree benefits available at Hill, call the Retiree Activities Offices at 801-777-5735.