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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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FMWR Briefs – July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

Free movie night set for tomorrow FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, “Jack and the Giant Slayer,” Saturday at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Enjoy free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Cool off at Right Arm Night The July…

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Health & Safety

Fit for Life – Ab work, body composition myths examined

Posted  July 19, 2013

One of the most commonly misunderstood items in fitness is the misconceptions about body composition and abdominal work.

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MVC Summer Bash brings neighbors together

Posted  July 19, 2013

  Children enjoy getting wet on a Slip ‘N Slide® Saturday at the Mountain Vista Communities Summer Bash at the MVC Community Center on Fort Huachuca Saturday. Around 150 people attended the third annual bash which featured four special activities for children along with 21 vendors including Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Navy Federal as…

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Community Briefs July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a free Youth Leadership workshop, sponsored by Toastmasters International and geared toward middle school students. Participants will learn and develop speaking and leadership skills. Students will learn to overcome nervousness when asked to speak before audiences, organize and present ideas, listen to others, and participate…

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New leader assumes command of future-ready Army EPG

Posted  July 12, 2013

The Fort Huachuca-headquartered U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAPEG, changed leadership Tuesday during a change of command ceremony on the installation’s historic Brown Parade Field.

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Department of Defense will muscle through furlough period

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – As the Department of Defense, or DoD, enters the furlough period, the department will concentrate on the core mission of defending the United States and its interests, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Monday. “That’s where our center of gravity is during this furlough period,” Little said. Because of sequestration, Defense Secretary Chuck…

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Dempsey calls on DOD leaders to mitigate sequester effects

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. In a videotaped message to the department posted on his Facebook page, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that solid leadership at all…

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DoD civilian furloughs begin; many fort offices have reduced hours or close on certain days

Posted  July 12, 2013

The furlough of Department of Defense civilian employees began on Monday. This led to reduced or changed hours for a number of operations and offices on Fort Huachuca as a result of reduced civilian staffing. The Fort Huachuca Museum now operates on a four-day-per week schedule and is closed Sundays and Mondays. In addition to…

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Silent sentinel is no more

Posted  July 12, 2013

The pine tree that stood watch at Fort Huachuca’s Main Gate for decades is gone. Along with several other trees on post, it was a victim of Tuesday night’s violent storm. The remnant of a tropical storm brought thunder, lightning, heavy rainfall and high winds to the area earlier this week, causing widespread damage as…

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Health & Safety

Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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