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Army Retirement Ceremonies National Capital Region
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Soldiers Army-wide are invited to participate in a Department of the Army (DA) or General Officer (GO) retirement ceremony conducted by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own" ceremonial units of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW).

DA and GO Retirement ceremonies take place in Conmy Hall, Bldg. 241., on the historic installation, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, also known as Fort Myer, Virginia.  Ceremonies are generally conducted on a weekday morning toward the end of each month. These ceremonies draw participants from the Army's total force; Active-duty, National Guard and Reserve elements.  Participating in retirement ceremonies conducted by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own" ceremonial units is a fitting cap to a Soldier's career.

ELIGIBILITY:

DA Ceremony: COL (O6) and below

GO Ceremony: BG (07) and MG (08)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Transitioning Soldiers interested in participating in a DA or GO retirement ceremony are personally responsible for submitting their Retirement Data Sheet directly to MDW Ceremonies and Special Events Office (CSEO). **NO EXCEPTIONS**.  Requests to participate MUST be submitted by emailing: mdw.cseo@gmail.com or faxing 202-685-3379.  

Ensure that your email and contact information is accurate as you will receive a confirmation email within the first week of the month of your requested retirement ceremony date. The email confirmation will provide you with details for your specific ceremony.  If your participation status should change, please inform MDW CSEO as soon as possible by calling CPT Tamara Young at (202) 685-4911/2983/2980 or mdw.cseo@gmail.com.

HOW TO OBTAIN FORM:

The Retirement Data Sheet to designate your participation in a ceremony may be obtained at a retirement briefing for transitioning Soldiers, from the Fort Myer Transition Point or here Retirement Data Sheet (excel).

NOTE:  Retirement Data Sheets must be submitted no later than the 10th day of the month in which you wish to participate.  Retirees who submit their Retirement Data Sheet after the 10th will not be recognized in that month's retirement program and may be asked to participate in a later ceremony. If you are not contacted by MDW Ceremonies and Special Events Office within seven (7) days of your scheduled retirement ceremony, please contact MDW CSEO point of contact mentioned above.

The following dates are established for Department of the Army and General Officer retirement ceremonies in 2018.





DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 2018 RETIREMENT CEREMONIES





DA Time    GO  Time    Location     
25 Jan. 18 10 a.m.  26 Jan. 18 Cancelled Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
22 Feb. 18 10 a.m.  23 Feb. 18 Cancelled Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
29 Mar. 18 10 a.m.  30 Mar. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
26 Apr. 18 10 a.m.  27 Apr. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
17 May 18 10 a.m.  18 May 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
28 Jun. 18 10 a.m.  29 Jun. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
26 Jul. 18 10 a.m.  27 Jul. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
30 Aug. 18 10 a.m.  29 Aug. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
21 Sep. 18 10 a.m.  28 Sep. 18 Cancelled Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
25 Oct. 18 10 a.m.  26 Oct. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
29 Nov. 18 10 a.m.  30 Nov. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
13 Dec. 18 10 a.m.  14 Dec. 18 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
 

Old Guard Troops

Date and times are subjected to change due to supervening ceremonies. **This document, dated Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, supersedes any dates previously established.**

POC for this action is CPT Tamara Young at (202) 685-4911, or mdw.cseo@gmail.com.



 Year 2018 Key Dates

New Year                  Mon., 1 Jan Independence Day     Wed., 4 July  
MLK Jr. Holiday        Mon., 15 Jan Labor Day                     Mon., 3 Sept
Presidents Day       Mon., 19 Feb                        Columbus Day             Mon., 9 Oct
Easter                       Sun.,    1 April                        Veterans Day               Sun., 11 Nov
Memorial Day         Mon., 28 May                      Thanksgiving          Thurs., 22 Nov 
Army Birthday         Wed., 14 June                           Christmas                  Tues., 25 Dec

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Directions to Fort Myer

Retirement Data Sheet (excel)

The Army Band and the Old Guard represent the Army well at outreach events large and small, near and far. They combine forces for the Twilight Tattoo performances at Fort Myer and the Spirit of America shows up and down the East Coast. Concerts and recitals by Army Band musicians and exhibitions by Old Guard performing units like the Army Drill Team or the Fife and Drum Corps keep the command in the public eye.

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