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Veterans

Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted May 30, 2014 by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III

Retired Soldiers play a crucial role in shaping the Army’s future [You are currently seeing] news reports almost daily about our nation’s struggle to find a way ahead for our military and the generations of Americans who have kept us safe and protected our freedoms here and abroad. The arguments may seem to be new…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

Posted May 30, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Sony Merus Staff Sgt. Sony Merus is pictured in his official Department of the Army photo taken on Nov. 11, 2013. Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of…

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Local

Summer Reading Program, music downloads available

Posted May 16, 2014 by Victoria Yarbrough

Summer is right around the corner, and at the Sierra Vista Public Library that means one of their favorite times of the year is here – Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Fizz Boom Read!” and will be about hands-on science for readers and explorers of all ages. This summer-long program is for all…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort lays to rest two military working dogs, honors their service

Posted May 16, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn A memorial ceremony was held to pay respect and bury the ashes of Military Working Dogs Beast and Dag on Monday behind the kennels where they served. Fort Huachuca’s law enforcement community gathered Monday to lay to rest and pay respect to the service of Military Working Dogs Beast and Dag. “These dogs…

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle deaths on the rise, riders stay aware, keep training updated

Posted May 16, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, but Army leaders are encouraging riders to be aware of motorcycle safety every day, year-round. As of May 4, Soldier motorcycle deaths were up 56 percent from the same date in fiscal year 2013, a marked contrast to the decline seen at the end of last…

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Army

‘Soldier for Life’ website to be new online home for retirees

Posted May 16, 2014 by C. Todd Lopez

U.S. Army graphic Retirees will continue to be able to access important information about the Army, and information pertaining to health, retirement, employment and education benefits online at www.soldierforlife.army.mil. WASHINGTON — The Army’s “Soldier for Life” website, launched May 1, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers. The Army’s web portal…

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Commentary

From the commander: Fort Huachuca’s 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety Stand Down May 29 – 30

Posted May 16, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us of the hazards specific to summer weather, longer daylight hours and increased leisure activity from Memorial Day through Labor Day. To ensure we have the information needed to protect our most valuable resource, our personnel, the Fort Huachuca Safety Office, in partnership…

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Army

LRC provides support to deploying Soldiers

Posted May 16, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Annette Alvarado, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, takes apart her improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV, to show she could do this correctly. Each Soldier receiving an IOTV for deployment had to demonstrate they could pull apart, put together and wear the IOTV properly during a special training session. As Soldiers…

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Army

New OER to be topic of HRC virtual town hall

Posted May 9, 2014 by U.S. Army Resources Command

U.S. Army Human Resources Command, HRC, and Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, the 59th Adjutant General of the Army, will conduct a live, virtual town hall after-action review on the roll-out of the new Officer Evaluation Report, or OER, on Thursday. The town hall session will be from 11 – noon EDT using the HRC Facebook…

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Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted May 9, 2014 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Japan, United States – Soldier torn between two countries Photos property of U.S. Army T-3 Harry Fukuhara interrogates a Japanese prisoner-of-war on Aitape, New Guinea, in April 1944. In the fall of 1942, Harry Fukuhara had a tough decision to make. He was an American by birth — born in Seattle in 1920 to Japanese…

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