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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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Retiree Council shares news and notes Council now has website, Facebook page

Posted November 29, 2012 by

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Jackie Moore.) Thanks to the efforts of the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council Secretary, Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts, the Council has a Web page and a link to its own Facebook page. A viable communications conduit…

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Veterans Day established after World War I

Posted November 8, 2012 by Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs website

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame inducts three Sierra Vista residents

Posted November 1, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Salaverria Three Sierra Vista residents were inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Friday in Phoenix. Luis Salaverria, Bennett “Tom” Dingwall and Robert Strain all received their HOF medallions which “is the highest honor awarded by the governor to an honorably discharged military veteran of the state for achievements outside of their military service…

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RAD, retiree issues, CRSC featured this month

Posted October 25, 2012 by

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Jackie Moore.) RAD — Save the date The next Retiree Appreciation Day will be held on Jan. 12, with registration at 8:30 a.m., at the Fort Huachuca Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The annual event highlights speakers from…

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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 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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MIAP brings final resting place for veterans

Posted September 20, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

The Missing in America Project laid to rest 18 more veterans Sept. 12 at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. Along with the 18 homeless or indigent veterans, one spouse was also buried. The remains were those of service members who served in the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy during World…

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