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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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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted October 31, 2014 by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Do ‘legal tune-up;’ review documents It’s a good idea to review estate planning documents at least every five years or upon an event that might require an edit, such as when the executor can no longer serve. First of all, locate them. If you can’t find them, make an appointment with the Legal Assistance Office…

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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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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted April 25, 2014 by Compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Alternative way to access personnel records By Dean Hiza – Chief, Army Soldier Records Branch Many retirees are familiar with accessing their Official Military Personnel Files, or OMPFs, through the Army Human Resources Command’s My Record portal. An alternative method for accessing them is through eBenefits, a web portal operated jointly by the Departments of…

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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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Veterans honored at recognition luncheon on post

Posted November 7, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Maci Hidalgo United States Army Veteran Ray Perger slices through the cake during the Veterans luncheon at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center on Fort Huachuca Nov. 5. Perger, 92, was one of the oldest veterans who attended the luncheon and was given the sword to cut the cake in honor of his service. Members of…

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