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DOD: Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers

Posted October 24, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the…

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Flu shots: MI Student Clinic staff administer vaccine, facilitate 2-13th Avn. Regt. mission

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maj. Caroline Broden

Students line up before opening time outside the Military Intelligence Student Clinic on the Columbus Day training holiday Oct. 10 to get their flu vaccine. When another venue fell through, the MI Student Clinic staff volunteered to vaccinate the Service members so the requirement would not adversely affect the students’ training mission.   The first…

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FMWR Briefs – October 24, 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 by

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween today and Saturday. Various free children’s activities will be available 6 – 9 p.m. both days. For older youth and adults, the haunted house will be open 6 – 10 p.m.; and 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay rides.” All activities will be…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 by

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. Fiber cable installation to begin A construction crew will begin installing overhead fiber cables Monday at Hatfield and Irwin Monday. They will move toward Jeffords…

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Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kevin Robinson,

‘Be Food Safe’ FORT LEE, Va. — Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses. For the Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. “From the store to their kitchen…

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2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

Posted October 24, 2014 by Robert Dozier

Philip Velez Philip Velez takes on military life in this 2014 Army Digital Photography Contest 1st place entry “3.14.” Winners received cash prizes from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO — The Army announced that entry submissions for the Army Digital Photography Contest…

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Community Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 by

Everyone wins with WENS Cochise County now has an emergency notification system for relaying urgent messaging throughout the County. The system, WENS (Wireless Emergency Notification System), is capable of instantaneously contacting residents who live within a target group or area. Contact can be made through traditional hardwire phones, cell phones, texting, and email. Those living…

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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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