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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.

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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Army

FH-trained tracker Airmen protect Bagram

Posted  February 22, 2013

Senior Airman Chris Willis, USAF Tech. Sgt. John Dolbee (left) and Staff Sgt. Ben DeSantiago connect a power source to a ground sensor for an enemy movement and detection training scenario Feb. 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The team uses a series of search techniques from simple, eyes-on to ground sensors to track insurgent activity…

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I-10 east of Tucson to close overnight March 8

Posted  February 22, 2013

A major interstate closure between Tucson and Benson overnight on March 8 will force drivers to alter travel plans or prepare for a 67-mile detour, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Approximately 30 miles east of downtown Tucson, Interstate 10 will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. March 8 until 6 a.m….

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SIPRNet migration to take place on FH

Posted  February 22, 2013

The Secure Internet Protocol Router Network, or SIPRNet, locally managed exchange email accounts will be migrated to a centrally managed Department of Defense Enterprise Email, or DEE, on Thursday. This is an effort to move DoD assets to “the cloud” to consolidate resources and reduce costs, according to Ken Forner, chief, Server Management Branch, Fort…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: February 23, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Army Security Agency flies Last ARDF mission in Vietnam Courtesy of Carlos Collat The last formation of aircraft with LEFT JAB systems fly over Vietnam. Notice the extended antenna on the two systems in the front of the formation. Feb. 16, 1973 In February 1968, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV, established a requirement for…

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Veterans

Support programs available to retirees, Family members

Posted  February 22, 2013

Many retirees may be unaware of a number of services that remain available to them, even after leaving active duty. Regardless of their branch of service, retirees and their Family members may use the following support activities: Army Community Service The Army Community Service, or ACS, mission is to facilitate the commander’s ability to provide…

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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffrey Tugan
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Local

704th MI Brigade trains in Utah mountains

Posted  February 22, 2013

In preparation for an upcoming deployment, Soldiers of Company A, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, traveled to Camp Williams for several weeks of training in the mountains of Utah.

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Health & Safety

Fort Huachuca facilities, equipment support ‘Be Fit’ goals

Posted  February 22, 2013

Whether in the military or not, everyone should embrace a lifestyle which strongly incorporates physical fitness to keep the body healthy, fit and prevent possible injuries or illnesses that can be costly or possibly impact individuals for the rest of their lives.

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Events

News Briefs – February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Tax Center education refund form update Although there have been concerns about changes in credits and deductions during the 2012 tax filing season, most credits that benefit Soldiers are still in place. For taxpayers working on their first four-year undergraduate degree, the American Opportunity Credit has been extended, and taxpayers can receive up to a…

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FMWR Briefs – February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Murr to host Texas Hold’em Murr Community Center will host Texas Hold’em the last Saturday of each month starting at 6 p.m., beginning tomorrow. Admission is free, but players must be 18 or older to attend. Enjoy a pay-as-you-go beer bar, and win prizes. For more information, call 533.2404. Don’t miss ‘old skool night’ at…

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Cochise County high schools go head-to-head in culinary arts cook-off

Posted  February 22, 2013

The second annual Culinary Arts Cook-Off, sponsored by Cochise College, was held on Wednesday at the Fort Huachuca Education Center Annex and included seven Cochise County high school teams.

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