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Obama unveils next steps in cybersecurity plan

Posted January 16, 2015 by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

WASHINGTON — Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I’m president, protecting America’s digital infrastructure…

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Defense secretary says ‘goodbye’

Posted January 16, 2015 by

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tours Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Tuesday. Hagel was on a three-day trip visiting members of all four service branches to thank them for their service. It was Hagel’s final domestic trip.

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Army Community Service announces upcoming classes

Posted January 16, 2015 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto

Military Spouse 102 to be offered Army Community Service will host a Military Spouse 102 (Army Family Team Building Level II) Class, Jan. 27 – 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at ACS, for spouses who are new to the Army and those wanting to learn what the new curriculum has to offer. The AFTB…

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Retiree Council shares news you can use

Posted January 16, 2015 by Claudia Drum

Do retired Soldiers maintain healthier weights than Civilian retirees? Approximately half of the retired Soldiers whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index, BMI, that classified them as obese. Obesity rates for these retired Soldiers are significantly higher than the general population of…

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Sergeant cooks up a win at Culinary Arts of Quarter board

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold After hearing a grader yell “hands up,” Sgt. Kory Bender, Alpha Company, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, throws his hands up and steps away from his dishes. During the Culinary Arts NCO of the Year board at Fort Hood, Texas, on Jan. 8 – 9, Soldiers needed to have…

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RWBAHC to adopt new tobacco free campus policy March 1

Posted January 9, 2015 by Joan Vasey

U.S. Army photo In an effort to promote a more healthful work and customer service environment, effective March 1, the entire Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center campus will become a nicotine-free zone and cigarette and other use of nicotine-containing products (with the exception of those related to kicking the nicotine habit) will no longer…

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Know rules for smoking, nicotine use on Fort Huachuca

Posted January 9, 2015 by Anastasia Dean

Do you use tobacco products or vapor devices? Nicotine delivery devices, such as e-cigs, vaping devices, or the like are considered the same as tobacco and are only authorized in designated smoking areas. The only places you may smoke, “vape,” or chew tobacco, in accordance with Army Regulation 600-63, are designated by paragraph 7-3. Policy…

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It’s tax time Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center plans grand opening

Posted January 9, 2015 by Tax Assistance Center

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center’s grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The TAC is located in Building 22324, Christy Avenue and will operate 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays, on an appointment basis only. Volunteer tax return preparers are part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, or…

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AER now accepting scholarship applications

Posted January 9, 2015 by Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief Army Emergency Relief has begun accepting applications for next year’s scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Army Emergency Relief, or AER, began accepting applications for next year’s scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1. Last year, AER awarded 3,637 scholarships,…

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Official reports progress in awareness of human trafficking

Posted January 9, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DOD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported. As DOD observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Sam Yousef noted how annual training for DOD’s military, Civilian, and…

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