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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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FMWR Briefs – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

‘Rising Star’ finals set for today Family and MWR will present the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition at 5 p.m. today during the Fun Festival at Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista. Everyone is invited to watch contestants compete and vote for their favorites to help them win cash prizes and the opportunity…

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News Briefs – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

State Department recruiting today A recruiter from the State Department will conduct two presentations on employment opportunities with the U.S. Department of State at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today at the Army Career and Alumni Program Center, Bldg. 22420, Butler Road. Attendees can schedule further individual discussions with the recruiter following each session. For…

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Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on National Public Lands Day

Posted  September 27, 2013

Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day.

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Tech-savvy consumers be aware of scams related to new iPhones

Posted  September 27, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. – With the release of two new iPhones, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers eager to get their hands on the new gadgets to be wary of scammers attempting to take advantage of the iPhone’s popularity. BBB sees numerous iPhone and iPad related scams continuously throughout every year, but the…

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POW/MIA Walkathon, Remembrances event honor Soldiers’ sacrifices

Posted  September 27, 2013

Soldiers and members of the Fort Huachuca community held two events this year in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday.

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day, volunteer for habitat restoration project

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will celebrate National Public Lands Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act on Saturday.

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Air Force: Deployed Airmen jump in to help Jordanians with comm issues

Posted  September 27, 2013

Members from the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron installed communications equipment for Jordanians service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Sept. 7.

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Marines: Marine Corps, Army collaborate to support joint force

Posted  September 27, 2013

Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas, Sept. 12.

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Navy: Southeast Asia refugees tour Pearl Harbor

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released Members of the World Federation of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos take photos of the Ex-USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while on a boat tour of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In 1979 Tarawa rescued 400 Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea. PEARL…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history September 27

Posted  September 27, 2013

Purple is much more than color for signals intelligence Courtesy Photo The SIS used this analog of the Japanese Purple machine to decipher Japanese diplomatic messages in 1940. Sept. 25, 1940 By the spring of 1939, William Friedman’s teams of cryptologists had already achieved partial success with the Italian and German code-systems and the Japanese…

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