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Career Skills Program affords ETSing Soldiers employment potential

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sharon Lewis Chief

The Veteran’s Opportunity to Work, VOW Act of 2011, made significant changes to transition procedures for separating Service members. The Army’s Soldier Life Cycle is the last portion of the VOW Act to be implemented. Beginning in fiscal year 15, the Soldier Life Cycle (Start Strong-Serve Strong-Remain Strong-Reintegrate Strong) begins. As part of the Reintegrate…

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CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

Posted December 5, 2014 by CID Public Affairs

Colby Hauser, USACIDC CID special agents are responsible for investigating felony-level crime worldwide and where there is an Army nexus. Serving a population of more than one million Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and Family members — both at home and deployed — CID provides an invaluable resource to the Army and commanders at posts, camps and…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted December 5, 2014 by Lori Tagg

“Father of Green Berets” plays significant roles in military, Intelligence Library of Congress photo Washington D.C. National Guard members patrolled the streets during the height of the anti-Vietnam War protests. William Yarborough, who served as assistant chief of staff, Intelligence, from December 1966 to July 1968, was born in 1912 in Seattle, Washington, the son…

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Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jeffrey Sisto

Courtesy photo by United Kingdom Ministry of Defense A British Soldier holds a Prox Dynamics’ PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability….

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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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IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

Posted November 21, 2014 by Jade Fulce

SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released “IMCOM 2025 and Beyond,” a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general’s vision for the organization. This plan provides a roadmap for IMCOM’s future and serves as a change management document that focuses the command’s collective efforts, prioritizes resources and continues the exchange of information,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted November 21, 2014 by Lori Tagg

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Predator makes maiden flight on U.S. soil for Arizona Air National Guard

Posted November 14, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts The Arizona Air National Guard Predator sits on the runway awaiting taxi and takeoff for its maiden flight at Libby Army Airfield, Fort Huachuca. The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight…

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Army Production premieres ‘iSoldier’ newscast targeting younger Soldiers

Posted November 14, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army Broadcasting Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers, Nov. 7. The newscast from Army Broadcasting at Fort Meade, Maryland, is a weekly two-minute Internet-based program showcasing the most current Army information from around the world. The program can be found at http://www.youtube.com/TheSoldiersMag….

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Civilian retirees encouraged to obtain new Civil Service Retiree ID Cards

Posted November 14, 2014 by Tanja Linton

Those whose Civil Service Retiree ID Card, DA Form 1608, looks like the top and need to make an appointment with the Fort Huachuca DEERS/RAPIDS ID Card Section to receive a new Civil Service Retiree Card which now looks like the bottom: Changes in security procedures require visitors to have an ID card which can…

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