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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.

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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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ISEC changes command, former commander moves to NETCOM

Posted  August 23, 2013

Photo by Maranda Flynn Col. Kris Kramarich, outgoing commander, United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, passes the guidon to Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, commanding general, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, relinquishing her duties, during the change of command ceremony, Aug. 15 at Greely Hall. Officers of the United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or…

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Secretary of Defense memorandum on integrity of military justice process

Posted  August 23, 2013

This memorandum reiterates my expectations and those of the President regarding the integrity of the military justice process. Every military officer and enlisted member of the Department of Defense is to be made aware of its contents. Military justice is an essential element of good order and discipline, the indispensible ingredient that allows our Armed…

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NETCOM general relinquishes command, moves to DISA

Posted  August 23, 2013

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn passes the organization colors to Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, signifying his relinquishment of command during a ceremony Aug. 15, at Greely Hall. Excelling at everything is a rare trait. But for one general officer, it is something he has done since completing the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a…

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Chalk Talk – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Draeger’s third grade students have begun a unit in life Science. They have been observing lima beans with their hand lenses. The youth have removed the seed jacket and identified the radical, root; plumule, shoot; and cotyledon, leaf. It is important that students’ vocabulary increases while studying in various content…

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Community Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Breakfast in SV Community Garden Enjoy a free breakfast on Saturday, 8 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Community Garden, 300 E. Wilcox Dr. The 2nd Annual Breakfast in the Garden is an opportunity to sample locally grown produce and learn more about the project. For $15 for a bed or $10 for a tower, anyone…

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Health & Safety

Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted  September 5, 2013

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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FMWR Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Outdoor pool will close after Labor Day Irwin Outdoor Pool is open for its final weekend of the season, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lap swim is available all day during this time. The pool will remain open through Monday, Labor Day, then will close for the season. For more information, call 533.3858. Dance nights…

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News Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

AAFES offers eReceipts Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping the Fort Huachuca Exchange. Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts. Shoppers who select…

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FH celebrates equal voting rights, Women’s Equality Day

Posted  September 5, 2013

Even though an annual force protection exercise was in full effect on Fort Huachuca, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, still took the time to honor Women’s Equality Day by hosting an observance in Alvarado Hall on Wednesday.

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the Month

Posted  September 5, 2013

Susan Turley Agency: Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Fort Huachuca Position and duties: Attorney-advisor for the legal office. Primary focus areas are contract and fiscal law, and ethics How long at current assignment: Since June 2012 How long in government service:…

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