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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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News Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps turns 97 On June 3, 1916, an act of Congress established The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. On Monday, June 3, Fort Huachuca Veterinary Corps Soldiers carry on an Army tradition through their mission of treating animals and conducting inspections. Here, Spc. Alicia Duncan, veterinary technician, prepares to draw blood from Natasha,…

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FMWR Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is now open for the season. Hours are: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim only, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for open swim; and federal and training holidays, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim…

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Community Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Square dance announced The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net. Inexpensive books offered Friends of the Sierra…

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Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Veteran color guard members line up for the presentation of veterans organizations’ colors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Memorial Day service on Monday. Sixteen different groups participated. Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the…

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CSA shares thoughts on sexual assault and sexual harassment

Posted  May 31, 2013

Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and…

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Commissary here plans for Tuesday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to…

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Firefighter training underway Small fires being lit on FH roadway corridor

Posted  May 31, 2013

The fire department is conducting wildland firefighting certification training through June 7. As part of the training, firefighters will ignite small spot fires along the grass corridor between Squire and Railroad Avenues. The vegetation is very low and between two barriers. The flame and smoke level will also be minimal. Each training session will last…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted  May 31, 2013

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  May 31, 2013

Nolan becomes Army’s first G2 (Intelligence) officer May 28, 1917 When Gen. John Pershing took command of the American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in June 1917, his entire combat force consisted of a small headquarters and a division of infantry troops, with no staff organization or intelligence assets. Seventeen months later, the AEF had grown…

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Runion Dental Clinic rolls out new initiative

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Christopher Hamilton, preventative dental specialist, performs a cleaning. Patients can take advantage of the Go First Class program starting tomorrow to combine appointments for exams, cleanings and fillings. Summer is a time to sink your teeth into corn on the cob, watermelon and barbecued ribs, but starting tomorrow, Runion Dental…

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