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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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Civilian of the Month

Posted  February 1, 2013

Civilian of the Month: Carolyn Dawson Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Electronics Engineer. Performs installation, evaluation and testing of baseband systems while leading other testers and installers. How long at current assignment: 17 years, Since 1995 How long in government service: 17 years, Since 1995 Residence: Hereford, AZ Family: Husband,…

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ACS volunteer named FH Military Spouse of Year

Posted  February 1, 2013

Maisha Aulbach Jennifer Rickert (right) discusses the Resilient Spouse Academy with military spouse Missy Thornton at Army Community Service Thursday. Rickert was selected by “Military Spouse Magazine” as Fort Huachuca’s Spouse of the Year for 2013. It is the first time a spouse on the installation has been selected to receive this honor. For the…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Alamo Scouts participate in POW camp raid, liberating 511 Allied prisoners Command History Office Archives Members of the Rounsaville and Nellist Teams following the successful liberation of Cabanatuan prisoner-of-war camp. Luzon, Phillippine Islands, February 1945. Top row, left to right: Gil Cox, Wilbert Wismer, Harold Hard, Andy Smith, and Francis Laquier. Bottom row, left to…

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Buyer beware! Things to consider before signing contracts

Posted  February 1, 2013

Everyone has done it. When buying a couch, joining a gym, or renting a new apartment, the salesperson hands a customer a stack of papers and a pen, and he or she starts signing their name on the dotted line. People think to themselves, “I’m sure everyone that has bought a couch has signed the…

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting today

Posted  February 1, 2013

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities effective today. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet…

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Traffic safety cameras to operate on SR92, Avenida Cochise effective Monday

Posted  February 1, 2013

Sierra Vista — On Monday, the second of five dangerous intersections slated for traffic photo enforcement cameras in Sierra Vista will begin a month-long warning period. Installed at the intersection of State Route 92 and Avenida Cochise to monitor northbound and southbound traffic on SR 92, the cameras will monitor red light running and excessive…

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75-day leave carryover extended

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015. The leave carryover policy was set to revert back to only 60 days on Sept. 30. But the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act passed this month extends…

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DOD, VA improve online access to benefits information

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint, self-service Web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of benefits resources for service members and veterans. “The increasing capabilities of eBenefits give veterans and service members greater flexibility in…

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Community Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

New phone scam alert The Cochise County Sheriff Department staff alerts the public to a new scam that has been reported to the sheriff’s office several times. The callers reporting these incidents state someone calls them advising that they are from a company such as Microsoft, etc. The recipient of the call is then advised…

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FMWR Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Murr, JD to host Super Bowl Parties Murr Community Center will host a Super Bowl Party Sunday, and doors will open at 2:30 p.m. The party is open to all military ID card holders and Family members 18 and older. There will be free food and a pay-as-you-go beer bar, and the chance to win…

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