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When writing to Congress, follow rules for effective communication

Posted June 14, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

As a member of the military community, everyone has the right to contact their elected officials. Congress wants to hear their constituents’ concerns and opinions – and they should. In order to communicate effectively and to increase the possibility of action, write a letter – but remember, follow specific guidelines. At the very top of…

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ACS shares news of upcoming programs

Posted June 14, 2013 by Army Community Service

New Parent Support Program benefits Families Frances Roberson is a registered nurse who recently joined the Army Community Service, or ACS Family Advocacy Program, or AFP, as the New Parent Support Program, or NPSP, home visitor. She is no stranger to the military community as she is the wife of a retiree. This experience has…

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Veterans

Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

Posted May 31, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Veteran color guard members line up for the presentation of veterans organizations’ colors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Memorial Day service on Monday. Sixteen different groups participated. Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the…

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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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DoD

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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Health & Safety

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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Army

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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Health & Safety

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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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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