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Col. David Edward Rickert passes

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Retired Col. David Edward Rickert, 74, passed away Sept. 15 in Tucson. A passionate warrior, artist, writer, poet, husband and father, Dave died Sept. 15 in Tucson. Dave was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Elder High School. He went on to Bowling Green State University, where he served in the ROTC…

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Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies

Posted May 8, 2017 by AP

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who…

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Tucson VA calendar

Posted May 19, 2017 by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

May 22 Intro to Qi-Gong — Health Education, Bldg. 30, Room 224, 8-8:45 a.m. Qi Gong for Experienced People — Health Education, Bldg. 2, Room N179, 9-10 a.m. Arthritis School — Health Education, Bldg. 60, Room NE102, 1-2 p.m. Drop In Smoking Cessation at the Tucson VA Medical Center — Health Education, Bldg. 90, Room 1103, 2-3 p.m. May 23 Chair Yoga — Health Education,…

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AF veterans reveal what Veterans Day means to them

Posted November 12, 2015 by By Sean Kimmons

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. (AFNS) — The day when nearly 70 bullets riddled his Sikorsky HH-3E “Jolly Green Giant” rescue helicopter as his crew tried to save two Airmen during the Vietnam War remains vivid for retired Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Richardson. It was March 14, 1968, and Richardson, a flight engineer at the time,…

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Retirees advance AF family at D-M

Posted October 19, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Retiree Activities Office is located at 3500 S. Craycroft Rd., east of the base chapel, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The RAO was established by the Secretary of the Air Force to serve military…

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Tucson VA partners with Pima County One Stop

Posted May 19, 2017 by Luke D. Johnson

VA photograph Vocational development specialists from the Tucson VA provide Veterans the personalized support and counseling they need, which guides them to meaningful long-term employment. Veterans who are enrolled in the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program that are seeking employment now have additional support…

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Have you met your VA benefits advisor?

Posted December 18, 2015 by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — As 2015 comes to a close, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reflecting on the impact that VA benefits advisors have made in the lives of transitioning service members, veterans, and their family members. As part of the Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, more than 300 VA benefits advisors are…

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VA begins Summer of Service to bolster volunteer assistance

Posted May 29, 2015 by

WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new nationwide initiative designed to build upon its existing partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans in their communities. The Department is renewing its commitment to Veterans and embarking upon a “Summer of Service” that seeks the help of citizens across…

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SAVAHCS hosts POW/MIA recognition ceremony

Posted September 23, 2016 by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System held a remembrance ceremony at their main campus in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 16.

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A widow’s story: Living by faith

Posted December 7, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Just before sunset on Veterans Day, she sat next to her husband’s headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, reminding her three children how their father was with God in heaven and what it means to have faith. Faith has kept Heather Gray moving forward. It’s what has gotten her…

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