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Maranda Flynn Army

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…

David Vergun Army

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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Health & Safety

Official explains options for changing health care providers

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here June 12. In a Department of Defense News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their Families to know there are several easy options…

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Moments matter: In safety, seconds count

Posted  June 20, 2014

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we’ve skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I’m sure it’s a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage. Since we haven’t had the…

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Salutes & Awards

309th MI Bn. welcomes new command sergeant major

Posted  June 20, 2014

As gusts of wind blew up to 44 mph, the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion hosted a change of responsibility ceremony June 13 on Chaffee Field here to mark the change of senior enlisted leadership at the command. Holding onto their belongings, Soldiers, Families and members from surrounding communities welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Roman as…

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NETCOM celebrates Army Birthday

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Network Enterprise Technology Command celebrates the Army’s 239th Birthday with a cake cutting in the command auditorium June 13. Cutting the cake were, from left, NETCOM Commanding General, Brig. Gen. John Morrison Jr.; Sierra Vista Mayor, Honorable Rick Mueller; NETCOM Senior Technical Director, Daniel Bradford; NETCOM’s youngest Soldier, Pfc. Christopher Collins, 19; NETCOM’s oldest…

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Salutes & Awards

NETCOM G5 retires, next step — teaching math

Posted  June 20, 2014

Gordon Van Vleet Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper, retired, former commanding general, Network Enterprise Technology Command, affixes an Army retirement pin on Col. Daniel Matchette, NETCOM G5, during a combined retirement/retreat ceremony, in front of Greely Hall, June 10. A combined retirement and retreat ceremony was held in front of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 20, 2014

USAICoE historians issue invitations to explore Fort Huachuca’s MI hot spots U.S. Army photo The MI Soldier Heritage Walkway was added in the recent update of the MI History Virtual Tour. The walkway was dedicated in 2012 and features 10 interpretive panels highlighting enlisted Soldiers’ contributions to Army Intelligence. A young Army private who is…

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Change of Command starts anew with one, says farewell to another

Posted  June 20, 2014

Maranda Flynn Lt. Col. Jaren Price, outgoing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th MI Brigade, during the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Change of Command ceremony June 13 on Brown Parade Field, Fort Huachuca. Even though it was “Friday the 13th”, there was no apparent bad luck as one commander said…

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Fort Huachuca celebrates Army’s 239th birthday

Posted  June 20, 2014

The U.S. Army Garrison Color Guard takes their place before the start of the Army’s 239th birthday celebration held on Warrior/Sentinel Field. The Soldiers were dressed in uniforms signifying different periods of the Army’s history.   As the youngest Soldier present, Pvt. Ceirra Avenenti, 18, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Brigade, cuts the traditional birthday…

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NETCOM Soldiers vie for top spot

Posted  June 20, 2014

As the temperatures soared in southeast Arizona, Soldiers from Signal commands and brigades from around the globe pushed themselves and each other through grueling events here June 9 – 13, during the 2014 Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

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Air Force: BMT quarters temporarily housing immigrant minors

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The only sounds heard inside the Hackney Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland eight months ago were usually the commands given by military training instructors and the responses returned by trainees in Air Force Basic Military Training, or BMT. There has been silence at the Recruit Housing and…

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