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Fort Leavenworth postpones retiree event

Published on -10/16/2013, 7:16 AM

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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- The Army says it's postponing its annual Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort Leavenworth because of the federal government shutdown.

A spokeswoman for the northeast Kansas post said Tuesday the event for military retirees and their families had been set for Oct. 26 but will be rescheduled. No new date has been chosen.

More than 32,000 military retirees live near Fort Leavenworth. The annual appreciation day has attracted as many as 1,800 people in the past.

Other events impacted by the federal shutdown have included a change of command ceremony for the 35th Infantry Division and all community relations activities such as tours, displays, ceremonial drill teams and color guards.

Fort Leavenworth is home to the Army's Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks.

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