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Chalk Talk

Posted January 16, 2015 by

General Myer Elementary School Lorraine Draeger’s class has been learning about electricity. They made electromagnets by wrapping wire around an iron nail and attaching the wire to the battery. When the wire surrounded the metal, an electromagnetism occurred. The students have also been learning about open and closed circuits. They invited SSVEC, Sulphur Springs Valley…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted January 9, 2015 by Lori Tagg,

On Jan. 14, 1991, the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (now referred to as JSTARS, but at that time stressed as the “Joint” STARS) had its first operational mission as part of Operation Desert Shield in the Persian Gulf.

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DOD: Services continue strong recruiting through November 2014

Posted January 9, 2015 by DOD News,

WASHINGTON — All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2015 through November 2014, Defense Department officials announced Tuesday. Here are the active-component recruiting numbers for fiscal year 2015 through November 2014: — Army: 10,036 accessions, 101.6 percent of its goal of 9,880; — Navy: 5,079 accessions, 100 percent…

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Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

Posted January 9, 2015 by Abigail Reid

Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions by Jan. 31 or risk losing their deductions. GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken. “The…

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Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during colder weather

Posted January 9, 2015 by Steven Munsell,

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because one cannot see it or smell it, it can kill people before they are even aware of its presence. Carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion. Therefore, anything…

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2015 might be good time to quit nicotine use

Posted January 9, 2015 by Stephanie Caffall

With tobacco use accounting for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths, causing 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in men, and 70 percent of lung cancer deaths in women, it’s no wonder that many people may wish to quit smoking and may have made it their New Year’s Resolution. Studies show that a…

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Two committees help FH community make wise choices

Posted January 9, 2015 by Audrey Sienkiewicz

The Healthy Community Wellness Committee and Healthy Workforce Wellness Committees are two groups that have been set-up to work on policies and initiatives that nest under the Community Health Promotion Council. The Healthy Community Wellness Committee sets priorities and implements environmental changes and social supports that facilitate healthy living and promotes resiliency in Families, retirees,…

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Lightweight antenna increases Army agility

Posted January 9, 2015 by Amy Walker

Inflatable ground satellite antennas are aiding in the expeditionary nature of U.S. and coalition forces, enabling them to achieve high-bandwidth network connectivity anywhere in the world from small deployable packages.

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Designated smoking areas meant to protect everyone’s rights

Posted January 9, 2015 by Audrey Sienkiewicz

Army Health Promotion, Army Regulation 600-63, 7-3, is the policy for controlling tobacco use. The AR 600-63 is what guides Fort Huachuca to be successful with tobacco control and reducing secondhand smoke on post. In 2015, installation officials are working to get Fort Huachuca into compliance with the Army Health Promotion regulation. Smoking or the…

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News Briefs January 9, 2015

Posted January 9, 2015 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. Program available to Families of deployed spouses In November, Mountain Vista Communities launched a Deployed Spouses Program in an effort to better assist Families while…

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