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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.


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Chalk Talk – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Beth Bellizzi Education is worth pot of gold This double rainbow over Colonel Johnston Elementary School Monday seems to symbolize the value of a good education which, for many, begins in the earliest grades of grammar school. However, since the rainbow is a special distribution of colors produced in a particular way with reference to a…

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Community Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Free citizenship classes offered As part of its community and educational outreach, the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will offer free citizenship classes to those wanting to study for the interview and exam for U.S. citizenship. The eight-week series of classes will be offered on Saturdays from 1 – 3 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship…

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General relinquishes command, bids ‘adieu’ to Fort Huachuca

Posted  January 25, 2013

Sgt. Kalie Jones Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, U.S Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, passes the Military Intelligence Corps colors to Lt. Gen. David Perkins, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., during Potter’s relinquishment of command ceremony held on Brown Parade Field, Thursday. Col. Roger Sangvic…

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National Prayer Breakfast recognizes nation’s rich religious heritage

Posted  January 25, 2013

Our nation has a rich religious heritage. A large number of the early settlers of North America fled religious persecution in Europe to seek religious freedom. Many Founding Fathers had strong religious beliefs, primarily from a Judeo-Christian background, and founded our nation on religious principles. Their religious beliefs were inclusive of the person’s right to…

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Obama takes oath of office recognizing military contributions

Posted  January 25, 2013

White House photo by Sonya Hebert   WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office for his second term as the 44th U.S. president and commander in chief on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Monday, honoring the men and women in uniform who have preserved America’s freedoms throughout its history. More than…

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Local input wanted on SV traffic congestion study

Posted  January 25, 2013

The City of Sierra Vista and the Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Feb. 7 to receive input for an ongoing study to identify options for improving traffic flow by reducing the number of motorists who drive alone to work or school. The study team for the Sierra Vista Transportation Efficiency…

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Military Kids Website also helps parents, educators

Posted  January 25, 2013

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The Defense Department website for military children has added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children. Since its launch in January 2012, MilitaryKidsConnect.org has served more than 125,000 visitors and won five industry excellence awards. To mark the one-year anniversary, the…

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Old Soldiers Never Die … Six retire on Brown Parade Field during quarterly IRC

Posted  January 25, 2013

Sgt. Bobby England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. Rich Rivera, Network Enterprise Technology Command, assistant chief of staff, G-1 and Sgt. Maj. Aurora Patterson, NETCOM assistant chief of staff, g-1, sergeant major presided over the Quarterly Installation Retirement ceremony and awarded six retirees with 144 years of combined military service with certificates and plaques for their…

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Year in review, 2012 — 25/50 anniversaries of the Military Intelligence Corps

Posted  January 25, 2013

Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, leads the Military Intelligence Corps on a run on June 29, in honor of the 25/50 anniversaries of the Corps. Pfc. Geoffrey Wilkerson, Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard, represents the Civil War Soldier during the ribbon cutting on the new MI Soldier Heritage…

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Fatal Army accidents down in first quarter of 2013, sustaining trend from previous years

Posted  January 25, 2013

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released accident statistics for the first quarter of fiscal [year] 2013, and the data shows a continued overall decline in both on- and off-duty accidental deaths. Fiscal 2012 was the Army’s safest year since Sept. 11, 2001, and the third-safest year on record. Fatal accidents have remained steady…

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