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Breast cancer awareness may save life of person you know, love

Posted October 25, 2013 by Maj. Holly Shenefiel

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer sometime during her life. In the United States this year, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease. Many factors increase one’s…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted October 25, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Soldier awarded Medal of Honor for ‘doing something big’ Photo property of the U.S. Army Pfc. Parker Dunn, member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, was killed in action on Oct. 23, 1918, and was awarded a Medal of Honor for his courage under fire. Oct. 23, 1918 “I want to do something big…

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Health & Safety

Trick-or-treat safely on Fort Huachuca

Posted October 25, 2013 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Thursday is Halloween. Keep the fun in trick-or-treating on Fort Huachuca by sharing safety tips with children in advance of the spook-tacular night. Fort Huachuca’s Halloween trick-or-treat hours are 6 – 8 p.m. for youth under 14. Children, 9 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. According to the current curfew policy, children 17…

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Veterans

Installation retirement ceremony honors nine retirees

Posted October 25, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Eight Soldiers and one Airman retired from military service Friday on Brown Parade Field. They and their Families were honored during the formal retirement ceremony. Service members were honored for their commitment to the military, and Family members were recognized for supporting those who served. There comes a time at the end of…

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Veterans

AKO changes coming soon — prepare now

Posted October 25, 2013 by

Army plans to close retiree AKO accounts by March 31, 2014 On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online, or AKO. The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense, or DoD, services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards, or…

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Salutes & Awards

Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

Posted October 18, 2013 by David Vergun

U.S. Army photo Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (right) and her husband, now-retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, (left) supporting her. WASHINGTON – “My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting…

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Commentary

Supporting a friend with breast cancer

Posted October 18, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photo by Melissa Applebee Restless Wings Photography Cancer survivor Robin Vander Linden, 33, Sierra Vista, her daughter Samantha, 6, and the women that have played an important role in Robin’s life, gathered for a group photograph prior to the start of her chemotherapy treatments, April 2013. “What? Breast cancer? But she’s too young … she…

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Local

Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

Posted October 18, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025 The work to become net zero in energy has already started according to Bill Hill, garrison energy…

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EEO reminds workforce ‘we are equal to the task’

Posted October 18, 2013 by Zakiya O. Mabery

In recognition of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Fort Huachuca Equal Employment Opportunity Office promotes recruiting, hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities as part of sustaining a diverse workforce. A diverse workforce goes beyond a mission statement or core values of an organization. Diversity in the workplace utilizes individuals’ various skills and…

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DoD leaders worry about shutdown’s effect on Civilian morale

Posted October 18, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is hurting Department of Defense civilian morale, the department’s comptroller told Congress yesterday. Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale told the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee DoD civilians have been through a lot over the past year and it is hurting productivity. The furloughs triggered by the shutdown…

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