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ADVS remains open during federal shutdown

Posted October 11, 2013 by Dave Hampton

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services remains open to serve Arizona’s veterans during the federal government shutdown. “Although the federal shutdown affects some services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, ADVS remains fully operational to meet the needs of our veterans and their families,” said Ted Vogt, ADVS director. As of Tuesday, more…

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Government shutdown impacts Fort Huachuca

Posted October 4, 2013 by Tanja Linton

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – All DoD commands, staffs and agencies were directed to begin executing their respective shutdown plans this morning to include the furlough of non-excepted DoD civilians. The Pay Our Military Act allows DoD to provide pay and allowances to service members and currently excepted civilians. During the lapse in appropriations, all of…

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Obama lauds DoD workforce, encourages budget resolution

Posted October 4, 2013 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama thanked the Defense Department workforce today in a video message and expressed his disappointment in Congress’ failure to approve a budget, resulting in a government shutdown. “As president, and as your commander-in-chief, I’ve worked to make sure you have the strategy, the resources and the support you need to complete…

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Commentary

CFC director encourages employee, leader involvement

Posted October 4, 2013 by Elaine Kaplan

As we prepare for the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign solicitation period, which [began] Sept. 1, I want to express my appreciation for the support you and your employees have shown for this charitable program. Last year almost one million Federal employees pledged $258.3 million to participating local, national and international charities. This is just one…

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Army

OCS Board application deadline looms

Posted October 4, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Vine Sgt. Aaron Starr Byron, a potential candidate for OCS and a human intelligence collector with Company B, Task Force Dragon, USF-I analysis and production directorate, answers questions from board members during an officer candidate school board May 25, Camp Victory Iraq. The members of the board will make the…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history October 4

Posted October 4, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

U.S. military liaison mission ends Courtesy Photo Mission Restricted Sign, in English, French, Russian, and German. These signs were nailed to seemingly every tree in East Germany, and consequently routinely ignored by the Allied Liaison Missions. Oct. 3, 1990 There were never more than fourteen at one time. They were licensed spies who were uniformed…

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Army

Senior leaders make ‘first donation’ at CFC kickoff lunch

Posted October 4, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photo by Maranda Flynn Col. Dan McFarland, garrison commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca, and other senior leaders fill out their Combined Federal Campaign pledge cards at the kickoff luncheon Sept. 25 at the Thunder Mountaineer Activity Centre. The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, season officially began at Fort Huachuca with a kickoff luncheon…

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Army

201st MI Battalion returns from Afghanistan

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gregory Ripps

U.S. Army photo by Gregory Ripps Col. Timothy Chafos (center), 470th Military Intelligence Brigade commander, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Joe Barber, 201st MI Battalion commander, as he disembarks from an aircraft on Kelly Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Sept. 21. Barber and more than 100 Soldiers of the battalion returned…

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Memo prepares DoD employees for government shutdown

Posted September 27, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DoD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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Army

Former Aberdeen commander speaks about combating sexual assault

Posted September 27, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photo by Marranda Flynn Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention victim advocate, expressed her appreciation for the Army SHARP program to Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley. Shadley visited Fort Huachuca on Monday and Tuesday to speak on his personal leadership challenges in the…

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