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‘Start Strong:’ Every Army career starts with TRADOC

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the “Start Strong” phase of every Soldier’s career. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, known as TRADOC, transforms civilians into Soldiers and provides…

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Water, water everywhere

Photos by Scott Vasey The remnants of Hurricane Odile brought significant rainfall to Fort Huachuca last week as shown in photos of Huachuca Creek Sept. 18. The storm made landfall as the strongest storm on record to hit Mexico’s southern Baja California peninsula late Sept. 14. While only remnants of the hurricane reached Arizona, enough…

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ISEC gains new senior enlisted leader

Timothy Toms Command Sgt. Maj. Ulysses Rayford, (center) U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, accepts the sword of responsibility from Col. Patrick Kerr, ISEC commander (left), and Master Sgt. Christopher Paluzzi, ISEC senior signal operations noncommissioned officer, in the Greely Hall Auditorium Sept. 16 on Fort Huachuca. Rayford accepted the senior enlisted leadership role at…

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Fort Huachuca celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Fort Huachuca celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with special activities at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Sept. 17.

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Town Hall held to recognize USAG members

Fort Huachuca Garrison Commander Col. Tony Boone held a Town Hall Tuesday at Cochise Theater for all U.S. Army Garrison, or USAG, members, to acknowledge their hard work on Fort Huachuca.


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Health & Safety

Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Posted  August 15, 2014

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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Antiterrorism Awareness Month: Army community must stay alert

Posted  August 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — A suspicious package arrives in the mail. An employee is acting erratically. A group is seen surveying an Army installation. A social media contact you’ve never met has taken a keen interest in your unit’s movements. The Army community needs to be aware of their surroundings and report anything that seems out of…

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2014 Antiterrorism Awareness Message

Posted  August 15, 2014

What are the dangers which menace us? If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against. ~ James Monroe, 1st Inaugural Address, March 4, 1817 August marks the Army’s fifth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Each year, we improve our defenses through increased threat awareness and organizational and individual protection measures. Throughout…

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New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Army photo Capt. Leala McCollum poses in the Army Physical Fitness Uniform running jacket and pants. WASHINGTON — A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year. Its design is based on Soldier feedback, said Col. Robert Mortlock, program manager, Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment, Fort Belvoir, Virginia….

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How Office of Soldiers’ Counsel can assist with disability proceedings

Posted  August 15, 2014

The Office of Soldiers’ Counsel, OSC, is an organization of judge advocates and Civilian attorneys/paralegals spread out over 30 locations worldwide, with roughly 200 attorneys and paralegals. The organization has representatives ready to assist Soldiers throughout their disability process, with specific counsel for the Medical Evaluation Board, MEB, stage of their case, and other counsel…

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Fort holds memorial ceremony for recently retired FH police chief

Posted  August 15, 2014

Maranda Flynn Andrew and Lisa Shears carry the remains of Ollie James Shears, the recently retired chief of police with Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, into the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca, Aug. 8, for a Celebration of Life Ceremony. Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered for a memorial ceremony Aug. 8 at the…

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Army

ACS discusses AER, employment, SHARP, more

Posted  August 15, 2014

AER has two types of available loans Army Emergency Relief, AER, is a non-profit organization housed by the Army. AER extends no-interest, emergency loans to active duty, dependents, retirees, National Guard and Army Reserves on active duty for more than 30 consecutive days and on USC Title 10 orders. Orders that read USC Title 32…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Army photo On June 10, 1783, Gen. George Washington presented the Badge of Military Merit to Sergeant Daniel Bissell, Jr. It was the third and final time the award was presented. Army sergeant fakes desertion, becomes spy, earns coveted medal Aug. 13, 1781 “The General, ever desirous to cherish a virtuous ambition in his…

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DoD: Journalist recalls travels with Robin Williams

Posted  August 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams Monday. Williams made multiple USO tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Kuwait and other bases in Southwest Asia to give Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and DoD Civilians a little taste of home. It was my privilege to…

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Air Force: Two Airmen join Army’s elite Rangers

Posted  August 15, 2014

The Army Ranger School students were all looking forward to the few hours of precious sleep they were about to get after a long day of training on Mount Yonah, a mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.

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