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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.

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.

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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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Veterans

VA offers $600M to support services for homeless vet families

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Department officials announced Tuesday the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veteran families occupying permanent housing. “Those who have served our nation should never find themselves on the streets, living without hope,”…

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DoD

Air Force: C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

Posted  January 17, 2014

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better.

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Local

AAFES sets MLK Birthday holiday hours

Posted  January 17, 2014

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Optical Shop Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A dmin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 17, 2014

Intelligence Center provides support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm Courtesy Photo Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on a map during Operation Desert Storm. Jan. 17, 1991 Operation Desert Storm began on Jan. 17, 1991, at 3 a.m. (7 p.m., Jan. 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by…

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Local

Army Community Services shares program information

Posted  January 17, 2014

ACS/Family Advocacy Program Join Army Community Service, or ACS, personnel for classes that were successful last year. People are welcome to attend even one session. Anger Management classes are underway on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the ACS conference room. All identification card holders are welcome. Scream Free Parenting class, in partnership with the Chaplain’s…

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Salutes & Awards

SV Elks select 18th MP Det. Soldier as LEO of Year

Posted  January 17, 2014

File photo Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, 18th Military Police Detachment sergeant, teaches other law enforcement officers how to use pepper spray, a defensive tool used by military police. Being a primary instructor for Less Lethal Weapons and Tactics training is one reason Hannum was selected as the Elks Lodge 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of…

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Health & Safety

Traffic safety camera 30-day warning period underway

Posted  January 17, 2014

The safety cameras at State Route 92 and Foothills Drive are under a 30-day warning period through Feb. 9. The cameras will be fully operational Feb. 10. Drivers who speed and/or run the red light during the warning period will receive letters reminding them to reduce their speeds and help prevent major accidents, injuries, and…

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Army

Price study validates commissary’s 30-percent savings

Posted  January 17, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, to look…

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Health & Safety

Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted  January 17, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Nicolas Garcia, Exchange visual merchandiser manager, stacks single serving size portions of oatmeal inside the shoppette near the Main Gate. Oatmeal is one healthy option available for purchase at the Main Gate Express. According to “Sourcewire,” nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army…

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Commentary

Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On … Not A Day Off

Posted  January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, Jan. 15. This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be recognized on Monday. King…

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