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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…

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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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted  August 9, 2013

As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program.

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Spouse employment effort surpasses goal more than 2 years early

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – A White House and Defense Department challenge to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015 surpassed its goal Aug. 1, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told members of the Defense Department’s Military Family Readiness Council at the Pentagon today. The effort to hire 50,000 spouses reached fruition…

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What’s new at the library?

Posted  August 9, 2013

Museum Curator Nancy Krieski (center) meets with local visitors at the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. In February 2014, the Sierra Vista Public Library will partner with the Henry Hauser Museum to host Journey Stories, a Smithsonian exhibition that focuses on accounts of travelers and travels. Summer vacation is…

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ACS announces closures, EFMP information, upcoming training

Posted  August 9, 2013

Army Community Service, or ACS, is closed on Fridays for furlough through Aug. 16. Walk-in services Monday – Thursday are limited. Everyone should make an appointment with the desired program manager to ensure service availability. Call 533.2330 to be connected with a program representative. On Fridays through Aug. 16, the following services will be available…

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NETCOM’s senior enlisted Soldier retires

Posted  August 9, 2013

Gordon Van Vleet Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command commanding general, pins the Legion of Merit on Command Sgt. Major Gerald Williams, former NETCOM command sergeant major, during a retirement ceremony in Greely Hall auditorium, Aug. 1. Williams is retiring after 28 years of Army service. “I would not have become the Soldier…

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Fort Huachuca Exchange Service rewards good grades

Posted  August 9, 2013

Hard-working students deserve recognition, so the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1 – 12 who maintain a “B” or better average with the “You Made the Grade” program. “We love it when military students excel,” said the Fort Huachuca Exchange General Manager Jeff Willis, “so it’s natural to…

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TRADOC selects NCO, Soldier of Year using same high standards, newer techniques

Posted  August 9, 2013

Courtesy Photo Sgt. Curtis Bittner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s 2013 Soldier of the Year, meets a selection board via video teleconference. TRADOC cut costs by conducting some events at the competitors’ locations and other events virtually, using technology such as video teleconferencing U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2013 Noncommissioned Officer of the…

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel message on reducing civilian furloughs

Posted  August 9, 2013

When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the fiscal year next…

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Fort’s net-zero middle school wins design, energy conservation awards at state, national, international levels

Posted  August 9, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski The exterior and landscape features of Colonel Smith Middle School received critics’ praise in several award categories. Its wind turbines were cited as energy-saving demonstration elements during the 2012 Sustainability and Innovation Awards. When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not…

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Community Briefs August 16, 2013

Posted  August 16, 2013

Wild Bunch, Steampunks come together for gunfighters rendezvous Bill Treywick The Wild Bunch of Tombstone has challenged the Tombstone Steampunk Society to enlist 100 Steampunks to invade the City of Tombstone for its first-ever Rendezvous of Gunfighters Steampunk Challenge Parade. The event takes place Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m., on historic Allen Street. The public is…

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