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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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VA completes more than 1 million compensation claims in 2012

Posted December 6, 2012 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that the Veterans Benefits Administration, or VBA, which oversees the delivery of disability compensation and other benefits to the nation’s veterans, processed more than one million disability claims during fiscal [year] 2012, marking the third year in row VBA claims processors have exceeded the one million…

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Attend conference, update paperwork

Posted April 26, 2012 by anradmin

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras.)  Support Arizona’s women veterans The Arizona Department of Veteran Services hosts its Fourth Annual Arizona Military Women’s Conference on June 16 at the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix. Free for women…

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Veteran designation introduced for driver licenses

Posted September 27, 2013 by ADOT Release

PHOENIX — Two new services will be offered to military veterans by the Arizona Department of Transportation, effective Sept. 16. Veterans will have the option to have a designation on their Arizona-issued driver license, commercial driver license, identification card or instruction permit denoting their military service. In addition, veterans applying for an Arizona commercial driver…

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Commissary sales, TRICARE tests announced

Posted August 23, 2012 by (The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras)

Commissary announces upcoming sales, new services The Fort Huachuca Commissary’s popular “Seafood Road Show” will be held from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, and its semi-annual caselot sale from Sept. 28 – 30 inside the building during normal business hours, In October, the Defense Commissary Agency begins its “DECA Rewards Card” program, allowing Commissary patrons…

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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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Soldier KIA during Vietnam War identified

Posted December 20, 2012 by U.S. Department of Defense

Army Capt. James Johnstone, of Baton Rouge, La., was buried Dec. 12, in Arlington National Cemetery. On Nov. 19, 1966, Johnstone was the pilot of an OV-1A Mohawk aircraft that crashed while conducting a daytime reconnaissance mission over Attapu Province, Laos. Nearby U.S. aircrews reported seeing the wing of Johnstone’s aircraft hit a tree during…

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Nisei were key part of Military Intelligence Service

Posted May 31, 2012 by Command History Office

During World War II, 120,000 Americans of Japanese heritage were moved to internment camps throughout the United States. At the same time, 18,000 Nisei, second generation Japanese-Americans...

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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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“Lucki” leads way in march to women’s equality

Posted August 30, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Joan Drammeh

In the 1960s, when women in the United States sought the ever-elusive proverbial voice, there was one woman in a jungle crying out to be heard.....

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