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National Prayer Breakfast helps reaffirm faith

Posted February 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

Traditions are something most people treasure. Some of them help keep Americans grounded and in touch with the ideals upon which the United States was formed. With the nation currently dealing with various crises at home and abroad, following traditions and a higher spiritual awareness seem more important to many people. Not even inclement weather…

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At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation and the March on Washington

Posted February 15, 2013 by

This year, we will commemorate the anniversary of two important events that changed the course of this Nation. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation set the United States on the path of ending slavery. A century later, on August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans of every creed, color and background marched in…

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Presidents Day safety message

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Originally, two days in February were set aside to recognize the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their birthdays were celebrated on February 22 and 12, respectively. Eventually, the holidays were consolidated and this holiday was marked as an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of our commanders-in-chief, both past…

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Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

Posted February 15, 2013 by Anthony Obryant

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bridgwater Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce Feb. 7, at Jacob’s Theater on Fort Eustis, Va. Cone told the standing-room only crowd of civilians and supervisors who work in the command’s…

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Sierra Vista residents warn of payday loan scam

Posted February 15, 2013 by City of Sierra Vista

Since Feb. 4, several Sierra Vista residents have received phone calls from persons claiming to be from a payday loan company threatening the residents that if they did not pay on a delinquent loan, a warrant would be issued for their arrest. Unfortunately, one resident who feared jail time, fell victim to the scam and…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history. February 15

Posted February 15, 2013 by Ruth Quinn

USAICoE Command History Office archives The Army experimented with kite aerial photography at Madison Barracks, N.Y., in the 1890s. Feb. 10 – 16, 2013 When the USS Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on Feb. 15, 1898, America was launched into the Spanish American War. This conflict was important in the evolution of military…

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Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

Posted February 15, 2013 by Maj. Marty Bishop

Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it. IG inspections are…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Admin Office, Flower Shop, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa Clinic, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main Branch Laundry/Dry Cleaners, Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations-Military Clothing Sales, Enterprise Car Rental, Wired Coffee/RWBAHC/Greely Hall, Barber Shop Greely Hall, Military Clothing Sales Store, Greely Hall Café, Mobils Monday: Closed Launderette Always Open Main Exchange…

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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted February 8, 2013 by Joan Vasey

Amber Sebal During intermission Wednesday, National Danish Performance Team Manager Mette Mogensen invited members of the audience to join NDPT members in a “handstand” practice on the gym floor at Barnes Field House. More than 50 youth responded, including this girl who was declared “the winner” of the informal practice session. They came. They saw….

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CSA’s strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

Posted February 8, 2013 by Chief of Staff of the Army

WASHINGTON — Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they produced an Army without peer on the battlefields of Afghanistan…

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