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AKO changes coming soon — prepare now

Posted October 25, 2013 by

Army plans to close retiree AKO accounts by March 31, 2014 On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online, or AKO. The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense, or DoD, services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards, or…

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Career Technical Training Track — what’s in it for you

Posted June 13, 2014 by Margaret Evangelesta

Beginning a new career as a Civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. In order to succeed, one must be ready to take the time required to manage all aspects of a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)…

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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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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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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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Enjoy local changes, specials this summer

Posted June 28, 2012 by

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

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Retired veteran receives medal for heroism, 46 years after the act

Posted November 8, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona District 2, explains the details of the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device to Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales. The retired Soldier received the medal on Fort Huachuca on Wednesday, in honor of an act of heroism Gonzales performed in Vietnam 46 years earlier. Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales…

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VA committed to veterans’ health, well-being, official says

Posted June 27, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges systemic issues of timeliness in providing veterans with health care and is committed to fixing unacceptable patient scheduling practices, a senior VA official told Congress Monday. Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations, Veterans Health Administration, testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee…

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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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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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