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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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Seven Army retirees honored during Installation Retirement Ceremony

Posted August 8, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Army retirees, their spouses and other distinguished guests stand for the national anthem played during the Installation Retirement Ceremony July 31 on Brown Parade Field. The quarterly event honored seven Soldiers for their years of military service. Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered during the Installation Retirement Ceremony on Brown Parade Field July…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes Learn about Social Security, military benefits

Posted August 1, 2014 by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Military service, Social Security Excerpts from Social Security Administration Publication No. 05-10017, dated January 2014 Earnings for active duty military service or active duty training have been covered under Social Security since 1957. Social Security has covered inactive duty service in the armed forces reserves (such as weekend drills) since 1988. Those who served in…

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

Posted June 27, 2014 by

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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