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Health & Safety

As the weather heats up, keep summer safety in mind

Posted April 5, 2013 by Amy Sunseri

Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames Chris Gruszkos, lead instructor with the Army Traffic Safety Training Program at Fort Lee, Va., demonstrates an S-turn on a Yamaha sport cruiser at a National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event. During this fiscal year and as of March 18, 36 Soldiers have died in motorcycle and personal vehicle…

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DoD

DoD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

Posted April 5, 2013 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28. Senior defense officials said the updated policies and procedures provide a framework that improves safety for sexual assault victims, standardizes victim-assistance services across the force, enhances prevention efforts and…

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Local

Community Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by

FHCSC to hold golf scramble The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club will hold a golf scramble, April 6, at the Mountain View Golf Course at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Wilcox Drive. Registration deadline is today. The $65 fee per golfer includes a cart for two, lunch, hospitality bag, unlimited driving range and…

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Commentary

Keeping age out of the ring – Soldier perseveres as female boxer

Posted March 29, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. April Moreland steps into the ring with Staff Sgt. Quentin McCoy, coach. Moreland practices hitting the mitts McCoy is wearing. Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29….

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Local

Local Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Don’t miss ‘Old Skool Night’ at TMAC Everyone is invited to “Old Skool Night” Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Come dance the night away to DJ music from the 80s, 90s and today. The $5 cover charge will include free finger foods. A pay-as-you-go bar will be available. For more…

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Army

News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by

AER campaign going strong As of March 22, 391 people have contributed to the Army Emergency Relief program, and Soldiers are helping Soldiers. The campaign has reached $50,816.01. Arizona retirees continue to generously donate. Retiree contributions have reached $18,619. There is still time to donate – the campaign runs through May 15, and donations can…

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Local

Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

Posted March 29, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

photos by Gabrielle Kuholski A male Anna’s hummingbird perches on a volunteer’s hand before flying away. Hummingbirds get that iridescent color from a melanin pigment. It is in the feather platelets that include air bubbles, which act like prisms giving off that metallic look to the feathers. Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital…

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Army

Sequester furloughs — what it means to IMCOM workforce

Posted March 22, 2013 by Robert Dozier

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Army civilian personnel are bracing for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Approximately 251,000 Department of the Army civilians have been or will be notified soon if they will be furloughed up to 22 days starting in April. In order to meet national security responsibilities,…

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U.S.

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on civilian employee furlough notices

Posted March 22, 2013 by

The Department of Defense has decided to delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for approximately two weeks. This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department’s resources. We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough…

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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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