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Increase in Social Security withholding will little affect Soldier pay

Posted January 11, 2013 by Todd Lopez

C. Todd Lopez This year, Soldiers and most civilians will see an increase in the amount of their pay withheld for Social Security. The withholding has increased from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. But for Soldiers, the change in Social Security withholding may not have a noticeable effect on their take-home pay. WASHINGTON — This…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: March 8, 2013

Posted March 8, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

American military aviation takes off with 1st Aero Squadron Courtesy Photo Men and machines of the 1st Aero Squadron on duty in Mexico during the 1916 Punitive Expedition. On March 9, 1916, Mexican Revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his followers known as “Villistas,” raided the town of Columbus, N.M., triggering a chain of events that…

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May is National Military Appreciation Month

Posted May 10, 2013 by U.S. Army Installation Management Command

Sgt. Luisito Brooks Sgt. Brent Austin, casket team leader, Honor Guard Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), teaches members of the Sacramento Police Department Honor Guard how to fold a flag on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., April 9. The Old Guard’s primary mission is to lay fallen service members to rest in…

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted July 5, 2013 by retired Lt. Col Mark Overberg,

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by retired Lt. Col Mark Overberg, deputy chief, Army Retirement Services.) AKO transition will affect retirees On April 26, Army Secretary John McHugh signed a memo outlining the Army’s transition from Army Knowledge Online™, or AKO, to the…

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Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army’s civilian workforce

Posted September 6, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., right, and Congressman Ron Barber share an umbrella during a monsoon storm on Fort Huachuca Aug.29 when the two men visited here. Westphal’s visit was part of a three-day trip to Arizona to address Army leaders about the impact of…

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Senior leaders identify challenges past 2020

Posted October 25, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Piper

Senior leaders provided a snapshot of the challenges that the Army faces past 2020, during the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

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DoD: Military blood program director urges generosity

Posted January 10, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The director of the Armed Services Blood Program wants all service members to be part of a new arms race. Col. Richard McBride wants service members to roll up their sleeves and donate blood to help fellow service members and their Families. Historically, blood levels shrink around the holidays, and since 1970, January…

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Congress told Army needs another BRAC round

Posted March 21, 2014 by Gary Sheftick

WASHINGTON — The Army has excess infrastructure that is expensive to maintain. Under a tight budget, funds used to maintain that infrastructure could be better spent on Soldier readiness, officials told lawmakers, Wednesday. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, testified before the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction,…

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Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

Posted June 13, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley A female bear watches wildlife officials from a tree on Fort Huachuca June 6. A Civilian worker sighted it and two cubs on Christy Avenue while on his way to work that morning. What started off as a typical morning for Fort Huachuca personnel quickly changed when a…

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Army scientists energize battery research

Posted June 7, 2012 by Story and photo by David McNally

ADELPHI, Md. — Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results. “Our battery group has recently developed some new materials that could potentially increase…

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