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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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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted  February 8, 2013

Although it was neither a territorial battle nor raid for plunder, a group of Danish gymnastics warriors captured the attention and stole the hearts of spectators during a live performance of their show, “Zoom!” at Barnes Field House on Wednesday evening.

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Army dominates 2013 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship

Posted  February 8, 2013

The All Army Men and Women’s Cross Country Teams captured Gold in the team competitions at the 2013 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship, Saturday, in St. Louis, Mo. The All Army Men also took a clean medal sweep — gold, silver and bronze — in the individual Open 12K competition at the Armed Forces Championship…

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Community Briefs – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

Audition for play The Illegitimate Theater Company, Inc. will conduct auditions for their upcoming spring production of Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Auditions will be held at Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Coop on Monday at 6 p.m. Men and women 20 – 65 are needed along with anyone wanting to understudy any of the…

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Local

Chalk Talk – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Physical education teacher and coach, Mr. Vaznonis, is proud to announce that the students who participate in the voluntary Myer School Running Club have achieved over 3,000 miles. These students have run the equivalent of crossing the United States and are now on their way back. Congratulations to the students and…

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Tax Assistance Center officer goes above, beyond, earns service member $100K tax refund

Posted  February 2, 2013

Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, presents Capt. Kyle Dietrich, trial counsel, Fort Huachuca Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, with an Army Achievement Medal at the opening ceremony of the tax center on Monday. The captain gained a service member $100,000 from the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 after the individual questioned a…

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FH Tax Assistance Center opens its doors

Posted  February 1, 2013

Maranda Flynn From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle. garrison command sergeant major; Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander; and Capt. Jarom Ricks cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the tax center located here on Fort Huachuca. The tax center is open to active duty and retired military and their Families. The…

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Health & Safety

Cyber security — more important than ever before

Posted  February 1, 2013

It was long after the hour of darkness and everyone had left the building for the day. Ever so slowly, the door leading onto the main hall swung open, and, after glancing furtively up and down the corridor, a man dressed in janitor cleaning attire slid out. Hesitantly, he pushed his cart to an office…

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Local

When in doubt, call 911

Posted  February 1, 2013

SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department has recently received calls from residents regarding medical issues or possible criminal activities. In these cases the residents did not feel it was a “life or death” emergency and waited until normal business hours to call the police. Some of these calls were emergencies and the callers…

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Army

Installations remain Army Strong

Posted  February 1, 2013

SAN ANTONIO — Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields from firefighters to child-care workers, Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, announced Wednesday. Earlier this week, Headquarters, Department of the Army provided guidance regarding a department-wide hiring freeze and release of term and temporary civilian personnel….

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