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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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Soldiers redeploy to Fort Huachuca in time for holidays

Posted  December 20, 2012

The doors to Hangar 3 at Libby Army Airfield lay open allowing the large, American flag hanging from the ceiling to wave freely in the breeze. Soldiers and community figures alike wait patiently while staring off into the horizon. They catch a glimpse of a plane getting closer as it nears the staging area and…

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Season’s greetings from U.S. Army

Posted  December 20, 2012

It’s been immortalized in carols as “the most wonderful time of the year,” and it is for the Army’s home. It’s a wonderful time to be part of U.S. Army Installation Management Command. We have an incredible workforce and mission. Ours is a diverse team made up of Soldiers, civilians and Family members. The IMCOM…

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Soldier KIA during Vietnam War identified

Posted  December 20, 2012

Army Capt. James Johnstone, of Baton Rouge, La., was buried Dec. 12, in Arlington National Cemetery. On Nov. 19, 1966, Johnstone was the pilot of an OV-1A Mohawk aircraft that crashed while conducting a daytime reconnaissance mission over Attapu Province, Laos. Nearby U.S. aircrews reported seeing the wing of Johnstone’s aircraft hit a tree during…

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DoD clarifies post-secondary education expectations

Posted  December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has issued new policy guidelines intended to provide better protection for members of the military and veterans who seek tuition assistance for post-secondary degrees. The department’s revised voluntary education partnership policy specifies the expectations and agreements that colleges, universities and technical schools must adhere to in order to receive DOD…

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Holiday greetings from NETCOM

Posted  December 20, 2012

NETCOM Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn (left) and NETCOM Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams team up with Santa in handing out presents to children from Myer Elementary school during NETCOM’s Holiday Party Dec. 14. The children sang carols during the event. Santa’s elves dance for children from Myer Elementary school during…

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RAD slated for January, skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  December 20, 2012

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Michael Roberts.) Retiree Appreciation Day planned The annual Retiree Appreciation Day for 2013 is scheduled for Jan. 12. Registration and social hour will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m….

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Military-to-civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters recently. Frank DiGiovanni said five occupational areas were selected for the pilot program — aircraft mechanic, automotive…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

JSTARS deployed to Desert Shield Dec. 17, 1990 On December 17, 1990, U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf requested the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS, for Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Two were sent, along with five ground station modules. Just four months earlier, JSTARS was still in its testing phase. There…

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service sets Christmas/New Year’s holiday hours

Posted  December 20, 2012

Launderette Always open All AAFES facilities Tuesday – Closed Main Store Monday – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Closed Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 27 – 30, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 31 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Jan. 1 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/ODL Monday…

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“Sounds of Season” bring holiday cheer

Posted  December 20, 2012

The United States Military Intelligence Corps Band brought “Sounds of the Season” to life during a performance at Buena High School on Dec. 12.

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