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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted October 17, 2014 by Eric Hortin

U.S. Army graphic by Lawrence Boyd “You Are the First Line of Defense.” That is the message those who are responsible for the defense of the Army’s networks wants to get out to the rest of the Army during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. “The network is no longer just a platform for communications or…

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Depression awareness showcased during month of October

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Stand To! In observance of October as National Depression Awareness Month, the U.S. Army will join several organizations across America to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The public will learn the importance of seeking treatment and will be provided information about the availability of free online anonymous behavioral health screenings….

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Robin Williams — could someone have helped?

Posted October 17, 2014 by William “Bill” Niemyer

I haven’t been able to talk about it until now, but I was really angry that Robin Williams committed suicide. I have been a fan of Williams since the Mork and Mindy days and always admired how much he had going for him. I knew he had problems, but somehow never considered that suicide could…

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DoD

DOD recognizes commitment to prevent sexual assault

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department Wednesday honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs. The Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award recognizes Service members and DOD Civilians whose work in support of service members has been particularly noteworthy. “The…

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Health & Safety

Trick-or-treat hours set for Fort Huachuca Oct. 31

Posted October 17, 2014 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Standard access requirements for the installation remain in effect. This includes the requirement that everyone 16 and over entering the installation provide a valid picture identification and…

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Veterans

VA processes more than 1.3 million veterans’ claims in FY14

Posted October 17, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — More than 1.3 million veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 — the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the…

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Army

Natick studies link between body armor fit, performance

Posted October 17, 2014 by Bob Reinert

Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn’t fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier’s performance in combat.

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Transition Assistance Program is for spouses, too

Posted October 17, 2014 by Rebecca Alwine, Counselor

Spouses of transitioning and retiring service members are eligible for all Transition Assistance Program services. This means everything available to the transitioning service member is also available to his or her spouse. This includes: Small Group Seminars — learn more about interview techniques, preparing for a job fair, or tips and tricks on how to…

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Events

Turnaround Point open Oct. 25

Posted October 17, 2014 by

The Chapel Turnaround Point will be open on Oct. 25, 1 – 3 pm, to receive leftovers from yard sales. For income tax purposes, a receipt will be given if requested. The Turnaround Point is located across from the Armed Forces Bank in the Main Post Exchange complex in the same building as the Laundromat….

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Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted October 17, 2014 by

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.

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