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Health & Safety

Warm, dry season means increased fire potential in Southwest

Posted May 31, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

As the weather gets warmer, outdoor activities increase. To ensure that fun continues safely, always bear fire prevention and safety in mind. Starting at the beginning of spring, brush and vegetation begin to dry out, creating prime conditions for wildfires. To avoid accidentally starting a wildfire, bear these important tips in mind: Fireworks are prohibited…

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Eleven-day FY 13 furlough to begin July 8

Posted May 17, 2013 by Scout Reports

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released Tuesday a memorandum to the Department of Defense on civilian furloughs. The memo directs defense managers to prepare to furlough most Department of Defense, or DoD, civilians for up to 11 days. (Hagel’s message on civilian furloughs appears on page 2 of today’s “Fort Huachuca Scout.”) Major budgetary shortfalls…

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Army

NETCOM commanding general reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

Posted May 17, 2013 by Maj. Avon Cornelius

Courtesy Photo Commanding General Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command, recognizes Soldiers and civilians for their support to the command May 7 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lynn presented them with his commander’s coin of excellence. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn…

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Commentary

Message to all Department of Defense personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on civilian furloughs

Posted May 17, 2013 by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

“As you are fully aware, the Department of Defense is facing a historic shortfall in our budget for the current fiscal year. This is the result of current law that went into effect March 1. It imposes deep across-the-board cuts on DoD and other federal agencies. Combined with higher than expected wartime operating costs, we…

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Army

Army supports president’s request for 2015 BRAC round

Posted May 17, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

Senate Appropriations Committee The Army needs another round of Base Realignment and Closure, said Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, speaking Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies. WASHINGTON – As the Army cuts the number of Soldiers in its…

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Health & Safety

Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted May 17, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Amid a spate of allegations of criminal behavior by military recruiters and service members involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults and help that crime’s victims, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. In…

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Local

Be aware of debt collection scam alert

Posted May 17, 2013 by City of Sierra Vista

The Sierra Vista Police Department has received reports of scammers calling local residents threatening arrest for a delinquent debt. While some collection agencies operate within the law, debt collection scams are on the rise. In Arizona, no arrest warrant will be issued for private debt. Those threatened with arrest are being scammed. Do not provide…

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Salutes & Awards

Colonel ends nearly three decades of service

Posted May 17, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Col. Michael Popovich, Fort Huachuca Training and Doctrine Command, capability manager for Intelligence Sensors; and his wife Robin stand by as the Legion of Merit is presented to Popovich in honor of his 27 years of dedicated…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted May 17, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Lewis, Clark begin recon mission Library of Congress Lewis and Clark at the mouth of the Columbia River, 1805, by Frederic Remington May 14, 1804 After President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, he chartered a “Corps of Discovery” exploration and mapping expedition of this vast unknown land,…

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the month

Posted May 17, 2013 by

Steven Brown Agency: Directorate of Emergency Services Position and duties: Firefighter. Duties include responding to emergencies involving fire, emergency medical services and hazardous material as well as other protection of life and property. How long at current assignment: 3 years How long in government service: Since 1997, 16 years to include active duty Residence: Sierra…

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