Army

September 27, 2012

Soldiers reminded about importance of voting

WASHINGTON — Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, and the Army wants Soldiers to recognize “the importance of voting, a right they have fought to defend,” said Lt. Col. Paul Amrhein, chief of Soldiers Program Branch, Human Resources Command.

Success in getting the voting message out to Soldiers and their families isn’t measured by the number of people who actually vote, Amrhein said.

“We’re not here to force a Soldier to vote. That’s the Soldier’s responsibility. We’re here to assist the ones that want to vote and ensure they and their families have all the appropriate information.”

Many Soldiers stationed overseas have already completed absentee ballots, but some haven’t due to delays in the delivery system, he said.

“If Soldiers and family members stationed overseas didn’t receive ballots from their local election office overseas, they should visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at fvap.gov, to fill out and send in their federal write-in absentee ballot. Do not wait for your ballots to arrive in the mail. We want to ensure your vote counts.”

Amrhein said there will be fewer absentee ballots this year because of the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also emphasized the Army’s non-partisanship in its effort to get out the vote.

Today is the start of Absentee Voter Week. Installations will set up displays and emphasize the importance of voting and reminding them to register if they haven’t already done so and to get their ballots in, he said.

Soldiers and Family members with any questions should contact their unit voting assistance officers, he said.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
square

A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of prepared...
 
 
Stephanie Caffall

Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joine...
 
 

BLUE BORDER MESSAGE / SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE COMPLETED

At a court martial on 25 March 2015, a Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, was tried for committing sexual acts on multiple occasions by causing bodily harm. The 2LT pled not guilty, but was found guilty to the charge of sexual assault. On 27 March 2015, the 2LT was sentenced to a dismissal. The sexual assault...
 

 
Stephanie Caffall

Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers ...
 
 
Natalie Lakosil

Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 ye...
 
 
U.S. Army photo

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin