The Association counts as a retiree any person who worked for the Fish & Wildlife Service and has now retired, including their spouses. Further, some of our colleagues were caught up in reorganizations, retired from other agencies, or taken on second careers, but still consider themselves Fish & Wildlife people. Among these are colleagues that were formerly in Research, Animal Damage Control, or certain National Fish Hatcheries transferred to State operation.
"Everyone is either a retiree or a retiree-in-training"
The Association of Retired Fish and Wildlife Service Employees, more commonly referred to as the Retirees Association, is a non-profit organization of retired ex-FWS employees who want to thoroughly enjoy their retirement but who also want to maintain past relationships with the agency, its personnel, and with each other.
To accommodate these multiple objectives, the Association focuses primarily on