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Transcom chief: Sequester won’t affect Afghan drawdown

Posted March 8, 2013 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — The chief of U.S Transportation Command told Congress Tuesday that cuts in defense spending triggered by the budget sequester should not have an impact on the withdrawal of U.S. troops and materiel from Afghanistan, but may have other “unintended” consequences. Air Force Gen. William Fraser III told members of the House Armed Services…

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CID Warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

Posted March 8, 2013 by Criminal Investigation Command

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning both the Army community and the public about a new internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials. Cyber-criminals are attempting to impersonate members of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command via email, stating that they are…

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Final Black History celebration closes out month

Posted March 8, 2013 by

Sgt. Robert England, 11th Signal Bde. Soldiers from 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, showcase their dance moves during the 40th ESB Black History Month Observance Feb. 28 at the Network Enterprise Technology Command auditorium here. The observance focused on equality and freedom, highlighting the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

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GED test to revamp in 2014

Posted March 8, 2013 by Liz Manring

In January 2014, the current GED test will be replaced in Arizona, meaning students who started their testing under the current series of tests will need to pass all five parts before the end of this fall, or start completely over in 2014. The General Education Development tests offer those who did not finish high…

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Now’s an appropriate time to return library materials

Posted March 8, 2013 by Debra Chatham, Library Specialist

Polonius is a fictional character, councilor to King Claudius and the father of Ophelia and Laertes in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet.” Fortunately for millions of library users, libraries ignore Polonius’ advice to be neither a borrower nor a lender. The Sierra Vista Public Library alone circulates 319,000 items annually. Most of those items are returned….

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: March 8, 2013

Posted March 8, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

American military aviation takes off with 1st Aero Squadron Courtesy Photo Men and machines of the 1st Aero Squadron on duty in Mexico during the 1916 Punitive Expedition. On March 9, 1916, Mexican Revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his followers known as “Villistas,” raided the town of Columbus, N.M., triggering a chain of events that…

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FAP aims to prevent, treat spousal, child abuse

Posted March 8, 2013 by Amy Sunseri

He raised his hand in anger as she cringed in the corner, wondering what she had done to provoke him. However, he paused for a moment as he had learned to do during a recent anger management class he’d attended, and then he lowered his arm. “Honey, we need to talk …” The Family Advocacy…

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Fort Huachuca fire instructor recognized by IMCOM

Posted March 1, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Staff Sgt. Richard Hinze Firefighter Joshua Jimenez, assistant fire chief for operations, inspects a fire truck to ensure a quick response time. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Central Region awarded him the Annual Department of Defense Civilian Fire Instructor of the Year award. This is the first time anyone at Fort Huachuca has…

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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted March 1, 2013 by Gary Sheftick

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Posted March 1, 2013 by

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses Pentagon employees and service members during an all-hands call on Hagel’s first day at the Pentagon, Wednesday. Hagel earlier took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. He also issued a written message to…

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