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Obama touches on Afghanistan, Iran, Syria in State of Union Address

Posted January 31, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night was dominated by domestic concerns, he also addressed national security concerns. “ … because of the extraordinary troops and Civilians who risk and lay down their lives to keep us free, the United States is more secure,” Obama told members of the…

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Dempsey: No plans to close military commissaries

Posted January 31, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Gabrielle Kuholski It’s business as usual at the Fort Huachuca Commissary. Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans to close it and other military commissaries. However, in an effort to save money, officials did ask the Defense Commissary Agency for a range of options, including how the system would operate with reduced or…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted January 31, 2014 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

112th MI Brigade inactivated at Fort Devens, Mass. Photos property of the U.S. Army Pictured is the entrance to the 112th MI Brigade (Training) at Fort Devens, Mass. The brigade’s crest is on the bottom left of the sign. Other insignia shown are (clockwise): the MI Corps, Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army Intelligence…

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Commander’s Week boosts ISEC leadership, personal development

Posted January 24, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Regis “Bud” Bates, guest speaker from The University of Arizona South, seems to capture the attention of seminar attendees as he presents a leadership session based on his own experience in the telecommunications and information services. The presentation took place Jan. 16 during the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Commander’s Week in…

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Army plans baseline assessment for Network Integration Evaluation 15.1

Posted January 24, 2014 by Army News Service Staff

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army will evaluate its tactical network baseline during the Network Integration Evaluation 15.1, in fall 2014 in order to set conditions for future network development and refine focus areas for industry innovation. The Network Baseline Assessment will evaluate the performance of current integrated network capabilities in a variety of operational scenarios,…

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Revised OER process to take effect April 1

Posted January 24, 2014 by Nick Duke

Nick Duke Beginning April 1, officers will be rated under a new officer evaluation report system, one that is designed to both strengthen rater accountability and reflect current Army leadership doctrine. FORT BENNING, Ga. — Beginning April 1, officers from across the Army will be subject to a new officer evaluation report, or OER, system….

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted January 24, 2014 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

National Security Agency takes a step back Photos property of the U.S. government Today, the National Security Agency building is located at Fort Meade, Md. Jan. 17, 2014 As this article is being written on Jan. 17, 2014, President Barack Obama is in the midst of a press conference to announce changes to national surveillance…

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Price study validates commissary’s 30-percent savings

Posted January 17, 2014 by Kevin Robinson

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, to look…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted January 17, 2014 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Intelligence Center provides support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm Courtesy Photo Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on a map during Operation Desert Storm. Jan. 17, 1991 Operation Desert Storm began on Jan. 17, 1991, at 3 a.m. (7 p.m., Jan. 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by…

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Commissary now scans IDs at checkout counter

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Commissary patrons now follow a new procedure when approaching the checkout lanes. Customers must have their identification card scanned instead of showing it to the store checker, a procedure which began Thursday. On Thursday commissary shoppers began following a new procedure implemented at checkout and effective that day. Instead of showing their identification…

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