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Civilian mentor program shapes Army installation management’s future

Posted July 25, 2014 by Amanda Kraus Rodriguez

U.S. Army IMCOM photo by Amanda S. Rodriguez U.S. Army Installation Management Command mentors and mentees work on teambuilding skills, building a block tower in total silience, during the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program three day orientation, which started July 15. SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Army Installation Management Command walks the talk, increasing its investment…

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DFAS reminds DoD employees to review tax withholdings

Posted July 25, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service gave U.S. Department of Defense employees a friendly reminder to review withholdings from their paycheck, in an email last week. If a large tax refund was received or you owed a large amount in taxes during the recent tax season, you may need to look over your federal and…

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Odierno: Information, instability travel at similar speeds

Posted July 25, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

ASPEN, Colo. – As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said here last night. “People now understand more about what other people might have, what they might want, how much control they want…

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Gabrielle Kuholski
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Local

Post children attend Vacation Bible School week

Posted July 25, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Pictured with the microphone, Colleen Sherod, 20, Vacation Bible School volunteer, emcees a review of the week’s religious lessons as VBS students hold up posters of their “Bible buddies.” The activity took place Friday in the Main Post Chapel. Around 125 children “took a walk on the wild side” attending a week-long Vacation…

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Maranda Flynn
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Local

Seifert School-Age Center offers fun for kids, piece-of-mind for parents

Posted July 25, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Selene Ferro, 9, Jaliah Eldridge, 7, and Malachi Bergstrom, 7, build a puzzle train city in the creative play area of the first through third grade room at the Seifert School-Age Center. Creative play allows children to use their imagination and develop character, which falls within the Army’s Baseline Programming standards. For parents…

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Coronado National Forest fire crew assists with Oregon firefighting efforts

Posted July 25, 2014 by USDA Forest Service

TUCSON, Ariz. – An initial attack firefighting crew from the Coronado National Forest has been assigned to firefighting duties on the Logging Unit Fires north of Warm Springs, Oregon. Coronado Crew 5 was ordered as a firefighting resource on July 16, 2014. The crew departed July 17, arriving at the fires on July 18. Crew…

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Health & Safety

Arrival of monsoon signals easing of fire restrictions in Southeast Arizona

Posted July 25, 2014 by Interagency news release

TUCSON, Ariz. – Effective July 11, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Arizona State Forestry Division will…

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Veterans

VA implements new online tool for military members, Families, transitioning out

Posted July 18, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

In conjunction with the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, the new Veterans Employment Center, or VEC, is the federal government’s single authoritative online resource for connecting transitioning service members, veterans and their Families to meaningful career opportunities. The VEC is the first government-wide product that brings together a reputable cadre of public and…

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ACAP has new name, now Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program

Posted July 18, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

As part of the Soldier for Life Program that was introduced last year, the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, has changed names to the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, effective immediately. In an effort to better reflect the new direction of Army transition with the Soldier for Life Program, Army Chief…

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Army has ally in Natick lab

Posted July 18, 2014 by Ash McCall

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Army John McHugh, left, learns about the hypobaric chamber at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine during a March 15, 2012, visit to Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts. Not far outside Boston lies one of the most important facilities in the U.S. Army, the Natick Soldier Systems…

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