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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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Retired veteran receives medal for heroism, 46 years after the act

Posted November 8, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona District 2, explains the details of the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device to Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales. The retired Soldier received the medal on Fort Huachuca on Wednesday, in honor of an act of heroism Gonzales performed in Vietnam 46 years earlier. Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales…

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Installation retirement ceremony honors nine retirees

Posted October 25, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Eight Soldiers and one Airman retired from military service Friday on Brown Parade Field. They and their Families were honored during the formal retirement ceremony. Service members were honored for their commitment to the military, and Family members were recognized for supporting those who served. There comes a time at the end of…

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AKO changes coming soon — prepare now

Posted October 25, 2013 by

Army plans to close retiree AKO accounts by March 31, 2014 On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online, or AKO. The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense, or DoD, services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards, or…

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ADVS remains open during federal shutdown

Posted October 11, 2013 by Dave Hampton

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services remains open to serve Arizona’s veterans during the federal government shutdown. “Although the federal shutdown affects some services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, ADVS remains fully operational to meet the needs of our veterans and their families,” said Ted Vogt, ADVS director. As of Tuesday, more…

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