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Enjoy local changes, specials this summer

Posted June 28, 2012 by

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras)

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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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Retiree Council shares news and notes

Posted September 27, 2012 by

Upcoming events, TRICARE changes announced (The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras) Volunteers needed for World Cardmaking Day An event for the creative and the not-so-creative, World Cardmaking Day, will be held at 12851 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix on Oct. 6,…

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VA committed to veterans’ health, well-being, official says

Posted June 27, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges systemic issues of timeliness in providing veterans with health care and is committed to fixing unacceptable patient scheduling practices, a senior VA official told Congress Monday. Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations, Veterans Health Administration, testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee…

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FH Soldiers remember Bataan through memorial death march

Posted March 29, 2012 by Natalie Campbell

Sunday marked the 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This year between 6 ““ 7,000 people gathered to complete the 26.2-mile grueling march through high desert terrain. The march is held in honor of World War II Soldiers, who, while defending the Philippine islands…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted March 29, 2013 by Michael Roberts

This month’s article focuses on local and online Veteran Administration resources. While some of this information may previously have been published, it is important to continue to keep retirees and eligible veterans informed of their availability. Sierra Vista Community Based Outpatient Clinic The Sierra Vista Community Based Outpatient Clinic is designed to deliver Primary Care…

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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

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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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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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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