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Army makes significant strides in energy programs

The Army has made significant strides in its energy programs, despite challenges with budgets and manpower, according to a top Army official.

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Dempsey says combating Ebola a national security priority

In a video message to the force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called the fight against Ebola in West Africa a U.S. national security priority and said the health and safety of American Service members deployed to the region will be safeguarded.

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Six retirees honored Oct. 17 during ceremony on Brown Parade Field

Five Soldiers and one Department of the Army Civilian with a total of 155 years of combined time in service retired from the military or federal government on Oct. 17 during the Quarterly installation Retirement Ceremony on Brown Parade Field.

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Marines: Passing of Corps; Dunford becomes 36th commandant

Gen. James Amos, the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, relinquished command of the Marine Corps to Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., Oct. 17, at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

Natick studies link between body armor fit, performance

Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn’t fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier’s performance in combat.


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Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted  September 5, 2013

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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Community Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Breakfast in SV Community Garden Enjoy a free breakfast on Saturday, 8 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Community Garden, 300 E. Wilcox Dr. The 2nd Annual Breakfast in the Garden is an opportunity to sample locally grown produce and learn more about the project. For $15 for a bed or $10 for a tower, anyone…

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Chalk Talk – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Draeger’s third grade students have begun a unit in life Science. They have been observing lima beans with their hand lenses. The youth have removed the seed jacket and identified the radical, root; plumule, shoot; and cotyledon, leaf. It is important that students’ vocabulary increases while studying in various content…

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NETCOM general relinquishes command, moves to DISA

Posted  August 23, 2013

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn passes the organization colors to Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, signifying his relinquishment of command during a ceremony Aug. 15, at Greely Hall. Excelling at everything is a rare trait. But for one general officer, it is something he has done since completing the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a…

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Secretary of Defense memorandum on integrity of military justice process

Posted  August 23, 2013

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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ISEC changes command, former commander moves to NETCOM

Posted  August 23, 2013

Photo by Maranda Flynn Col. Kris Kramarich, outgoing commander, United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, passes the guidon to Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, commanding general, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, relinquishing her duties, during the change of command ceremony, Aug. 15 at Greely Hall. Officers of the United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or…

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Five FH students receive MMH scholarships

Posted  August 23, 2013

Michaels Military Housing officials recently announced that five students who live on Fort Huachuca have been awarded educational grants from their affiliated educational foundation. These educational grants can be used by the recipients to pay tuition costs at any accredited college, university or vocational training program in the country. The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, a…

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Huachuca Canyon reopens – sign in, out at Military Police station

Posted  August 23, 2013

Huachuca Canyon is now open during daylight hours only. Those entering the canyon must sign in at the Military Police Station, Building 22336, on Christy Avenue, and sign out at the MP station upon departure. Be prepared to provide vehicle and contact information. A sign posted at the mouth of the canyon provides additional precautions…

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Kids Hope USA’s first mentorship program with military children returns to Johnston School

Posted  August 23, 2013

A popular proverb, “It takes a village to raise to child,” could describe the partnership between the organization Kids Hope USA, the Garrison Chaplain’s Office and Colonel Johnston Elementary School. Kids Hope USA is a national program that builds church-school partnerships to mentor at-risk children. Fort Huachuca was the first military installation to work with…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  August 23, 2013

Former sergeant first class arrested for espionage Photo property of Intelligence and Security Command This surveillance photo shows Clyde Conrad (right) and his handler. Aug. 23, 1988 As a hard-working noncommissioned officer in the G3 War Plans Section of the 8th Infantry, Sgt. 1st Class Clyde Conrad was known simply as “Mr. Plans.” Conrad had…

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