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Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.


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Address laundering is latest local scam

Posted  November 29, 2012

The Sierra Vista Police Department has recently taken several reports regarding a new scam. Innocent citizens looking to supplement their incomes have answered ads on Craigslist for “Package Sorter, Regional Courier, and Logistics.” How the scam works is criminals illegally obtain credit card numbers and start making purchases online. The criminal places an ad online…

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Retiree Council shares news and notes Council now has website, Facebook page

Posted  November 29, 2012

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Jackie Moore.) Thanks to the efforts of the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council Secretary, Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts, the Council has a Web page and a link to its own Facebook page. A viable communications conduit…

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Internet romance scams use Soldiers’ identities

Posted  November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud — especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts. Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, continues to…

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Military OneSource connects troops, Families to resources

Posted  November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — As the Information Age continues to shape modern communication, the Defense Department has revitalized and consolidated the Military OneSource website to better serve military members and their families, a Pentagon official said in a recent interview. Zona Lewis, military community outreach online and resource operations manager, told the Pentagon Channel and American Forces…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: November 29, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

525th MI Group deploys to Vietnam Forty-seven years ago this week, the 525th Military Intelligence Group arrived in South Vietnam to support the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV. Earlier, in the summer of 1965, Maj. Gen. Joseph McChristian, the MACV’s J-2, had asked for an MI group to manage and control the wide range…

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Decisive Action Training Environment: Future training grounded in today’s intelligence

Posted  November 29, 2012

To ensure Soldiers are trained and ready for any mission, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Directorate of Intelligence created the Decisive Action Training Environment, a program that uses current intelligence to create intense, authentic training environments for Soldiers, leaders and units.

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FH DFACs celebrates Thanksgiving with special meals

Posted  November 29, 2012

Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, serves up lobster with a smile while Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, garrison command sergeant major, watches. It is a tradition for Fort Huachuca senior leaders in dress uniform to serve the Thanksgiving meal.   Judging by the expressions on their faces, Soldiers enjoyed the Thunderbird Dining Facility’s…

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News Briefs – November 29, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

B Troop cavalry unit recruiting now For those who want to ride with the cavalry, B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is holding a cavalry riding school Jan. 26 – May 8 for those with the dash and discipline to ride with the troop. The school is open to active duty, retired, reserve and…

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FMWR Briefs – November 28, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

Military Family Appreciation Night set Army Community Service will present Military Family Appreciation Night tonight from 6 – 9 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The event is free and open to all FMWR patrons, including active duty, Reserves, retirees and Family members. Various activities for children and adults, including 3D Game Box, a DJ…

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Mt. Lemmon provides fall, winter feel

Posted  November 29, 2012

While Arizona is known for its beautiful weather and longer summers, autumn brings the desire of the smell of brisk air and and color of leaves changing in the trees. Taking a one-day jaunt to Mt. Lemmon satisfied that craving.

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