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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…

J.D. Leipold Commentary

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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FMWR Briefs – March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

RAN scheduled at MVGC The next Right Arm Night is set for March 22, 4 p.m. at Mountain View Golf Course. Free finger foods and a pay-as-you-go beer bar will be available. Organizers will hold special activities, including a putting contest. Participate and win prizes. RAN is free and open to everyone, including Soldiers, civilians,…

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Children’s program here provides structure, discipline through high-energy activities

Posted  March 15, 2013

The chapel-sponsored Awana club is molding children in a positive light. The discipleship program on Fort Huachuca uses high-energy activities and games, Scripture memorization and interactive Bible lessons to develop each child’s relationship with Jesus Christ, according to Fred Robinson, installation director of religious education.

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Community Briefs – March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

Toga square dance party Today is the Ides of March, and the Thunder Mountain Twirlers will hold a Toga Party Square Dance! Togas are encouraged, but not required. Mainstream dancing takes place from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with a plus-tip and rounds at the end of the evening. Cost, which includes snacks, is $4 for…

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Annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Posted  March 8, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold, 11th Signal Bde. As with challenges posed during Army physical training, emergencies which crop up in day-to-day life can create obstacles for Soldiers when unexpected events such as car repairs create a financial hardship. Through Army Community Service, Soldiers can obtain Army Emergency Relief grants or loans to help them through…

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To the Soldiers, Civilians and Leaders of the U.S. Army

Posted  March 8, 2013

As you are aware, sequestration went into effect on Friday, March 1st. Over the past several years, we have faced a lack of predictability and flexibility in our budget cycle and a series of cuts. This fiscal year alone, we face the potential of at least an $18 billion dollar shortfall in our Operations and…

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Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

Posted  March 8, 2013

March 1, 2013 Since 1942 Army Emergency Relief has been an integral part of Army life, providing no-interest loans and grants to Soldiers and their Families for many different categories of financial assistance, including emergency needs, children and spouse scholarships, and grants to widows and Wounded Warriors. This year’s campaign theme, “Supporting Soldiers and their…

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Transcom chief: Sequester won’t affect Afghan drawdown

Posted  March 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — The chief of U.S Transportation Command told Congress Tuesday that cuts in defense spending triggered by the budget sequester should not have an impact on the withdrawal of U.S. troops and materiel from Afghanistan, but may have other “unintended” consequences. Air Force Gen. William Fraser III told members of the House Armed Services…

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CID Warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

Posted  March 8, 2013

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning both the Army community and the public about a new internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials. Cyber-criminals are attempting to impersonate members of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command via email, stating that they are…

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Final Black History celebration closes out month

Posted  March 8, 2013

Sgt. Robert England, 11th Signal Bde. Soldiers from 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, showcase their dance moves during the 40th ESB Black History Month Observance Feb. 28 at the Network Enterprise Technology Command auditorium here. The observance focused on equality and freedom, highlighting the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

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GED test to revamp in 2014

Posted  March 8, 2013

In January 2014, the current GED test will be replaced in Arizona, meaning students who started their testing under the current series of tests will need to pass all five parts before the end of this fall, or start completely over in 2014. The General Education Development tests offer those who did not finish high…

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