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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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Obama Calls on Congress to avoid sequestration

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Tuesday called on Congress to avoid deep, across-the-board spending cuts looming March 1 under a “sequestration” mechanism in budget law and to take a balanced approach to America’s debt problems. If sequestration happens, hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees could be furloughed and readiness of the military force…

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CC Sheriff’s Office investigates scam here

Posted  February 8, 2013

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office personnel are investigating three cases of a “ransom scam” reported in the past two weeks. This scam has previously existed and has recently resurfaced in more metropolitan areas. It incorporates a malware virus into a user’s personal computer, or PC, and creates significant issues for the victim. The scam begins when…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

Courtesy photo — Sisler Family 1st Lt. George Sisler was stationed in Vietnam. MI lieutenant killed in Vietnam, awarded Medal of Honor Feb. 7, 1967 Some military officers are destined to be heroes, and 1st Lt. George Sisler seemed destined to be among their ranks. First Lieutenant George Sisler received the Medal of Honor, posthumously,…

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Divisions will get nine Gray Eagles to train, but deploy with 12

Posted  February 8, 2013

The Army plans additional Gray Eagle units, one for each of 10 active-duty divisions, and several more for special operations units, aerial exploitation units and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Health & Safety

Four ways to lower risk of heart disease

Posted  February 8, 2013

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high…

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SecArmy orders ‘Ready and Resilient Campaign’

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Army John McHugh Monday directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging “Ready and Resilient Campaign” plan, which will launch later this month. During a press conference at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., McHugh said he’s looked at 47 recommendations from an Army-wide Behavioral Health…

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Community Briefs – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

FH maintenance vehicles display photos of missing children Poster pictures of missing children are now featured on the back of Fort Huachuca public works maintenance vehicles. EMCOR Government Services vehicles each carry a poster with the image of a local missing child. Posters will change monthly to feature a different missing youth. Those with information…

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FMWR Briefs – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

BOSS plans trip to Renaissance Fest Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, has planned a trip to the Arizona Renaissance Festival for Feb. 16. Ticket cost is $19, and BOSS will provide transportation. They will leave Murr Community Center at 6 a.m. and return around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 538.8252 or Murr…

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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted  February 8, 2013

Although it was neither a territorial battle nor raid for plunder, a group of Danish gymnastics warriors captured the attention and stole the hearts of spectators during a live performance of their show, “Zoom!” at Barnes Field House on Wednesday evening.

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Army dominates 2013 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship

Posted  February 8, 2013

The All Army Men and Women’s Cross Country Teams captured Gold in the team competitions at the 2013 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship, Saturday, in St. Louis, Mo. The All Army Men also took a clean medal sweep — gold, silver and bronze — in the individual Open 12K competition at the Armed Forces Championship…

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