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Army has ally in Natick lab

Posted July 18, 2014 by Ash McCall

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Army John McHugh, left, learns about the hypobaric chamber at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine during a March 15, 2012, visit to Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts. Not far outside Boston lies one of the most important facilities in the U.S. Army, the Natick Soldier Systems…

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CSA sends message on motorcycle safety

Posted July 11, 2014 by Raymond T. Odierno

Leaders, I know you all take safety very seriously. However, as of June 27, we have had a substantial rise in fatal motorcycle accidents over the preceding 90 days. Both the VCSA and leadership at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center have released messages within the past month highlighting the issue, yet losses continue to…

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July is National Hot Dog Month No matter what their origin, who named them, hot dogs are fun

Posted July 11, 2014 by Joan Vasey

Hot dogs are among America’s favorite foods.

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July 4th holiday weekend Prevent party from being over before it starts

Posted June 27, 2014 by Kevin Mills

Enjoying time with Family and friends, grilling with the neighbors, relaxing by the pool and fireworks are all part of the 4th of July holiday weekend. Often, alcohol is a part of the holidays, and, when used responsibly, can add to its relaxed atmosphere. However, sometimes the party is over before it starts when people…

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Moments matter: In safety, seconds count

Posted June 20, 2014 by Leeford C. Cain, Command Sergeant Major

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we’ve skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I’m sure it’s a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage. Since we haven’t had the…

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Army celebrates 239th Birthday — ‘America’s Army: Our Profession’

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Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson and President of the National Defense University Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, along with the youngest Soldier present at the ceremony, cut an Army Birthday cake during a celebration commemorating the Army’s 239th birthday. The event was held in the Roosevelt Hall Rotunda, at the…

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Energy conservation Garrison commander asks everyone to keep use, costs down

Posted June 13, 2014 by Col. Tony Boone

Team, I need your assistance over the next few weeks. Our recent energy demand has skyrocketed with the increased temperatures. In the last few days, we’ve averaged over 20 megawatts with a high reading of 21.15 megawatts on June 4 at 3 p.m. We are dangerously close to crossing into “peak demand” energy rates which…

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June 6, 1944: Today marks 70th anniversary of D-Day Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s message sent just prior to invasion:

Posted June 6, 2014 by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in…

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted May 30, 2014 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S….

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Afghanistan

Posted May 30, 2014 by

I strongly support the president’s decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year. This presence, which is contingent on a signed bilateral security agreement, will help ensure that al Qaeda cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress…

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