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Secretary of Defense memorandum on integrity of military justice process

Posted August 23, 2013 by

This memorandum reiterates my expectations and those of the President regarding the integrity of the military justice process. Every military officer and enlisted member of the Department of Defense is to be made aware of its contents. Military justice is an essential element of good order and discipline, the indispensible ingredient that allows our Armed…

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CSA sends: Leaders must check leaders

Posted August 16, 2013 by Raymond T. Odierno General

Nationally, deaths in private motor vehicle accidents peak during August, a trend our Army generally follows. While Army accidental fatalities are down 17 percent from this time last year, we’ve lost 14 Soldiers to motorcycle accidents since the beginning of June. That number represents half of all motorcycle fatalities for fiscal year 2013, occurring within…

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Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

Posted August 16, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Chapman

Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, for his courageous actions while deployed to the Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, in October 2009. He was a cavalry scout assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort…

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel message on reducing civilian furloughs

Posted August 9, 2013 by

When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the fiscal year next…

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‘Good debt’ can bolster earning potential, official says

Posted August 2, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – Establishing “good debt” can be valuable for future earning potential, particularly in today’s challenging economy, a Defense Department official advised here recently. Obtaining a student loan for a college education or a higher degree to pursue a professional career is an example of good debt for service members and their Families when they…

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Hagel calls on vets to partner in reshaping military

Posted July 26, 2013 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON – Opening his address Monday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention with a tribute to Korean War veterans, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on the nation’s 22 million veterans to become partners in helping the Defense Department work through “historic transition and change.” Every major conflict in U.S. history has been followed…

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Collection Act provides debtors protection

Posted July 5, 2013 by Legal Assistance Office

Anyone who uses a credit card, owes money on a personal loan or is paying on a home mortgage is a debtor. Those who fall behind in repaying their creditors or have an error made on their accounts may be contacted by a debt collector. In either situation, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires…

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Considering getting a pet? ‘Paws,’ reflect on regs, safety

Posted June 21, 2013 by By Maranda Flynn Staff Writer

Are you a pet owner on Fort Huachuca? If so, it is important to make sure that you and your furry family member are staying safe and following installation regulations. Most domestic animals are permitted in post housing; however, Fort Huachuca does have strict guidelines. According to Installation Pet Policy 061, animals that are banned…

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U.S. Army – 238 years old, still going strong

Posted June 14, 2013 by U.S. Army Center of Military History

U.S. Army photo Today marks the Army’s 238th birthday, a time for Soldiers to celebrate their proud history of 238 years of service to the nation. On Monday morning, Secretary of the Army John McHugh (right) and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III laid a wreath at Mount Vernon, the home of George…

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Consumer awareness – don’t get taken

Posted June 7, 2013 by Legal Assistance Office

Each year, Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Division, or FHLAD, personnel see hundreds of people who experience problems when they buy goods or services. Many result from a lack of consumer awareness or impulsiveness such as jumping into contracts and purchasing agreements without thinking. Before agreeing to buy anything, ask yourself at least two questions: Can…

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