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Canine companions – more than just man’s best friend, some dogs have military mission

Posted June 21, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

In the United States, the use of dogs for military purposes extends further into history than many may think. During the Civil War and World War I, canines were used to protect, to communicate messages, and as advertisement, propaganda and recruiting mascots.

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11th Signal Brigade changes command, cases colors

Posted June 14, 2013 by Maj. Jennifer Butler

Sgt. Robert England 1st Lt. Alex Bridgeforth ,far left, and 1st Sgt. Daniel Stewart ,far right, the company command team and Col. James Parks III, right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Rambert ,left, the brigade command team for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, case their respective colors in preparation for the brigade headquarters’…

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VA meets goal to hire mental health professionals

Posted June 14, 2013 by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

TUCSON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for veterans, service members, and military Families. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System has hired…

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SHARP efforts gaining strength, workplace inspections enforced

Posted June 14, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

The Army is taking aggressive measures to put a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault, but further action is still necessary, according to Army surveys. Through the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program, or SHARP, response and prevention efforts are continuously monitored to make sure that every member of the Army is…

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ACS shares news of upcoming programs

Posted June 14, 2013 by Army Community Service

New Parent Support Program benefits Families Frances Roberson is a registered nurse who recently joined the Army Community Service, or ACS Family Advocacy Program, or AFP, as the New Parent Support Program, or NPSP, home visitor. She is no stranger to the military community as she is the wife of a retiree. This experience has…

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Intel Soldiers in Afghanistan stay fit with CrossFit

Posted June 14, 2013 by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth

When the duty day ends in Afghanistan, Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division)’s intelligence section jump for joy. Actually, they jump on boxes.

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McHugh creates greater oversight, screening of those who aid victims

Posted June 14, 2013 by Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

Secretary of the Army John McHugh Tuesday detailed a new directive that will make the Army the first military branch to require behavioral health screenings for those who counsel sexual assault victims.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted June 14, 2013 by

Arlington Hall – From Coeds to Codewords   Photos property of U.S. Army Arlington Hall in 1942 The following article was written by members of the Intelligence and Security Command History Office, and published in their pamphlet, “On the Trail of Military Intelligence History: A guide to the Washington, D.C. area.” June 10, 1942 History…

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Army promotes National Safety Month

Posted June 7, 2013 by Michael Negard

FORT RUCKER, Ala. – June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their Family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death. National Safety Month coincides with the beginning of summer, historically the deadliest…

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EPG, academia partner to improve Soldier communication networks

Posted June 7, 2013 by Ray Ragan

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAEPG, recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative, or ASUSDSI, in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army’s networks.

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