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AKO changes coming soon — prepare now

Posted October 25, 2013 by

Army plans to close retiree AKO accounts by March 31, 2014 On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online, or AKO. The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense, or DoD, services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards, or…

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Salutes & Awards

Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

Posted October 18, 2013 by David Vergun

U.S. Army photo Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (right) and her husband, now-retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, (left) supporting her. WASHINGTON – “My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting…

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Commentary

Supporting a friend with breast cancer

Posted October 18, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photo by Melissa Applebee Restless Wings Photography Cancer survivor Robin Vander Linden, 33, Sierra Vista, her daughter Samantha, 6, and the women that have played an important role in Robin’s life, gathered for a group photograph prior to the start of her chemotherapy treatments, April 2013. “What? Breast cancer? But she’s too young … she…

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Local

Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

Posted October 18, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025 The work to become net zero in energy has already started according to Bill Hill, garrison energy…

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Army

EEO reminds workforce ‘we are equal to the task’

Posted October 18, 2013 by Zakiya O. Mabery

In recognition of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Fort Huachuca Equal Employment Opportunity Office promotes recruiting, hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities as part of sustaining a diverse workforce. A diverse workforce goes beyond a mission statement or core values of an organization. Diversity in the workplace utilizes individuals’ various skills and…

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DoD

DoD leaders worry about shutdown’s effect on Civilian morale

Posted October 18, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is hurting Department of Defense civilian morale, the department’s comptroller told Congress yesterday. Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale told the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee DoD civilians have been through a lot over the past year and it is hurting productivity. The furloughs triggered by the shutdown…

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Army

Combined Federal Campaign placed on hold

Posted October 18, 2013 by Jim Garamone

The Combined Federal Campaign has been placed on hold while the federal government shutdown continues, according to a Pentagon memo. Susan A. Yarwood, the human resources director with Washington Headquarters Services, announced that CFC activities in the continental United States, apart from on-going employee contributions, are indefinitely suspended. The campaign is a one-stop shop for…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted October 18, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Wilson is first Counterintelligence Corps casualty of Korean War By Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian USAICoE Command History Office Oct. 13, 1950 John R. Wilson joined the Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, reaching the rank of major before being discharged in 1947. Shortly thereafter, he reenlisted as a…

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Local

Murr Community Center hosts first Fall Bazaar

Posted October 18, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Shoppers take the opportunity to visit the first annual Fall Bazaar at Murr Community Center Oct. 12-13. Forty vendors displayed a variety of goods, many were hand made and holiday inspired. Holiday shoppers started their gift lists a little earlier this year at the first Fall Bazaar held at Murr Community Center Oct….

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Salutes & Awards

111th MI Bde. unveils new insignia, colors

Posted October 11, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major and Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander, unveil the brigade’s new colors Oct. 4 at Chaffee Parade Field. In addition to the colors, the brigade will wear a new shoulder insignia. The 111th Military Intelligence…

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