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Marines: 30th anniversary of Beirut bombing – survivor shares his story

Posted October 25, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Lisette Leyva as told by Brian Kirkpatrick

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, marked the 30th anniversary of the Beirut Bombing. Two-hundred-forty-one American and 58 French service members were killed when two trucks filled with explosives crashed into the two barracks buildings.

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Supporting a friend with breast cancer

Posted October 18, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Photo by Melissa Applebee Restless Wings Photography Cancer survivor Robin Vander Linden, 33, Sierra Vista, her daughter Samantha, 6, and the women that have played an important role in Robin’s life, gathered for a group photograph prior to the start of her chemotherapy treatments, April 2013. “What? Breast cancer? But she’s too young … she…

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October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted October 11, 2013 by Stand-To special release

Julia Yubeta Depression sufferers have no energy, feel deeply empty and believe life has no joy. October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance of this month, on Thursday, the Army joined several organizations across America in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The…

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CFC director encourages employee, leader involvement

Posted October 4, 2013 by Elaine Kaplan

As we prepare for the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign solicitation period, which [began] Sept. 1, I want to express my appreciation for the support you and your employees have shown for this charitable program. Last year almost one million Federal employees pledged $258.3 million to participating local, national and international charities. This is just one…

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day, volunteer for habitat restoration project

Posted September 27, 2013 by Heidi Schewel

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will celebrate National Public Lands Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act on Saturday.

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Tech-savvy consumers be aware of scams related to new iPhones

Posted September 27, 2013 by Better Business Bureau release

TUCSON, Ariz. – With the release of two new iPhones, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers eager to get their hands on the new gadgets to be wary of scammers attempting to take advantage of the iPhone’s popularity. BBB sees numerous iPhone and iPad related scams continuously throughout every year, but the…

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Commentary: mastering the art of email

Posted September 20, 2013 by Mr. Patrick Buffett

FORT LEE, Va. — Its reelly frustraiting when you receeve one of them emails which didn’t get proofred or spelcheked. They not only fale to comunicate the massage but it don’t reflect very well on you’re orginization either. While small misteaks … er, mistakes … in our written messages are inevitable and usually forgivable, that…

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Data thieves use smartphones to gain personal info

Posted September 13, 2013 by Nick Pollarine

Smartphones can perform many of the functions of a personal computer. Keep it secure from data thieves with these tips: • Set a secret pin and password to prevent unauthorized access to the phone’s home screen to prevent others from using it. Set your smartphone to lock after five minutes when idle. • Do not…

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Don’t let stigma keep you from seeking help

Posted September 6, 2013 by Bill Niemyer

I have been employed by the Army for more than 39 years. During my career, I’ve seen Soldiers be ridiculed because they went on sick call or singled out because they had problems. I know the frustrations leaders face when they are trying to complete a mission and they have Soldiers who are unavailable for…

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Did you forget to care for your Family?

Posted September 5, 2013 by retired Sgt. Maj. Bill Hursh

No one forgets to care for his or her Family on purpose. It just happens – more often than one might think when it comes to the military Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP. Most often, retired Soldiers don’t know the federal law and the time limits it imposes on maintaining their SBP elections. If a…

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