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U.S. Army celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted September 12, 2014 by Department of the Army

Army.mil Mr. Gonzalo Soanes, mayor of Caguas, explains how his town conducted blackouts to Lt. Col. F. Parra, Maj. Gen. Collins, and Lt. Gen. Andrews, Puerto Rico, November 1941. The U.S. Army recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. America’s diversity is a source of strength, and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend…

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Are you, your Family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

Posted September 12, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

J.D. Leipold Bill Newman of the Army’s Emergency Management Program at the Pentagon speaks with a Soldier about creating an emergency kit for his Family. The “Ready Army” display at the Pentagon early this month was part of September’s National Preparedness Month. WASHINGTON — Every September for the last 11 years, the Federal Emergency Management…

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Preventing suicide: ‘Power of 1’ could save a life

Posted September 12, 2014 by Shannon Collins

WASHINGTON — As Suicide Prevention Month and year-long Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs efforts continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials emphasize the importance of the power of one, peer support and resources. The DoD, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched “The Power of 1” campaign in observance of Suicide…

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Young artist helps local PD catch criminals through her work

Posted September 12, 2014 by Joan Vasey

Courtesy photo Makenzie Sargent is pictured with some of her artwork. A young woman whose parents work on Fort Huachuca is helping the Sierra Vista Police Department take a bite out of crime through her artwork. Makenzie Sargent, 18, was one of two students whose ideas were blended together to create a colorful new logo…

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Sierra VistAbility Day, job fair to take place

Posted September 12, 2014 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto, EFMP Manager

Sierra VistAbility Day Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” In celebration, the City of Sierra Vista Commission on Disability Issues and the…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted September 12, 2014 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Special Operations is part of Army Intelligence Heritage As an intelligence sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, Sgt. 1st Class Bennie Adkins’ job was to oversee intelligence collection on the enemy’s locations and activity in his operations area. He was assigned to Special Forces Camp A Shau, near the Ho Chi Minh…

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Force protection exercise proves successful at Fort Huachuca

Posted September 5, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Fort Huachuca police secure the area where a “casualty” lies prone. The artificial body was one of the props used during the Aug. 27 force protection exercise that took place on Fort Huachuca. In the background, a Soldier evaluates the processes and procedures of the various organizations that participated. On Aug. 27 at…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Awareness Month, 2014 Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening Our Professionals

Posted September 5, 2014 by

Our Soldiers, Civilians and Families remain our strength, demonstrating unparalleled skill and professionalism as they support our great Army and defend our Nation. While our commitment to them extends year-round, we call special attention to our ongoing efforts to build individual resiliency skills during the Army’s observance of Suicide Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Enhancing…

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Soldiers to take Military Workplace Survey

Posted September 5, 2014 by Defense Media Activity

J.D. Leipold Soldiers can take the RAND Military Workplace Survey on their smartphones by forwarding the invite to their personal email accounts. FORT MEADE, Md. — Soldiers asked to participate in a workplace survey over the next couple of weeks should take a few minutes to complete it, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray…

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Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted September 5, 2014 by Ron Wolf

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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