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Veterans finally recognized, laid to rest

Posted April 26, 2012 by Story and photos by Natalie Lakosil

The feelings in the air were mixed — it was a day to celebrate, 15 veterans and a spouse were finally being laid to rest — but it was also a day of sadness knowing these veterans had not received their final roll call sooner. The remains of 16 cremated bodies laid to rest Friday…

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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Donna Miles

WASHINGTON “” The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran…

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Shinseki: VA on track to break claims backlog

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Donna Miles

WASHINGTON “” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says VA is on track toward reducing the disability claims backlog. VA spent the last two years creating an automated tool to make claims determinations faster and more accurate, he said. “Our intent is to have no claim over 125 days,” Shinseki said, adding another goal is 98-percent…

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Retirees focus on health matters

Posted March 29, 2012 by Melanie Mouras

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras) TRICARE Pharmacy phone number changes The TRICARE Retail Pharmacy and Home Delivery program coverage areas have merged, and their phone numbers have changed. Beneficiaries should now call, toll-free, 1.877.363.1303 for pharmacy and home delivery concerns,…

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Women made significant MI contributions, too

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lauren Ayers

Secret agents and powerful leaders are not limited to the men of military intelligence. In the brief history of women officially serving in intelligence positions within the United States Army, there are several notable figures. Like other fields within the military, military intelligence embraced women in service…

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FH Soldiers remember Bataan through memorial death march

Posted March 29, 2012 by Natalie Campbell

Sunday marked the 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This year between 6 ““ 7,000 people gathered to complete the 26.2-mile grueling march through high desert terrain. The march is held in honor of World War II Soldiers, who, while defending the Philippine islands…

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Hall of Fame inducts women Vietnam vets

Posted March 23, 2012 by C. Todd Lopez

WASHINGTON “” Hundreds of women gathered on Capitol Hill, March 13, to induct into the Army Women’s Hall of Fame all those who served in Vietnam. The afternoon event was hosted by the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation, and followed a morning event, the 4th Annual Army Women in Transition…

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