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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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War veteran receives Bronze Star for service

Posted September 7, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Natalie Lakosil Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams (left) Network Enterprise Technology Command command sergeant major congratulates retired U.S. Army Capt. Richard Cooksley after he received the Bronze Star on Tuesday in Fitch Auditorium. It’s been more than 50 years in coming, but U.S. Army retired Capt. Richard Cooksey was officially presented with a Bronze Star…

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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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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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RC focuses on TRICARE changes and concerns

Posted July 26, 2012 by anradmin

The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras.

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92nd Infantry Division officer revisits Fort Huachuca

Posted July 19, 2012 by By Robert Anderson

Retired Army Capt. Joseph Hairston, one of the first black officers commissioned to serve with the 92nd Infantry Division after its reactivation in 1942, made a surprise visit to the Fort Huachuca...

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VA grants will aid homeless veterans

Posted July 19, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a…

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Landscapers ‘give back’ to vets, fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted July 12, 2012 by Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

Kelly Wilson, a horticulturist at Arlington National Cemetery, explains the purpose of planting milkweed, the only species of plant Monarch butterfly larvae will eat, to children during...

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