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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.

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Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary Sunday.


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Paying tribute to our Military Children

Posted  April 12, 2013

For decades, the armed forces have called on people to serve this great nation, and throughout that time, their children have served right alongside them. In honor of their courage and support, then-Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated each April as the Month of the Military Child in 1986. Before Weinberger’s proclamation however, it was assumed…

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Military Brats: Then and Now

Posted  April 12, 2013

While the term “military brat” may seem derogatory to some, many embrace the term, seeing it as a term of endearment and respect. As a child of a Soldier, the term “Little Traveler” was used in literature dating back to 1811. The modern acronym for today’s military brat is Born, Raised and Trained.

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News Briefs – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Correction to allergy article The article featuring the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Allergy Clinic on Page 6A of the April 5 Scout was incorrect. The RWBAHC Allergy Clinic no longer provides skin testing, pulmonary function testing and broncho-dialator nebulization due to an actual allergist not in the clinic. Patients need to have a…

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FMWR Briefs – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Celebrate military children Saturday Everyone is invited to celebrate the “Month of the Military Child” tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be activities for the entire family, including games, jumping castles, paintball, giveaways, information booths, free lunch, popcorn, Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo, and much more….

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CSMS raises diabetes awareness through 3K event

Posted  April 12, 2013

Get ready, get set, run for your life! Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, will host its second Run For Your Life 3K Run/Walk April 26 for all members of the Fort Huachuca community in addition to students.

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Community Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

VFW Ladies host dinner The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will host a roasted pork loin dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The dinner includes potatoes, gravy, vegetables, roll and butter, salad and dessert. Cost is $9 per person and live entertainment is set for 8 p.m….

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Fort Huachuca’s Mavericks finish undefeated

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Mavericks, one of the three Fort Huachuca junior division basketball teams, closed out the season undefeated on April 5 at Joyce Clark Middle School in Sierra Vista.

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DoD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

Posted  April 5, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28. Senior defense officials said the updated policies and procedures provide a framework that improves safety for sexual assault victims, standardizes victim-assistance services across the force, enhances prevention efforts and…

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As the weather heats up, keep summer safety in mind

Posted  April 5, 2013

Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames Chris Gruszkos, lead instructor with the Army Traffic Safety Training Program at Fort Lee, Va., demonstrates an S-turn on a Yamaha sport cruiser at a National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event. During this fiscal year and as of March 18, 36 Soldiers have died in motorcycle and personal vehicle…

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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Posted  April 5, 2013

To all Department of Defense Personnel: This month, the Department of Defense observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with the theme “We own it…we’ll solve it…together.” Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an opportunity for the entire DoD community — service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at every level —…

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