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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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Fort hosts annual Holocaust observance

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Military Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence invites the public to participate in a Days of Remembrance observance at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Fitch Auditorium here. Dr. Samuel Caron, a psychologist at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, will address this year’s theme, “Never Again: Heeding…

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August Selective Early Retirement Board could affect 1,200 field grade officers

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant colonels and colonels. The move is just one part of a larger Army effort to meet its congressionally mandated end strength reduction. WASHINGTON — In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant…

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CSM Rambert assumes responsibility of 11th Signal Brigade

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold The 11th Signal Brigade outgoing command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Major Earl Allen, accepts the symbolic sword as he prepares to pass it to the 11th Signal Brigade commander, Col. Patrick Dedham. Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice A. Rambert assumed responsibility as the 11th Signal Brigade command sergeant major Friday…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  April 12, 2013

USAICS breaks ground for new academic facilityBy Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian Photo courtesy U.S. Army USAIC’s new academic complex in 1980: Top left is Sisler Hall, center right is Alvarado Hall, and bottom is Walker Hall. The road at the top of the photo is Hatfield Street. April 9, 1979 When the first shovel broke…

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EFMP Respite Care provides support

Posted  April 12, 2013

Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of…

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Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep ‘eye in the sky’

Posted  April 12, 2013

UAS Soldiers deploy Shadows to facilitate numerous roles during operations, from long-range reconnaissance, to targeting enemy forces for air or artillery strikes.

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Details on Month of the Military Child Celebration

Posted  April 12, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services will host the annual Month of the Military Child Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center. Army-wide, April is the “Month of the Military Child” and all military children are spotlighted and honored for the challenges they endure in order for their parents…

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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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