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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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‘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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Local

Fort Huachuca Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted May 2, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn The incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Boone receives the guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, reviewing official and region director, Installation Management Command Central Region, during the Fort Huachuca Garrison Change of Command ceremony Wednesday, on Brown Parade Field. In front of Family, friends and service members, one Fort Huachuca commander said his…

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Gabrielle Kuholski
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Commentary

Nurses Leading the Way: Celebrate National Nurses Week

Posted May 2, 2014 by Maj. Holly Shenefiel, Chief, Preventive Medicine

Gabrielle Kuholski Nydia Honore-Roach, licensed practical nurse, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, checks the lungs of Celeste Sotomayor, 3. Honore-Roach works in Family Care Clinic B. People remember the wonderful care nurses provide but often do not realize they are also leaders in improving the quality of care provided. Each year over 4 million…

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Local

Fort Huachuca, partners break ground for Solar Array Park

Posted May 2, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, David Hutchens, president, Tucson Electric Power; Steve Trenholm, president, E.ON Climate & Renewables; Ruth Cox, regional administrator, General Services Administration; Amanda Simpson, executive director, U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force; Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment; Honorable Ron Barber, U.S. Representative, 2nd District of…

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Local

FH celebrates Easter with Sunrise Service, children’s egg hunt

Posted April 25, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Eden Hillman, 2, places plastic eggs in her basket during the Main Post Chapel’s Easter Egg Hunt Sunday. Hundreds of eggs containing candy and other prizes filled the Main Post Chapel’s courtyard. The Religious Support and an estimated crowd of 400 celebrated Easter on Sunday with a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Fort…

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Veterans

Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted April 25, 2014 by Compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Alternative way to access personnel records By Dean Hiza – Chief, Army Soldier Records Branch Many retirees are familiar with accessing their Official Military Personnel Files, or OMPFs, through the Army Human Resources Command’s My Record portal. An alternative method for accessing them is through eBenefits, a web portal operated jointly by the Departments of…

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Clarita Deleon
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Local

Rubik’s Cube inspires learning, leads to competition

Posted April 25, 2014 by Joan Vasey

Clarita Deleon The General Myer Elementary School Rubick’s Cube Team, front row, from left: Jordan Larrabee, Brandon Deleon and Brooke Griffin, all 10; and back row: Christen McCracken, fifth grade teacher; Luke Mitter, 11; Lillian Synder,10; Madison Whitworth, 10; Caleb Larson, 11, Lori Francis, 11 and Chelsea Bovara, coach. Not pictured: Chase Deleon, 9, alternate…

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New hands take on NETCOM’s senior enlisted NCO responsibilities

Posted April 25, 2014 by Eric Hortin NETCOM

Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly, NETCOM command sergeant major, congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Earl B. Allen, former NETCOM command sergeant major, after Allen’s remarks during a relinquishment responsibility ceremony held April 17, at the Greely Hall Auditorium. The Network Enterprise Technology Command observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant…

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Army

40th ESB cases colors, is ready to deploy

Posted April 25, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Lt. Col. David Thomas, commander of the 40th ESB, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg, 40th ESB command sergeant major, prepare to case the battalion’s colors April 17, on Brown Parade Field. In preparation of their upcoming deployment in support of operations in Southwest Asia, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion “Renegades” cased their…

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