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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame inducts three Sierra Vista residents

Posted November 1, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Salaverria Three Sierra Vista residents were inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Friday in Phoenix. Luis Salaverria, Bennett “Tom” Dingwall and Robert Strain all received their HOF medallions which “is the highest honor awarded by the governor to an honorably discharged military veteran of the state for achievements outside of their military service…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted November 27, 2013 by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Issues — retiree submissions sought for CSA Retiree Council discussion The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council is soliciting retiree input on issues to present to the chief of staff of the Army Retiree Council. The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council, or RC, meets quarterly to discuss issues concerning the Army retiree population. To date, the RC has…

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VA announces mental health hiring initiative

Posted June 28, 2012 by Department of Veterans Affairs

Tucson — The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs, and retention efforts for mental health professionals. To speed the national hiring process, VA developed the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, a multi-faceted, sustained national marketing and outreach campaign that…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes AKO, post-AKO changes taking place

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Retirees access personnel, benefits info via DS Logon As of Monday, most retirees and Family members will access personnel and benefits information held by both Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, VA, via DoD Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon. Operated by DoD, DS Logon allows access to multiple DoD and VA websites using a single…

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DOD official praises vet employment program

Posted October 18, 2012 by By Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON – A senior defense official took part Monday in the announcement in New York of a new hiring program that aims to train and place 100,000 veterans in advanced manufacturing and related jobs by 2015. John Campbell, deputy assistant secretary of defense for warrior care and transition policy, joined officials from General Electric, Alcoa,…

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Women made significant MI contributions, too

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lauren Ayers

Secret agents and powerful leaders are not limited to the men of military intelligence. In the brief history of women officially serving in intelligence positions within the United States Army, there are several notable figures. Like other fields within the military, military intelligence embraced women in service…

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VA hires more mental health professionals to expand access for veterans

Posted March 29, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced on Feb. 11 that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for veterans by hiring new mental health professionals. Last year, Secretary Eric Shinseki announced a goal to hire 1,600 new mental health clinical providers and 300 administrative…

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VA offers $600M to support services for homeless vet families

Posted January 17, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Department officials announced Tuesday the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veteran families occupying permanent housing. “Those who have served our nation should never find themselves on the streets, living without hope,”…

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HT-JCOE auditorium named for MI general

Posted July 5, 2012 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley

Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, event host; 1st Lt. William Fastenau, son of Brig. Gen. Richard Ellis for whom the auditorium was memorialized…

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VA implements new online tool for military members, Families, transitioning out

Posted July 18, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

In conjunction with the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, the new Veterans Employment Center, or VEC, is the federal government’s single authoritative online resource for connecting transitioning service members, veterans and their Families to meaningful career opportunities. The VEC is the first government-wide product that brings together a reputable cadre of public and…

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