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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted March 1, 2013 by Gary Sheftick

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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11th Signal Brigade to relocate to Fort Hood, Texas

Posted March 1, 2013 by Maj. Jennifer Butler

On Feb. 18, the Department of Defense approved the planned relocation of the 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters from Fort Huachuca to Fort Hood, Texas. This relocation action is not associated with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 directed actions and involves slightly more than 100 active duty personnel. The completion of the relocation is tentatively scheduled…

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Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

Posted March 1, 2013 by Capt. Jennifer Butler

Sgt. Robert England Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Reed, 11th Signal Brigade, shows senior noncommissioned officers the proper technique for hooking up signal satellite equipment to a star ground safety device on Feb. 21. During the annual leaders’ symposium, senior leaders gathered on Fort Huachuca to learn and incorporate new operating procedures at their respective…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: March 1,2013

Posted March 1, 2013 by Lori Tagg, Command Historian

Corps of Intelligence Police School opened Feb. 24, 1941 The Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP, had been in existence since 1917, and CIP agents served both with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I as well as in the United States. But after that war ended, a military drawdown ensued, and…

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Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on preparations for potential sequestration on March 1 and furlough notifications

Posted February 22, 2013 by

To All Department of Defense Personnel: “For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that would do both to this…

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FH-trained tracker Airmen protect Bagram

Posted February 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney

Senior Airman Chris Willis, USAF Tech. Sgt. John Dolbee (left) and Staff Sgt. Ben DeSantiago connect a power source to a ground sensor for an enemy movement and detection training scenario Feb. 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The team uses a series of search techniques from simple, eyes-on to ground sensors to track insurgent activity…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: February 23, 2013

Posted February 22, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Army Security Agency flies Last ARDF mission in Vietnam Courtesy of Carlos Collat The last formation of aircraft with LEFT JAB systems fly over Vietnam. Notice the extended antenna on the two systems in the front of the formation. Feb. 16, 1973 In February 1968, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV, established a requirement for…

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Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

Posted February 15, 2013 by Anthony Obryant

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bridgwater Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce Feb. 7, at Jacob’s Theater on Fort Eustis, Va. Cone told the standing-room only crowd of civilians and supervisors who work in the command’s…

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Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

Posted February 15, 2013 by Maj. Marty Bishop

Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it. IG inspections are…

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CSA’s strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

Posted February 8, 2013 by Chief of Staff of the Army

WASHINGTON — Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they produced an Army without peer on the battlefields of Afghanistan…

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