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Message to all Department of Defense personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on civilian furloughs

Posted May 17, 2013 by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

“As you are fully aware, the Department of Defense is facing a historic shortfall in our budget for the current fiscal year. This is the result of current law that went into effect March 1. It imposes deep across-the-board cuts on DoD and other federal agencies. Combined with higher than expected wartime operating costs, we…

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Senate Appropriations Committee
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Army

Army supports president’s request for 2015 BRAC round

Posted May 17, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

Senate Appropriations Committee The Army needs another round of Base Realignment and Closure, said Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, speaking Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies. WASHINGTON – As the Army cuts the number of Soldiers in its…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted May 17, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Amid a spate of allegations of criminal behavior by military recruiters and service members involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults and help that crime’s victims, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. In…

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Be aware of debt collection scam alert

Posted May 17, 2013 by City of Sierra Vista

The Sierra Vista Police Department has received reports of scammers calling local residents threatening arrest for a delinquent debt. While some collection agencies operate within the law, debt collection scams are on the rise. In Arizona, no arrest warrant will be issued for private debt. Those threatened with arrest are being scammed. Do not provide…

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Maranda Flynn
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Salutes & Awards

Colonel ends nearly three decades of service

Posted May 17, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Col. Michael Popovich, Fort Huachuca Training and Doctrine Command, capability manager for Intelligence Sensors; and his wife Robin stand by as the Legion of Merit is presented to Popovich in honor of his 27 years of dedicated…

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Library of Congress
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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted May 17, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Lewis, Clark begin recon mission Library of Congress Lewis and Clark at the mouth of the Columbia River, 1805, by Frederic Remington May 14, 1804 After President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, he chartered a “Corps of Discovery” exploration and mapping expedition of this vast unknown land,…

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Civilian of the month

Posted May 17, 2013 by

Steven Brown Agency: Directorate of Emergency Services Position and duties: Firefighter. Duties include responding to emergencies involving fire, emergency medical services and hazardous material as well as other protection of life and property. How long at current assignment: 3 years How long in government service: Since 1997, 16 years to include active duty Residence: Sierra…

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Scott Vasey
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Health & Safety

Campaign encourages drivers to ‘buckle up’

Posted May 10, 2013 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Scott Vasey Staff Sgt. Nicholas Young, an instructor/writer with Company D, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, prepares for a drive by buckling his seat belt, the first thing drivers and passengers should do when they enter a vehicle. Seat belts have been proven to save lives and their use is mandatory. The Fort Huachuca Provost Marshal Office,…

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AER campaign continues strong, donations accepted year-round

Posted May 10, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Donations are still being accepted for the Fort Huachuca Army Emergency Relief Campaign that began on March 1 and will end Wednesday. Since 1942, the Army Emergency Relief program, or AER, has provided emergency financial assistance to military personnel during unexpected times of need. Those eligible to receive this assistance include active duty Soldiers, their…

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Sgt. Luisito Brooks
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May is National Military Appreciation Month

Posted May 10, 2013 by U.S. Army Installation Management Command

Sgt. Luisito Brooks Sgt. Brent Austin, casket team leader, Honor Guard Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), teaches members of the Sacramento Police Department Honor Guard how to fold a flag on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., April 9. The Old Guard’s primary mission is to lay fallen service members to rest in…

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