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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.

Dr. Randal Schoepp Health & Safety

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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Health & Safety

TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

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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Events

News Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Main Gate closure postponed The Main Gate closure originally scheduled today – Sunday has been cancelled due to recent inclement weather. The installation of new safety features will be rescheduled when drier weather returns. Watch for announcement of the new closure dates and times. Westbound I-10 paving underway Paving of the westbound lanes of Interstate…

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Events

FMWR Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Blues band will perform at TMAC Thunder Mountain Activity Centre will present the “Blues, Brews & BBQ” Family Blues Night featuring the Andy T./Nick Nixon Band Sunday, 5 – 7 p.m. The event is open to all ages, and admission is free. Food for purchase and a pay-as-you-go-bar will also be available. For more information,…

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Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley
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Local

Noise, giggles, laughter, activity mean FH schools are back in session

Posted  August 9, 2013

Fort Huachuca students and faculty began the 2013/14 school year on post without incidents Wednesday as the new school year kicked off on post.

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Community Briefs August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Cochise Gun Club opens activities The Cochise Gun Club invites Fort Huachuca personnel to participate in three monthly activities: Junior Rifle Shoot, Practical Pistol and Defensive Pistol, and Trap. Join them for a quarterly Civilian Battle Rifle Match. For more information, go to http://www.cochisegunclub.org. Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a…

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Army

Intelligence sharing through tactical glasses highlighted at Enterprise Challenge 2013

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, and Fort Huachuca (center) and fellow senior leaders listen to Maj. Shermoan Daiyaan, product manager, Distributed Common Ground System – Army, or DCGS – A, explain how the DCGS – A has the ability to collect intelligence while on…

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Commentary

‘Good debt’ can bolster earning potential, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

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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Local

Local DENTAC Soldier brings home Best Warrior title for DENTCOM

Posted  August 2, 2013

Spc. Jarred Woods Spc. Kevin Gailey, a supply technician with the Dental Command at Fort Huachuca, starts the air assault obstacle course at Fort Bliss, Texas, July 15. Gailey beat out 11 other Soldiers to become the DENTCOM Best Warrior for 2013 and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal and certificate of achievement as a…

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DoD

No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days…

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Union elects officers, plans meeting

Posted  August 2, 2013

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 held its union officer elections July 17. New officers for the local union chapter are: Kathleen Rasdall, president; Anthony Will, vice president federal; Sandy Beares, vice president private; Angelika Figueroa, administrative vice president; Athena Blue, secretary; and Frances Long, treasurer. “All of the newly elected officers would…

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