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DS Logon offers convenience, practicality – a ‘must’ for retirees

Posted July 26, 2013 by

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts.) WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, is a relatively new, secure, self-service logon ID that allows Department of Defense, or DoD, and Department of Veterans Affairs,…

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Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

Posted May 31, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Veteran color guard members line up for the presentation of veterans organizations’ colors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Memorial Day service on Monday. Sixteen different groups participated. Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the…

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Quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony thanks, honors retirees

Posted May 3, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski The Quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony on April 25 paid tribute to 21 retirees with a combined 475 years of federal service. Family and friends braved the high winds sweeping across Brown Parade Field to honor retirees at the Installation Retirement Ceremony. The quarterly event paid tribute to 21 retirees April 25….

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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 hires more mental health professionals to expand access for veterans

Posted March 29, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced on Feb. 11 that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for veterans by hiring new mental health professionals. Last year, Secretary Eric Shinseki announced a goal to hire 1,600 new mental health clinical providers and 300 administrative…

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Support programs available to retirees, Family members

Posted February 22, 2013 by Michael Roberts

Many retirees may be unaware of a number of services that remain available to them, even after leaving active duty. Regardless of their branch of service, retirees and their Family members may use the following support activities: Army Community Service The Army Community Service, or ACS, mission is to facilitate the commander’s ability to provide…

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TRICARE, DFAS addressed in this month’s column

Posted January 25, 2013 by Michael Roberts

Retiree Appreciation Day On behalf of the Retiree Council and all retirees who attended the Retiree Appreciation Day on Jan. 12, thank you to Rosalie Monge, Tina Moody and the entire Retirement Services Office staff that made the event a huge success. The entire team, to include the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre staff, is to…

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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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RAD slated for January, skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted December 20, 2012 by

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Michael Roberts.) Retiree Appreciation Day planned The annual Retiree Appreciation Day for 2013 is scheduled for Jan. 12. Registration and social hour will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m….

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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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