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Maci Hidalgo Army

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.

Dr. Randal Schoepp Health & Safety

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.

Maci Hidalgo Salutes & Awards

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.

New-Commandant DoD

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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Salutes & Awards

Students color their way to prizes

Posted  September 6, 2013

  From left, Isaac Olsen, Aija Simmons, Sumahi Duenas, Garren Marshall, Addison Sanders and Annie Ricks, all fifth grade students at General Myer Elementary School, pose for a photo, Aug. 27, after learning they won a coloring contest held by USO Arizona last spring. Each student won a Barnes and Noble $25 gift card. There…

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Community Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Marines open Duty Hut The Cochise County Marines officially opened the Duty Hut at the VFW Post 9972 Hall, second floor, at 549 W. Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. It features a display of Marine historical uniforms, Marines’ photographs dating back to the Korean War, and gear, equipment and memorabilia. Tour it for free. Contact 456.5216…

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Health & Safety

Maintain bicycles at home for smooth, safe ride

Posted  September 6, 2013

Southeast Arizona is considered one of the prime locations in the United States for street and mountain biking. Cooler temperatures and monsoon’s end will soon bring bikers out in greater numbers.

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AWANA Club children’s program accepting registration, adult volunteers needed

Posted  September 6, 2013

Just in time for the new school year, the AWANA Club, a children’s discipleship program targeted for preschoolers to 6th graders, kicked off the season with a registration and “Meet & Greet” event at the Main Post Chapel

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FMWR Briefs – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Dance nights scheduled at TMAC Old School Jam Night returns to Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Saturday starting at 8 p.m., with free admission, DJ music and pay-as-you-go bar. For more information, call 533.3802 or 533.7322. Buy advance carnival tickets and save Advance carnival tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Fun Festival, set for…

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News Briefs – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Sierra Vista ranked one of top five best towns City of Sierra Vista SIERRA VISTA — “CNN Money” magazine named Sierra Vista as one of the top five best places to live in the “least crowded towns” category in the online supplement to the September 2013 “Best Places to Live” issue. Sierra Vista scored fourth…

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Health & Safety

Freedom comes with risk, responsibility

Posted  September 6, 2013

Motorcycles are a means of transportation; they move a rider from one place to another just as cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles do. Motorcycles are also a gateway to a culture that embraces the freedom of the open road that can only be appreciated by other riders. Exposed to the elements without the confines…

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NETCOM non-rider leaders receive motorcycle training

Posted  September 6, 2013

For the most part, the moderate Arizona weather makes motorcycle riding a year-round activity. Add to that the freedom that comes with more relaxed laws in regards to protective equipment wear, and it’s not surprising to see riders in shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes and no helmet.

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Actor Gary Sinise becomes honorary Marine

Posted  September 6, 2013

Actor and musician Gary Sinise was named an honorary U.S. Marine during a ceremony at the Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 29.

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Department of Defense’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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