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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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FMWR Briefs – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

NOEL hayride scheduled for today, tomorrow FMWR will present “NOEL” — Night of Extraordinary Lights — today and tomorrow, 4 – 10 p.m. at Mountain View Golf Course. This free event is open to everyone. Activities include: hay rides to view light displays; ice skating rink (skates provided); photos with Santa; holiday movies; letters to…

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News Briefs – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

Final 2013 Scout delivered Dec. 20 The final 2013 issue of “The Fort Huachuca Scout” will appear in print on Dec. 20. The first 2014 Scout will be delivered on Jan. 10. Those who wish to share information about events taking place between those two dates should submit the information now to joan.vasey1@us.army.mil. For more…

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Team building exercise leads to mountain summit

Posted  December 13, 2013

With guidons in hand and sweat-soaked faces, commanders from the 2-13th Aviation Regiment recently conquered Mount Wrightson, reaching its summit after meeting the physical and mental challenges of climbing a mountain with a 9,453-foot elevation.

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Mountain Vista Communities help former Huachuca residents save tree

Posted  December 13, 2013

Army retired Sierra Vista residents Lisa and Michael McCarthy saved a personal piece of their Fort Huachuca history Tuesday.

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Free Christmas trees make spirits bright

Posted  December 13, 2013

While most people were just getting out of bed, individuals from Army Community Service were braving the below-freezing temperatures, staging the free Christmas trees provided for Soldiers and other service members by the Trees for Troops program.

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Air Force: Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition

Posted  December 13, 2013

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Base volunteers here have teamed up with Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week. Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. Operation Christmas Drop is the…

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Marines: Dominican Republic native sheds 140 pounds to enlist in Corps

Posted  December 13, 2013

Approximately 30 young men and women packed into the Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell Ceremony Room to take their oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 2.

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Main Post Chapel lights up Fort Huachuca

Posted  December 13, 2013

Despite the freezing temperatures and pouring rain, Families arrived in anticipation of holiday cheer and Santa Claus’ arrival at the Main Post Chapel, or MPC’s Holiday Lighting celebration Dec. 5

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  December 13, 2013

Operation Red Dawn nets Saddam Hussein Courtesy of Mark Terrell The Ace in the Hole, Saddam Hussein, is found hiding in a small hole in the ground on Dec. 13, 2003. Dec 13, 2003 Ten years ago this week, the U.S. Army captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein alive. The story of how he was located…

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First Army female rabbi speaks at luncheon

Posted  December 13, 2013

Chaplain (Col.) Bonnie Koppell, command chaplain, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command during a luncheon Tuesday, at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Koppell was the Army’s first female rabbi, joining the service in 1978. She talked about the historical significance of Hanukkah, its link to military history,…

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