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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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Health & Safety

Army launches winter safety campaign

Posted  November 29, 2012

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign Monday, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs. The campaign is the second of four installments of the “Know the Signs” safety effort. While fatal accidents usually dip during the winter…

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Simulation teaches collection asset management, situational order of battle, symbology, fusion analysis

Posted  November 29, 2012

As the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence continues its campaign to build a more effective and efficient future force, its Learning Innovation Office, or LIO, is responding to the call to action by developing adaptable interactive multimedia instruction. LIO’s latest IMI product release, the Collection Asset Management Simulator, can expand to serve multiple intelligence…

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Local

Address laundering is latest local scam

Posted  November 29, 2012

The Sierra Vista Police Department has recently taken several reports regarding a new scam. Innocent citizens looking to supplement their incomes have answered ads on Craigslist for “Package Sorter, Regional Courier, and Logistics.” How the scam works is criminals illegally obtain credit card numbers and start making purchases online. The criminal places an ad online…

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Retiree Council shares news and notes Council now has website, Facebook page

Posted  November 29, 2012

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Jackie Moore.) Thanks to the efforts of the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council Secretary, Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts, the Council has a Web page and a link to its own Facebook page. A viable communications conduit…

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Health & Safety

Internet romance scams use Soldiers’ identities

Posted  November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud — especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts. Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, continues to…

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Military OneSource connects troops, Families to resources

Posted  November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — As the Information Age continues to shape modern communication, the Defense Department has revitalized and consolidated the Military OneSource website to better serve military members and their families, a Pentagon official said in a recent interview. Zona Lewis, military community outreach online and resource operations manager, told the Pentagon Channel and American Forces…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: November 29, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

525th MI Group deploys to Vietnam Forty-seven years ago this week, the 525th Military Intelligence Group arrived in South Vietnam to support the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV. Earlier, in the summer of 1965, Maj. Gen. Joseph McChristian, the MACV’s J-2, had asked for an MI group to manage and control the wide range…

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Decisive Action Training Environment: Future training grounded in today’s intelligence

Posted  November 29, 2012

To ensure Soldiers are trained and ready for any mission, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Directorate of Intelligence created the Decisive Action Training Environment, a program that uses current intelligence to create intense, authentic training environments for Soldiers, leaders and units.

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FH DFACs celebrates Thanksgiving with special meals

Posted  November 29, 2012

Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, serves up lobster with a smile while Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, garrison command sergeant major, watches. It is a tradition for Fort Huachuca senior leaders in dress uniform to serve the Thanksgiving meal.   Judging by the expressions on their faces, Soldiers enjoyed the Thunderbird Dining Facility’s…

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News Briefs – November 29, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

B Troop cavalry unit recruiting now For those who want to ride with the cavalry, B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is holding a cavalry riding school Jan. 26 – May 8 for those with the dash and discipline to ride with the troop. The school is open to active duty, retired, reserve and…

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