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Maci Hidalgo Army

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.

Maci Hidalgo Salutes & Awards

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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Supporting a friend with breast cancer

Posted  October 18, 2013

Photo by Melissa Applebee Restless Wings Photography Cancer survivor Robin Vander Linden, 33, Sierra Vista, her daughter Samantha, 6, and the women that have played an important role in Robin’s life, gathered for a group photograph prior to the start of her chemotherapy treatments, April 2013. “What? Breast cancer? But she’s too young … she…

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Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Army photo Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (right) and her husband, now-retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, (left) supporting her. WASHINGTON – “My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting…

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Chalk Talk – October 25, 2103

Posted  October 25, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Nancy Murphy entered art from several classes in the Cochise County Fair School Arts category. The fair was held at the end of September in Douglas. Participants from schools all over Cochise County entered many different art works. All participants won a first (blue), second (red) or third (white) ribbon. All…

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Community Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Astronomy Club meets today The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in room 1101 of the Science Building, Cochise College, Sierra Vista Campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Jeff Ofstedahl, also known as “Mr. Oh!” the science director at the Center for Academic…

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Clip and save — area organizations offer holiday craft shows

Posted  October 25, 2013

Unique Boutique Bazaar underway The Palo Verde Palettes are holding their 29th Annual Unique Boutique Bazaar at Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, through 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Annual Craft Fair at Windemere The High Desert Crafters will host their 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair 8:30…

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Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

Posted  October 25, 2013

Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish Oct. 20, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

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Students see red — Red Ribbon Week celebration underway

Posted  October 25, 2013

Students within the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District wore red this week participating in the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation.

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FMWR Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween today and tomorrow. From 6 – 9 p.m. both days, various free children’s activities will be available. For older kids and adults, the haunted house will be open from 6 – 10 p.m.; and from 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay rides.” All…

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Health & Safety

Protect yourself — get your flu vaccine

Posted  October 25, 2013

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to use the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized.

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News Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,W1,V,Z Saturday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Sunday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Monday: F,P1,U1,W1,V,Z Tuesday: F,P1,U1,W,W1,V,Z Wednesday: F,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Thursday: F,M,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Chapel Harvest Festival planned The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office is conducting its annual Children’s Harvest Festival 2 –…

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