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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.

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.

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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.

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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Government shutdown impacts Fort Huachuca

Posted  October 4, 2013

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – All DoD commands, staffs and agencies were directed to begin executing their respective shutdown plans this morning to include the furlough of non-excepted DoD civilians. The Pay Our Military Act allows DoD to provide pay and allowances to service members and currently excepted civilians. During the lapse in appropriations, all of…

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Events

Community Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

VFW hosts Italian dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host an Italian dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per person. The event is open to all members, their guests and all active-duty service members. The dinner will be following by live entertainment…

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Illegitimate Theater Company, FMWR present fall production

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Illegitimate Theater Company, or ITC, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” Friday through Sunday at Murr Community Center.

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FMWR Briefs – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

See ‘The Sunshine Boys’ live at Murr Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy in two acts, live on stage at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for 7 p.m. today and Saturday. A matinee will be presented at 2…

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News Briefs – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,U,V1,W1,T1,T2,T3,Z Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,U,V1,Z Sunday: F,U,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Tuesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Wednesday: F,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Thursday: F,N,T1,T2,T3,W1,V1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. MI Library closed Monday The CW2 Christopher G. Nason Military Intelligence Library will be closed on Monday in observance…

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Health & Safety

Fit for Life – Improve running with attention to pace, form

Posted  October 11, 2013

The most widely practiced and recognized form of cardio is running. It was probably your first means of real play as a child. The military requires it for those not limited by temporary or congenital illness/injury.

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FMWR hosts its third annual ‘Bikes and Bands’ street fair

Posted  October 11, 2013

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Sierra Cycles hit the pavement Saturday to present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair.

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Air Force: Collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

Posted  October 11, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year. Approximately 150,000 SIPR Network users will migrate to the Defense Information Systems Agency SIPR email enterprise services over fiscal…

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Marines: First female Marines attend infantry course

Posted  October 11, 2013

The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28.

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Veterans

ADVS remains open during federal shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services remains open to serve Arizona’s veterans during the federal government shutdown. “Although the federal shutdown affects some services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, ADVS remains fully operational to meet the needs of our veterans and their families,” said Ted Vogt, ADVS director. As of Tuesday, more…

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