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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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2014 — What’s your safety objective?

Posted  October 25, 2013

We [recently] turned the page on another fiscal year, and [it was] our Army’s best ever for safety. But … we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the [rest of this fiscal] year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army’s annual safety and occupational…

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CFC campaign resumes activity suspended during furlough

Posted  October 25, 2013

With the end of the recent government furlough, the Department of Defense, or DoD, may now resume Combined Federal Campaign activities suspended while the furlough was in place. In a DoD memorandum dated Oct. 17, Susan Yarwood, acting for the Human Resources director, thanked employees for their role in the Department’s effort “to conduct a…

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Special Victims Advocate Program available for sexual assault victims

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Army photo The Army’s judge advocate general is launching the Special Victims Advocate Program, or SVAP, that will provide a legal assistance attorney to assist qualifying victims of sexual assault throughout the investigation and judicial process, beginning Nov. 1. The implementation of a legal advocacy program in each service will provide victims with additional…

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Chapel Fall Harvest Festival attracts crowd

Posted  November 1, 2013

A group of volunteers dressed like Bible heroes include, from left, King David as a shepherd, Elijah, Moses, Noah and Daniel during the Chapel’s Fall Harvest Fest Saturday. Queen Esther is in the foreground. The costumed volunteers walked around during the fest and gave out Bible hero cards with their characters’ names on them, and…

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Community Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Airport Fly-In and Open House Join the Experimental Aircraft Association and the City of Sierra Vista Municipal Airport staff for the annual Airport Fly-In and Open House from 7 – 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Youth 8 – 17 are invited to take their first airplane flight with a local pilot…

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Chalk Talk – November 1, 2103

Posted  November 1, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School The six second grade classes at Colonel Johnston Elementary School will present their Veterans Day Program to friends and families on Wednesday morning for those at school and again at 6 p.m. for their parents. This decade-long tradition honors all the services and active duty or retired parents with a combination…

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Jeannie’s Diner ‘beefs’ up menu, offers holiday party venue, plans special events

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Jeannie’s Diner crew has added new menu items, plans special holiday-related events and offers a holiday party venue to attract new and repeat customers.

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Lt. Dan Band coming to Fort Huachuca For the past decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have brought their live shows to the nation’s service members and their Families. The Lt. Dan Band travels to cities and military bases around the world playing benefit concerts and boosting the morale of U.S. military and…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Westbound I-10 resurfacing underway The Arizona Department of Transportation is resurfacing a 14-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10 between Willcox and Texas Canyon. Crews are currently repairing and replacing guardrail near the entrance to Texas Canyon. Motorists traveling west on I-10 will encounter travel restrictions every Monday through Thursday over the next month starting three…

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Two-day Haunted Hayride requires lengthy planning process

Posted  November 1, 2013

While the spookiness of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate’s Haunted Hayride is described as “not for the faint at heart,” few FMWR patrons realize the entire production is not for the “undedicated and unmotivated.”

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