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Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.


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Three take ‘PRIDE’ in new degrees

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 2-13th Aviation Regiment has announced that three of its instructors have earned their Associate of Applied Science in Education degree from Cochise College.

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  July 5, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by retired Lt. Col Mark Overberg, deputy chief, Army Retirement Services.) AKO transition will affect retirees On April 26, Army Secretary John McHugh signed a memo outlining the Army’s transition from Army Knowledge Online™, or AKO, to the…

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Collection Act provides debtors protection

Posted  July 5, 2013

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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Senior enlisted noncommissioned officer position changes hands

Posted  July 5, 2013

On June 28, Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant major to another.

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101 Days of Summer campaign going strong

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, serves to remind us that we cannot afford to lose focus on safety, either on or off duty. The summer season is a dangerous time of year for the Army, with notable increases in off-duty accidental fatalities. The 101…

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Thunderbirds land at Fort Hood, Texas, begin new chapter there

Posted  July 5, 2013

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, held their inaugural uncasing ceremony June 26 on Fort Hood’s Sadowski Field. Brig. Gen. Clark LeMasters, Jr., commander, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), presided over last week’s ceremony.

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Community Briefs July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Is photography in her future? Courtesy of the Fort Huachuca School-Age Center Rachael Graupner, 6, who attends Fort Huachuca’s School-Age Center, won a regional award from the Boys and Girls Club of America in their National ImageMakers Photography Contest. She was presented with a certificate and a $50 gift card from a local merchant on…

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Make it yours Program encourages post residents to beautify their yards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has reintroduced a former Fort Huachuca housing program that encourages residents of on-post quarters to individualize their yards

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FMWR Briefs – July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

TMAC will re-open Tuesday Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, including the lunch buffet, will re-open Tuesday. For more information, call 533.3802 or 533.7322. Save 15 percent on framing During July, Arts & Crafts Framing Solutions will “celebrate America” by offering 15 percent off any framing order for posters, prints, photos or shadow boxes that include an…

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News Briefs – July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Reduce energy use to save money To avoid high cost “peak demand” electric utility charges added to Fort Huachuca electric invoices this summer, officials ask fort personnel to conserve electricity use from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day when temperatures are high. Adjust air conditioning set-points to 78 degrees while buildings are occupied, 85…

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