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Military-to-civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted December 20, 2012 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON – After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters recently. Frank DiGiovanni said five occupational areas were selected for the pilot program — aircraft mechanic, automotive…

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Army works to ease stress, VOW Act smooths transitional process

Posted December 13, 2012 by Maranda Flynn

Transitioning out of the Army can be a daunting process but the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, is working to ensure that it is a smooth and effective movement. On Nov. 21, the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act took effect requiring that every Soldier of all ranks attend the pre-separation process before leaving…

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USAICoE drives learning to tactical edge TRADOC looks to harmonize intelligence requirements

Posted December 13, 2012 by Regina Albrecht

A collaborative effort to fundamentally redesign institutional training is underway, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, Fort Huachuca, is playing a critical role. The commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Va., is giving USAICoE his nod of approval for its implementation of the Army Learning…

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IOTQ winner moving on up — IOTY

Posted December 13, 2012 by Maranda Flynn

The 2012 United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Instructor of the Year Award will be presented to Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak, Company D, 2-13th Aviation Brigade, common core instructor, on Friday at Fort Rucker, Ala. Kroviak has been an instructor/writer here at Fort Huachuca for two years, with 14 years total in the…

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Common courtesy invests in future of Army

Posted December 13, 2012 by Master Sgt. Donald Pint

Consideration of others must be a common practice for every Soldier. Common courtesy is an issue that needs to be addressed in today’s Army. Sensitivity and kindness go a long way to building strong relationships. For a leader, that means building relationships with Soldiers, others in your organization, other units and fellow leaders. A leader…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 13, 2012

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National Archives From the beginning, Counterintelligence Corps agents played an important role in the search for documents that could be exploited for order-of-battle information and the identification of spies. Corps of Intelligence Police becomes CIC Dec. 13, 1941 The Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP, was established in 1917 to provide counterespionage support to the…

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Learning to give thanks comes through difficulty

Posted December 6, 2012 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Schlichter

Learning new things has not always been easy for me, and learning to be thankful was a lesson that came through difficulty. Many years ago, during a challenging time in my life, a mentor led me to read a book that changed my life. It was the classic, “One Day in the Life of Ivan…

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Army opens new intelligence MOS

Posted December 6, 2012 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — A new military occupational specialty: cryptologic network warfare specialist, or 35Q, opened last month. “About 500 to 600 Soldiers are needed initially,” said Lt. Col. Kurt Connell, Military Intelligence Enlisted Branch chief, “but as we fully develop the career path, we’ll probably identify additional authorizations, none of which involve force structure changes.” Soldiers…

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Holiday season is here — use credit cards wisely

Posted December 6, 2012 by FH Legal Assistance Office

Too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The same adage applies to credit cards. With the arrival of holiday season, it’s easy to over use a credit card. One swipe, one signature, and it’s out the door with gifts in hand. If failed travel plans leave people stranded in a strange…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 6, 2012

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Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941 On the night of Dec. 6, 1941, a message to a Japanese delegation in Washington D.C. was intercepted, broken and distributed by the Signal Intelligence Service, or SIS. This message, which would become known as the Fourteen Point Letter, clearly spelled out…

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