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Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

Posted November 26, 2014 by Abigail Reid

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken. “The Roth [Thrift Savings Plan] contributions are going from a dollar figure to a percentage of pay,” said…

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Submit IG complaints in timely manner

Posted April 19, 2012 by By Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Richardson

Submit Inspector General issues or allegations in a timely manner. Waiting until the last minute to seek assistance may make it more difficult for the staff to address an issue. It is not required for an IG to look into an issue or allegation if the complainant does not bring it to IG attention within…

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Army, TRADOC to provide more credentialing opportunities for Soldiers

Posted July 5, 2012 by Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater

The Army’s Training and Doctrine Command is working to increase opportunities for Soldiers to receive civilian credentialing for attending military schools.

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Soldiers stay course, navigate obstacles

Posted September 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

Clouds missing from the sky expose the hot, unrelenting morning sun. The Soldier’s heart begins to beat faster as the anticipatory moment approaches. Sweat starts to trickle down his forehead, and his palms start to get clammy. On the command, “Go!” the moment of truth arrives. Putting all doubts and nervousness aside, the run begins,…

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

Posted December 6, 2012 by

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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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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DA launches campaign to enhance unit readiness, Soldier resilience

Posted March 15, 2013 by Army News Service

U.S. Army graphic The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched on Tuesday. The campaign’s website is available now at www.army.mil/readyandresilient, and is designed as a “one-stop shop” for resources related to Soldier resilience and readiness. WASHINTON — Tuesday, Secretary of the Army…

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TRICARE eases prime authorization rules for West Region beneficiaries

Posted May 10, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE West Region Prime enrollees referred for specialty care from April 1 up to May 18 do not need authorization before seeking care. The authorization requirement has been temporarily waived due to delays by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans in processing referrals. TRICARE Management Activity, or TMA, leadership acted to waive the…

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Thunderbirds land at Fort Hood, Texas, begin new chapter there

Posted July 5, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, held their inaugural uncasing ceremony June 26 on Fort Hood’s Sadowski Field. Brig. Gen. Clark LeMasters, Jr., commander, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), presided over last week’s ceremony.

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Metal detecting may lead to penalties, injuries

Posted September 6, 2013 by Marty Tagg

Although metal detecting or treasure hunting is a fun hobby, and hunting for lost items in public use areas is considered relatively harmless, metal detector use on Fort Huachuca is strictly prohibited. Over the past summer, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, or ENRD, personnel have encountered people using metal detectors at picnic areas and found…

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