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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted September 13, 2013 by

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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Third quarter statistics bring attention to need for personal weapons safety

Posted September 13, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Statistics are in for the 2013 fiscal year through third quarter regarding personal injury-other losses, or PIO losses. There is a 24-percent increase in PIO-losses compared to last year. According to Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general, Fort Rucker, Ala., privately owned weapons accidents have accounted for nearly 27 percent…

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‘HEaDS-UP’ at Natick for better helmets

Posted September 13, 2013 by Bob Reinert

In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here are making a “HEaDS-UP” play.

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Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways

Posted September 13, 2013 by Dan Orta

Each year, hundreds of cyclists are killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents. Arizona had 23 bicycle fatalities in 2011. The nation-wide average is 600 – 850 fatalities per year, an alarming number. Motorists and cyclists can work together to help reduce the number of fatalities.

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Freedom comes with risk, responsibility

Posted September 6, 2013 by Eric Hortin

Motorcycles are a means of transportation; they move a rider from one place to another just as cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles do. Motorcycles are also a gateway to a culture that embraces the freedom of the open road that can only be appreciated by other riders. Exposed to the elements without the confines…

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Maintain bicycles at home for smooth, safe ride

Posted September 6, 2013 by Ty Holland

Southeast Arizona is considered one of the prime locations in the United States for street and mountain biking. Cooler temperatures and monsoon’s end will soon bring bikers out in greater numbers.

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Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted September 5, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted August 9, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Department of Defense, or DoD, officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their Family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year…

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2014 MRE menu to change

Posted August 2, 2013 by Alex Dixon

Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat or MREs. Food will be packaged in foldable fiberboard sleeves instead of the current cartons inside the MREs to reduce the size and weight. The changes…

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Eye clinic personnel offers summer eye safety tips

Posted August 2, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

The Optometry Clinic at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has advice to keep all members of the Family eye-smart.

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