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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted August 2, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days…

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Army

Union elects officers, plans meeting

Posted August 2, 2013 by AFGE Local 1662

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 held its union officer elections July 17. New officers for the local union chapter are: Kathleen Rasdall, president; Anthony Will, vice president federal; Sandy Beares, vice president private; Angelika Figueroa, administrative vice president; Athena Blue, secretary; and Frances Long, treasurer. “All of the newly elected officers would…

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FH blood donations top the rest

Posted August 2, 2013 by

Sgt. 1st Class Dexter Marquez Maj. John Burke, right, officer in charge of the Fort Bliss, Texas, Blood Donor Center, presents Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Fairley, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, with the official plaque recognizing Fort Huachuca as the installation with the highest blood collection for 2012. The fort collected…

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Global Leadership Summit takes place off post next week

Posted August 2, 2013 by Dick Mortensen

For the past two years, Fort Huachuca military, civilian personnel and members of the surrounding community have attended the simulcast private view of the Global Leadership Summit, or GLS, on post. This year, due to budgetary constraints, Fort Huachuca will be unable to host the GLS. However the Thunder Mountain Community Church, or TMCC, 4300…

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2014 MRE menu to change

Posted August 2, 2013 by Alex Dixon

Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat or MREs. Food will be packaged in foldable fiberboard sleeves instead of the current cartons inside the MREs to reduce the size and weight. The changes…

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HIRED! Program now accepting teen job applications

Posted August 2, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, Courtney Daigle, 16, and Natasha Upchurch, 15, perform front-desk administrative duties at Expanding Horizons Child Development Center, July 25. They are currently serving as apprentices through the HIRED! Apprenticeship Program, a work-study program offered to Army teens. The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program, offered through Child, Youth & School Services, or CYSS, is…

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Local

Generators offer benefits during lengthy power outages

Posted August 2, 2013 by Ty Holland

Ty Holland Modern portable gas generators are both fuel efficient and quiet. There are many on the market, so it is advisable to research different brands before purchasing one. With monsoon season in full swing, expect occasional power outages as storms and wind down power poles or cause other damage that disrupts electrical service. Outages…

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Enlisted, WO students train together, first time in FH history

Posted July 26, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, 2-13th Aviation Regiment Soldiers Staff Sgt. Corey Deister, Spc. Christopher Brown and Staff Sgt. Kelly Poor disconnect cables from the data link interface box due to inclement weather during the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Culminating Training Exercise at Black Tower on Fort Huachuca, July 15 – 17. Students from the 2-13th Aviation…

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Monsoon arrives, local fire restrictions eased

Posted July 26, 2013 by Scout reports

Due to the arrival of sufficient monsoon rains, Fort Huachuca joins the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Arizona State Forestry Division in lifting all fire…

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Hagel calls on vets to partner in reshaping military

Posted July 26, 2013 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON – Opening his address Monday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention with a tribute to Korean War veterans, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on the nation’s 22 million veterans to become partners in helping the Defense Department work through “historic transition and change.” Every major conflict in U.S. history has been followed…

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