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Army Retirement Ceremonies National Capital Region

Troops on LineSoldiers Army-wide are invited to participate in a retirement ceremony conducted by ceremonial troops of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW).

Generally held on a weekday morning toward the end of each month, the ceremonies take place in Conmy Hall, Bldg. 241 on Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall (Fort Myer) Va. They are a fitting cap to a Soldier’s career and draws participants from the Army’s total force; Active, Guard and Reserve elements.

Signup for the ceremony is through the Fort Myer Transition Point. The form used to designate their participation in the ceremony can be obtained at retirement briefings for transitioning Soldiers, from the Fort Myer Transition Point or downloaded below. Soldiers not serviced by the Fort Myer Transition Point can also contact the Ceremonies and Special Events Office directly at (202) 685-2983/4916.

Please fax (or email) the completed form to the appropriate locations designated at the bottom of the form.

Retirement Data Sheet (excel)

MDW also conducts General Officer retirement ceremonies on Fort Myer.


1.   The following dates are established for Department of the Army (DA) and General
Officer (GO) retirement ceremonies in 2017.  Eligibility to participate is open to Soldiers
Army-wide.  Ceremony location is Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA  (JBM-HH),
[also known as Fort Myer, VA].

DA Time    GO  Time    Location     
26 Jan. 17 10 a.m.  27 Jan. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
23 Feb. 17 10 a.m.  24 Feb. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
30 Mar. 17 10 a.m.  N/A 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
27 Apr. 17 10 a.m.  25 Apr. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
18 May. 17 10 a.m.  19 May. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
29 Jun. 17 10 a.m.  30 Jun. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
27 Jul. 17 10 a.m.  28 Jul. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
30 Aug. 17 10 a.m.  31 Aug. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
28 Sep. 17 10 a.m.  29 Sep. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
26 Oct. 17 10 a.m.  27 Oct. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
29 Nov. 17 10 a.m.  30 Nov. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
14 Dec. 17 10 a.m.  15 Dec. 17 10 a.m. Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.

Old Guard Troops 2.   If you are not contacted by the Military District of Washington Ceremonies and Special  Events Office within 7 days of your scheduled retirement ceremony, please contact the Ceremonies Office POC's in paragraph 4.

3.  Times may be changed due to supervening ceremonies.

4.  This document supersedes any dates previously established. POC for this action is Ms. Michelle Brown at (202) 685-4916, or michelle.j.brown6.civ@mail.mil.




 Year 2017 Key Dates

New Year                  Sun., 1 Jan                                              Independence Day     Tues., 4 July  
 MLK Jr. Holiday       Mon., 16 Jan Labor Day                     Mon., 4 Sept
 President’s Day       Mon., 20 Feb                        Columbus Day             Mon., 9 Oct
 Easter                       Sun.,    16 April                        Veterans Day               Sat., 11 Nov
 Memorial Day         Mon., 29 May                      Thanksgiving               Thurs., 23 Nov 
 Army Birthday         Wed., 14 June                           Christmas                     Mon., 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.