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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.

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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FTX keeps 40th ESB in ‘communications ready’ mode

Posted  February 15, 2013

Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, conducted a field training exercise, or FTX, in several Fort Huachuca training areas, this past Feb. 4.

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted  February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Monday. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that barred…

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PTSD support available outside VA clinic

Posted  February 15, 2013

The Honorable Allen Clark, founder of the Combat Faith organization and a Vietnam veteran, held a faith-based post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, workshop at the Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel on Tuesday

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“Cinema Africa” Film Festival announced

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Training and Doctrine Command announces its fifth annual “Cinema Africa” Film Festival to be held at various locations from Thursday – March 5. All events are free and open to the general public. On Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m., see the 1987 production of “La Vie est Belle,” “Life is Rosy,” directed by…

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News Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 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 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

BOSS plans trip to Renaissance Fest Murr Community Center has discounted tickets available for the Renaissance Festival, which runs through March 31 at Apache Junction. Stop in at Building 51301 to purchase, or call 533.2404 for more information. You’re invited to Right Arm Night The next Right Arm Night, or RAN, will take place Feb….

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MVC offers photography contest to on-post residents

Posted  February 15, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, wants to change the cover picture used on the organization’s website and newsletter. The MVC staff is holding a photo contest for all residents living in Fort Huachuca on-post Family housing and would like the winning entry to portray an actual Family residing in on-post housing here at Fort Huachuca,…

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Chalk Talk – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group Cowboy poets, musicians entertain homeschool group Twenty-two elementary-through-middle-school students from the Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group enjoy entertainment by cowboy musicians and poets on Friday at the Fort Huachuca Youth Center. Friday was the first day of the Cochise County Cowboy Poets Gathering in Sierra Vista. The Utah-based cowboy band, Saddle Strings, sang…

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Community Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Square dance tonight The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding their annual Sweetheart Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. No sweetheart is necessary; singles and couples are welcome! Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact…

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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted  February 8, 2013

Amber Sebal During intermission Wednesday, National Danish Performance Team Manager Mette Mogensen invited members of the audience to join NDPT members in a “handstand” practice on the gym floor at Barnes Field House. More than 50 youth responded, including this girl who was declared “the winner” of the informal practice session. They came. They saw….

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