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Army Community Service – 50 years of service

Posted July 10, 2015 by timchisham

ACS celebrates 50 years Join Army Community Service in celebrating its 50th birthday with a pool party 1:45-4 p.m. July 24 at Irwin Pool. This event is open to all ACS-authorized patrons. Opening remarks will begin at 1:45 p.m. followed by a cake cutting ceremony. Food will be available while supplies last and a free,…

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Fort Huachuca Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted June 26, 2015 by John Radke

The June edition of Army Echoes always communicates the highlights of the annual Chief of Staff, Army Retired Soldier Council meeting held each April in the Pentagon. This event is always very important as we support the Chief of Staff, Army and his 14-member council. As the chief of Army Retirement Services, I periodically ask…

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Chief of staff retires after 31 years of service

Posted May 15, 2015 by Natalie Lakosil

Natalie Lakosil From left, Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major, watches as Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca, hands Col. Jeffrey Jennings, chief of staff, USAICoE, his retirement flag during Jennings’ retirement ceremony in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. His wife Suzanne was also…

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Retiree Council shares news for retired military

Posted March 6, 2015 by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Raney

Small increase to TRICARE pharmacy copays FALLS CHURCH, Va. — New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE are now in effect. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost beneficiaries nothing….

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Marines: Remembering Greeley — Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima

Posted November 26, 2014 by Sgt. Reece Lodder

Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Posted November 21, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.

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Veterans honored at recognition luncheon on post

Posted November 7, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Maci Hidalgo United States Army Veteran Ray Perger slices through the cake during the Veterans luncheon at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center on Fort Huachuca Nov. 5. Perger, 92, was one of the oldest veterans who attended the luncheon and was given the sword to cut the cake in honor of his service. Members of…

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted October 31, 2014 by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Do ‘legal tune-up;’ review documents It’s a good idea to review estate planning documents at least every five years or upon an event that might require an edit, such as when the executor can no longer serve. First of all, locate them. If you can’t find them, make an appointment with the Legal Assistance Office…

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VA processes more than 1.3 million veterans’ claims in FY14

Posted October 17, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — More than 1.3 million veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 — the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the…

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VA clinical psychologist raises military sexual trauma awareness

Posted August 28, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Michael Moore, Ph.D., military sexual trauma coordinator at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson, presents a session on military sexual trauma, or MST, in the Murr Community Center, Aug. 22. Attendees learned about how the VA assists patients with MST and the treatments available to them. As the Army…

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