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DOD, VA improve online access to benefits information

Posted February 1, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint, self-service Web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of benefits resources for service members and veterans. “The increasing capabilities of eBenefits give veterans and service members greater flexibility in…

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National Prayer Breakfast recognizes nation’s rich religious heritage

Posted January 25, 2013 by Chaplain (Lt. Col. [P]) Ken Godfrey

Our nation has a rich religious heritage. A large number of the early settlers of North America fled religious persecution in Europe to seek religious freedom. Many Founding Fathers had strong religious beliefs, primarily from a Judeo-Christian background, and founded our nation on religious principles. Their religious beliefs were inclusive of the person’s right to…

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Old Soldiers Never Die … Six retire on Brown Parade Field during quarterly IRC

Posted January 25, 2013 by Scout reports

Sgt. Bobby England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. Rich Rivera, Network Enterprise Technology Command, assistant chief of staff, G-1 and Sgt. Maj. Aurora Patterson, NETCOM assistant chief of staff, g-1, sergeant major presided over the Quarterly Installation Retirement ceremony and awarded six retirees with 144 years of combined military service with certificates and plaques for their…

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Year in review, 2012 — 25/50 anniversaries of the Military Intelligence Corps

Posted January 25, 2013 by

Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, leads the Military Intelligence Corps on a run on June 29, in honor of the 25/50 anniversaries of the Corps. Pfc. Geoffrey Wilkerson, Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard, represents the Civil War Soldier during the ribbon cutting on the new MI Soldier Heritage…

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Fatal Army accidents down in first quarter of 2013, sustaining trend from previous years

Posted January 25, 2013 by Julie Shelley

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released accident statistics for the first quarter of fiscal [year] 2013, and the data shows a continued overall decline in both on- and off-duty accidental deaths. Fiscal 2012 was the Army’s safest year since Sept. 11, 2001, and the third-safest year on record. Fatal accidents have remained steady…

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Military Intelligence heritage celebrated at monument dedication

Posted January 25, 2013 by Ruth Quinn

Photos by Tanja Linton The Military Intelligence Crest Monument, dedicated as the finale of the 25/50 Military Intelligence Commemoration year, stands in front of Alvarado Hall. The bronze crests, designed to complement the MI Sphinx which has been a symbol of MI since 1923, represent 50 years as an MI Branch (left) and 25 years…

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QSPd Soldiers must take action now to not lose ability to transfer Post 9/11-GI Bill benefits

Posted January 19, 2013 by Amy Sunseri

Soldiers who were considered by fiscal [year] 2013 Sergeant First Class and Sergeant Major/Command Sergeant Major boards and who could be involuntarily separated from active duty through the Qualitative Service Program, or QSP; need to transfer their Post 9/11-GI Bill education benefits to their dependents (if desired) prior to Jan. 31. If a Soldier is…

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New DFAC opens doors, offers specialty items to Soldiers

Posted January 11, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Fort Huachuca’s new and modern Weinstein Village Dining Facility, or DFAC, opened its doors for the grand opening on Jan. 3, replacing the older Yardley and Miss Virginia Hall DFACs. The building was completed in 2011 after 1.5 years of construction. Due to cost restraints, the 32,000 square-foot facility has been unused, until now. There…

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Increase in Social Security withholding will little affect Soldier pay

Posted January 11, 2013 by Todd Lopez

C. Todd Lopez This year, Soldiers and most civilians will see an increase in the amount of their pay withheld for Social Security. The withholding has increased from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. But for Soldiers, the change in Social Security withholding may not have a noticeable effect on their take-home pay. WASHINGTON — This…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: January 11, 2012

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Kuwaiti civilians trained in basic combat skills in Operation Desert Owl USAICoE History Office archives Kuwaiti volunteers learn how to become soldiers in January 1991. Jan. 7, 1991 With the outbreak of the first Gulf War, the Army realized it had a shortage of U.S. Soldiers proficient in Arabic. The Kuwaiti government, therefore, agreed to…

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