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CSA shares thoughts on sexual assault and sexual harassment

Posted May 31, 2013 by Gen. Raymond Odierno

Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and…

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Commissary here plans for Tuesday furloughs

Posted May 31, 2013 by Kevin Robinson

FORT LEE, Va. – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to…

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Firefighter training underway Small fires being lit on FH roadway corridor

Posted May 31, 2013 by

The fire department is conducting wildland firefighting certification training through June 7. As part of the training, firefighters will ignite small spot fires along the grass corridor between Squire and Railroad Avenues. The vegetation is very low and between two barriers. The flame and smoke level will also be minimal. Each training session will last…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted May 31, 2013 by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted May 31, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Nolan becomes Army’s first G2 (Intelligence) officer May 28, 1917 When Gen. John Pershing took command of the American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in June 1917, his entire combat force consisted of a small headquarters and a division of infantry troops, with no staff organization or intelligence assets. Seventeen months later, the AEF had grown…

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Runion Dental Clinic rolls out new initiative

Posted May 31, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Christopher Hamilton, preventative dental specialist, performs a cleaning. Patients can take advantage of the Go First Class program starting tomorrow to combine appointments for exams, cleanings and fillings. Summer is a time to sink your teeth into corn on the cob, watermelon and barbecued ribs, but starting tomorrow, Runion Dental…

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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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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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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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