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VA hires more mental health professionals to expand access for veterans

Posted March 29, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced on Feb. 11 that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for veterans by hiring new mental health professionals. Last year, Secretary Eric Shinseki announced a goal to hire 1,600 new mental health clinical providers and 300 administrative…

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Army

Thunderbird cooks compete for Connelly Field Competition honors

Posted March 29, 2013 by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey

Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade construct the flooring for a wash stand in the field for the Connelly Field Competition Monday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca. The competition tests cooks on their abilities to prepare meals in the field or in a deployed environment. The team of cooks has a chance to represent…

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Local

Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

Posted March 29, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

photos by Gabrielle Kuholski A male Anna’s hummingbird perches on a volunteer’s hand before flying away. Hummingbirds get that iridescent color from a melanin pigment. It is in the feather platelets that include air bubbles, which act like prisms giving off that metallic look to the feathers. Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital…

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Army

News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by

AER campaign going strong As of March 22, 391 people have contributed to the Army Emergency Relief program, and Soldiers are helping Soldiers. The campaign has reached $50,816.01. Arizona retirees continue to generously donate. Retiree contributions have reached $18,619. There is still time to donate – the campaign runs through May 15, and donations can…

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Local

Local Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Don’t miss ‘Old Skool Night’ at TMAC Everyone is invited to “Old Skool Night” Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Come dance the night away to DJ music from the 80s, 90s and today. The $5 cover charge will include free finger foods. A pay-as-you-go bar will be available. For more…

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Commentary

Keeping age out of the ring – Soldier perseveres as female boxer

Posted March 29, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. April Moreland steps into the ring with Staff Sgt. Quentin McCoy, coach. Moreland practices hitting the mitts McCoy is wearing. Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29….

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Community Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by

FHCSC to hold golf scramble The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club will hold a golf scramble, April 6, at the Mountain View Golf Course at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Wilcox Drive. Registration deadline is today. The $65 fee per golfer includes a cart for two, lunch, hospitality bag, unlimited driving range and…

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Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on civilian employee furlough notices

Posted March 22, 2013 by

The Department of Defense has decided to delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for approximately two weeks. This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department’s resources. We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough…

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Army

Sequester furloughs — what it means to IMCOM workforce

Posted March 22, 2013 by Robert Dozier

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Army civilian personnel are bracing for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Approximately 251,000 Department of the Army civilians have been or will be notified soon if they will be furloughed up to 22 days starting in April. In order to meet national security responsibilities,…

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Army Career and Alumni program continues to serve transitioning Soldiers

Posted March 22, 2013 by Mitchell Lee

If you aren’t a Soldier leaving the military or a veteran seeking a career change, please find one and tell him or her my story. The Army Career and Alumni Program works, and I am proof. ACAP opened the door to my second career. I retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years in September…

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