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Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Posted November 8, 2013 by

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted November 8, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

U.S. Embassy in Iran seized 32 years ago Photo property of the U.S. Army Col. Leland Holland Nov. 4, 1979 Soldiers and civilians regularly attend briefings in the Holland Room in Fort Huachuca’s Riley Barracks, or at the very least, pass by the portrait of Col. Leland Holland every day on their way to their…

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MP dog handlers receive unique military occupational skill

Posted November 8, 2013 by Melissa Buckley,

To the world they are dog handlers — but to each other they are Family. Now U.S. Army Military Police dog handlers have a new military occupational skill, or MOS, to call their very own — 31K Military Working Dog Handler.

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Army’s Regional Cyber Center opens here

Posted November 1, 2013 by Gordon Van Vleet

Photos by Gordon Van Vleet With the symbolic cut of the scissors, the CONUS Theater Network Operations and Security Center and the CONUS and South Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams were officially merged Tuesday to become the 7th Signal Command (Theater), 2d Regional Cyber Center, a single unit tasked with the authority to operate, maintain…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted November 1, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Japanese Language School opened at Presidio of San Francisco Photo property of the U.S. Army This image shows the original classroom of the Fourth Army Intelligence School at the Presidio of San Francisco and is the only known image of the first class of students in class, which at the time was a military secret….

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Special Victims Advocate Program available for sexual assault victims

Posted October 25, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

U.S. Army photo The Army’s judge advocate general is launching the Special Victims Advocate Program, or SVAP, that will provide a legal assistance attorney to assist qualifying victims of sexual assault throughout the investigation and judicial process, beginning Nov. 1. The implementation of a legal advocacy program in each service will provide victims with additional…

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CFC campaign resumes activity suspended during furlough

Posted October 25, 2013 by Scout reports

With the end of the recent government furlough, the Department of Defense, or DoD, may now resume Combined Federal Campaign activities suspended while the furlough was in place. In a DoD memorandum dated Oct. 17, Susan Yarwood, acting for the Human Resources director, thanked employees for their role in the Department’s effort “to conduct a…

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Jeannie’s Diner management gains Army-wide recognition

Posted October 25, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Sandra Perry, Jeannie’s Diner business manager, interacts with customers during lunchtime on Oct. 16. Perry is the fiscal year 2012 recipient of the Army-wide James A. Carroll award for most improved business operation. Jeannie’s Diner patrons have a new reason to grab a bite to eat in the facility. Sandra Perry, Jeannie’s Diner…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted October 25, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Soldier awarded Medal of Honor for ‘doing something big’ Photo property of the U.S. Army Pfc. Parker Dunn, member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, was killed in action on Oct. 23, 1918, and was awarded a Medal of Honor for his courage under fire. Oct. 23, 1918 “I want to do something big…

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Fiscal year 2013 was Army’s safest year

Posted October 25, 2013 by Julie Shelley

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Fiscal year 2013 was the Army’s safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Accidental fatalities declined nine percent between fiscal years 2012 and 2013, falling to an all-time low of 137 losses. The previous benchmark was set in fiscal year 1997,…

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