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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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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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