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Career Technical Training Track — what’s in it for you

Posted June 13, 2014 by Margaret Evangelesta

Beginning a new career as a Civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. In order to succeed, one must be ready to take the time required to manage all aspects of a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted May 30, 2014 by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III

Retired Soldiers play a crucial role in shaping the Army’s future [You are currently seeing] news reports almost daily about our nation’s struggle to find a way ahead for our military and the generations of Americans who have kept us safe and protected our freedoms here and abroad. The arguments may seem to be new…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted April 25, 2014 by Compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Alternative way to access personnel records By Dean Hiza – Chief, Army Soldier Records Branch Many retirees are familiar with accessing their Official Military Personnel Files, or OMPFs, through the Army Human Resources Command’s My Record portal. An alternative method for accessing them is through eBenefits, a web portal operated jointly by the Departments of…

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VA: Disability claims backlog drops by 44 percent

Posted April 11, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims — a reduction of more than 267,000 — while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions being…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted March 28, 2014 by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Army changes retirement status listing Some customs and courtesies will never change, such as showing respect for the U. S. flag. However, the Army recently modified how retirees list their retired status. The Army published the new policy on May 17, 2013, in Army Regulation 25-50, Preparing and Managing Correspondence. The policy puts retired Reservists…

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Social Security launches expedited veteran disability process

Posted March 21, 2014 by Social Security Administration

WASHINGTON — Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions. Carolyn Colvin, the acting Social Security commissioner, said the new process is similar to the way the agency…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted February 28, 2014 by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

In accordance with Army Regulation 600-8-7, the objectives of the Retiree Council Program are to provide the Army’s top leaders with insight into vital issues and concerns of retired Soldiers. The program also gives the Army retired community an opportunity to: Communicate with the Active Army; receive advice on, analyze and provide input on decisions,…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted February 7, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Postal Service The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an online GI Bill Comparison Tool, Tuesday, to make it easier for veterans, service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs…

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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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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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