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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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Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary Sunday.


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Intelligence center develops Biometrically Enabled Intelligence to support warfighter

Posted  January 11, 2013

Paul Moruza By scanning a person’s iris and taking fingerprints, deployed Soldiers are able to identify whether or not an individual is recorded as having participated in insurgent activities. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — It has been said that eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. Additionally though, they are also the gateway to a person’s…

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Increase in Social Security withholding will little affect Soldier pay

Posted  January 11, 2013

C. Todd Lopez This year, Soldiers and most civilians will see an increase in the amount of their pay withheld for Social Security. The withholding has increased from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. But for Soldiers, the change in Social Security withholding may not have a noticeable effect on their take-home pay. WASHINGTON — This…

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Take these 10 steps to avoid fraud

Posted  January 11, 2013

International scam artists use clever schemes to defraud millions of people across the globe each year, threatening financial security and generating substantial profits for criminal organizations and common crooks. They use phone, email, postal mail, and the Internet to cross geographic boundaries and trick victims into sending money or giving out personal information. While con…

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ACS offers special classes during 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

Army Community Service will offer a parenting support group on Thursdays beginning on Jan. 24 until Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. – noon. Classes will focus on discipline and communication skill-building for parents with children of all ages. Learn new parenting strategies that work. Mindfulness Group will be held at noon on Wednesdays for 45…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: January 11, 2012

Posted  January 11, 2013

Kuwaiti civilians trained in basic combat skills in Operation Desert Owl USAICoE History Office archives Kuwaiti volunteers learn how to become soldiers in January 1991. Jan. 7, 1991 With the outbreak of the first Gulf War, the Army realized it had a shortage of U.S. Soldiers proficient in Arabic. The Kuwaiti government, therefore, agreed to…

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Self-treat bunions, plantar fasciitis at home

Posted  January 11, 2013

During the course of their lives, many people suffer from common foot injuries. Sufferers include military personnel, athletes or those who are on their feet regularly. Two common injuries are bunions and plantar fasciitis.

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New resource helps troops, families plan deployments

Posted  January 11, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has launched a new resource to help troops and their Families plan for the “before, during and after” of deploying. Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office for family policy, explained “Plan My Deployment” during a recent interview. “This is a new, interactive, online tool that supports service members and their…

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PTSD support provided by man’s best friend

Posted  January 11, 2013

Soldier’s Best Friend is an Arizona non-profit organization that assists veterans with disabilities such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury, by pairing them with a canine and training the animal as a service or therapeutic companion dog.

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News Briefs – January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

Scout delivery date has changed Effective with today’s issue, “The Fort Huachuca Scout” newspaper delivery date has changed from Thursday to Friday, and readers are now receiving their weekly paper one day later. A reader benefit – the Scout staff will better be able to cover important weekday events and bring post-event articles to readers…

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