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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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Colonel Smith, Johnston Schools power up to solar

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Members of the Colonel Smith Middle School Cyber Patriots; Luke Alm, Solon Corporation business development manager; and Bonnie Austin, Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools superintendent; participate in a ribbon cutting inside Colonel Smith Middle School Dec. 19 to celebrate the completion of two solar panel systems. Both CSMS and Colonel Johnston Elementary School have…

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Fort Huachuca Tax Center plans grand opening

Posted January 10, 2014 by Tax Assistance Center

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center’s grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The TAC is located in Building 22324, Christy Avenue and will operate 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays, on an appointment basis only. Volunteer tax return preparers are part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, or…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted January 10, 2014 by USAICoE Command History Office

INSCOM provides base for expanded Army intelligence program Photo property of the U.S. Army In 1974, the Chief of Staff of the Army commissioned the Intelligence Organization and Stationing Study, or IOSS, executed by Maj. Gen. James Ursano and a panel of senior officers. Their recommendations would forever transform the structure of Army intelligence. Jan….

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Garrison sergeant major relinquishes responsibility, says ‘goodbye’

Posted January 10, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, outgoing garrison command sergeant major, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, symbolizing Daigle’s relinquishment of responsibility, Dec. 19 in Alvarado Hall. Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, garrison command sergeant major, said his farewells to the Soldiers, Families and friends who played…

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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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Navy: Navy Cash/Marine Cash® cardholders protected from Target® data breach

Posted January 10, 2014 by Navy News Service

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William Goodwin Disbursing Officer, Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Williams, left, and Disbursing Clerk 1st Class Michael Brett, display their Navy Cash Cards in front of a K80 terminal aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). The system, which began March 23, 2004, eliminates cash and…

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Legislation changing UCMJ, especially for sex crimes

Posted January 10, 2014 by David Vergun

Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau Sweeping changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, signed Dec. 26, according to an expert in the Army’s Office of the Judge Advocate General. WASHINGTON — The National Defense Authorization Act, passed last month, requires sweeping…

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