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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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Barkley visits wounded warriors

Posted June 7, 2012 by By Maria Gallegos

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — A group of wounded warriors put Charles Barkley’s basketball knowledge to the test today during a visit to the Center for the Intrepid here. “What up guys!” Barkley called...

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Women vets — share your story

Posted May 31, 2012 by

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras.)  Author seeks notable women veterans Dr. G.L.A. Harris, an associate professor and researcher at Oregon’s Portland State University, is researching the lives of former military women (all ranks and services) for a book she is…

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Nisei were key part of Military Intelligence Service

Posted May 31, 2012 by Command History Office

During World War II, 120,000 Americans of Japanese heritage were moved to internment camps throughout the United States. At the same time, 18,000 Nisei, second generation Japanese-Americans...

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Attend conference, update paperwork

Posted April 26, 2012 by anradmin

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras.)  Support Arizona’s women veterans The Arizona Department of Veteran Services hosts its Fourth Annual Arizona Military Women’s Conference on June 16 at the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix. Free for women…

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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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