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Obama Calls on Congress to avoid sequestration

Posted February 8, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Tuesday called on Congress to avoid deep, across-the-board spending cuts looming March 1 under a “sequestration” mechanism in budget law and to take a balanced approach to America’s debt problems. If sequestration happens, hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees could be furloughed and readiness of the military force…

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Tax Assistance Center officer goes above, beyond, earns service member $100K tax refund

Posted February 2, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, presents Capt. Kyle Dietrich, trial counsel, Fort Huachuca Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, with an Army Achievement Medal at the opening ceremony of the tax center on Monday. The captain gained a service member $100,000 from the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 after the individual questioned a…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history February 1, 2013

Posted February 1, 2013 by Ruth Quinn

Alamo Scouts participate in POW camp raid, liberating 511 Allied prisoners Command History Office Archives Members of the Rounsaville and Nellist Teams following the successful liberation of Cabanatuan prisoner-of-war camp. Luzon, Phillippine Islands, February 1945. Top row, left to right: Gil Cox, Wilbert Wismer, Harold Hard, Andy Smith, and Francis Laquier. Bottom row, left to…

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Obama takes oath of office recognizing military contributions

Posted January 25, 2013 by Donna Miles

White House photo by Sonya Hebert   WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office for his second term as the 44th U.S. president and commander in chief on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Monday, honoring the men and women in uniform who have preserved America’s freedoms throughout its history. More than…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: January 25, 2013

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Courtesy of the U.S. Navy USS Pueblo (AGER-2) off San Diego, Oct. 19, 1967, was captured by North Korea on Jan. 23, 1968. The ship is still held by North Korea today, currently moored in the Taedong River in Pyongyang and used as a museum ship. USS Pueblo comes under attack Jan. 23, 1968 The…

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Take these 10 steps to avoid fraud

Posted January 11, 2013 by FH Legal Assistance Office

International scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people across the globe each year, threatening financial security and generating substantial profits for criminal organizations and common crooks. They use phone, email, postal mail, and the Internet to cross geographic boundaries and trick victims into sending money or giving out personal information. While con…

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SJA offers volunteer tax preparer opportunity

Posted December 13, 2012 by Staff Judge Advocate Office

Each fall, The Staff Judge Advocate Office, or SJA, staff canvasses Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community to find individuals who might be interested in serving as volunteer tax preparers in Fort Huachuca’s Tax Assistance Center, or TAC. While prior experience in preparing taxes is helpful, it is not a requirement to work in…

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IMCOM looks to expedite hiring at garrisons

Posted November 21, 2012 by IMCOM Public Affairs

Garrison commanders are recruiting for about 2,000 job openings, and while the competitive process can be time-consuming, exceptions to the process allow for noncompetitive selection of current Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, employees, transitioning Soldiers, disabled veterans, and certain others. At the same time, the Army still faces a new fiscal environment that could require…

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Use open door policy to resolve problems at lowest levels

Posted November 15, 2012 by Sgt. 1st Class Manuel De Leon Vega

When a Soldier comes into the Inspector General’s Office, one of the first questions the IG staff asks the person is, “Have you spoken to your chain of command about this issue?” More often than not, they find that Soldiers did not communicate with their leaders. The majority of issues brought to the IG Office…

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