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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.

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Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary Sunday.


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Soldiers to take Military Workplace Survey

Posted  September 5, 2014

J.D. Leipold Soldiers can take the RAND Military Workplace Survey on their smartphones by forwarding the invite to their personal email accounts. FORT MEADE, Md. — Soldiers asked to participate in a workplace survey over the next couple of weeks should take a few minutes to complete it, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray…

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Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted  September 5, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  September 5, 2014

Civilian of the Month: William Jensen Agency: Communications Security Logistics Activity Position and duties: New equipment trainer and a cryptographic modernization team lead How long at current assignment: Since 2006 How long in government service: Since 1998, active duty retired Residence: Hereford Family: Wife Ivy, son Kayden and daughter Danilynn Hobbies: Sports and ATV riding…

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DoD announces guidance for upgrading discharge requests

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it has issued supplemental guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records, BCM/NR, when considering petitions regarding discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. “This is our responsibility and the right thing to do for veterans,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. “This…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  September 5, 2014

Alsos Mission seizes French government arsenal Courtesy Photo Alsos members dismantle the German experimental nuclear pile at Haigerloch in April 1945. September 1944 “Play it by ear … Don’t step on anyone’s toes.” This was the only guidance given to Col. Boris Pash when he was put in charge of the Alsos Mission. Alsos was…

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Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program

Posted  September 5, 2014

Research and preparation are key to a successful transition, and the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, or SFL-TAP, staff have prepared updated small group seminars to make transitions to Civilian life and the work world smoother. According to Counselor Rebecca Alwine, “The updated seminars will begin in September, and will be available on…

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Marines: Final flight of UH-1N Huey for HMLA-773

Posted  September 5, 2014

The UH-1N Huey (right) escorts a UH-1Y Venom during the final flight of the UH-1N Huey for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Marine Aircraft Group 49, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, Aug. 28. The escort symbolizes the stepping aside of one helicopter platform to allow for an improved version to…

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Air Force: AF uses lasers to preserve space history

Posted  September 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The site of one of America’s proudest achievements is now little more than a weed-riddled concrete pad, surrounded by twisted, rusting metal. Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 14 is best known as the launch site for NASA’s “Friendship 7,” the flight that brought John Glenn fame as the first American…

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Women’s Equality Day: FH celebrates at Alvarado Hall

Posted  September 5, 2014

The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Team hosted the Women’s Equality Day Observance at Alvarado Hall here, Aug. 26.

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U.S. Army Soldier Show stands strong for Fort Huachuca

Posted  September 5, 2014

Spc. Tierra Ducote, front, a Soldier Show performer stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, sends text messages to her father, played by Sgt. Keith Beverly, stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana, back home while she is deployed, during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Buena Performing Arts Center in Sierra Vista Aug. 26.   Members…

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