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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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Marines: Remembering Greeley — Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima

Posted November 26, 2014 by Sgt. Reece Lodder

Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima.

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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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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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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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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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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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Retiree Council shares news for retired military

Posted March 6, 2015 by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Raney

Small increase to TRICARE pharmacy copays FALLS CHURCH, Va. — New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE are now in effect. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost beneficiaries nothing….

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VA announces mental health hiring initiative

Posted June 28, 2012 by Department of Veterans Affairs

Tucson — The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs, and retention efforts for mental health professionals. To speed the national hiring process, VA developed the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, a multi-faceted, sustained national marketing and outreach campaign that…

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