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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.

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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‘Larry the Cable Guy’ sees Natick technology

Posted  November 15, 2012

When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can “Git-R-Done” quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

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Veterans, others honored during special annual MAC luncheon

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Luncheon attendees honored area veterans Nov. 7 during the annual “Take a Vet to Lunch” event held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

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Veterans remembered, celebrated in Sierra Vista on Monday

Posted  November 15, 2012

Members from all branches of service gathered at Veterans’ Memorial Park this past Monday to remember the sacrifices made by those in uniform.

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News Briefs – November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

App helps military families chart ‘life path’ The National Military Family Association launched a new app to answer questions and help military families find support as they navigate deployments, education, retirement and other major life events. The app, free and available for iPhone and Android, is called MyMilitaryLife. So far, only three “life paths” are…

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FMWR Briefs – November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

Turkey Bowl slated Fort Huachuca will host its annual Turkey Bowl and holiday food drive on Warrior and Sentinel Field tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. This event is a friendly football game between the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and partner signal organizations versus the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade. The public is invited, and there is…

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SKIESUnlimited now offering new programs

Posted  November 15, 2012

SKIESUnlimited, an Army Child, Youth and School Services Program on Fort Huachuca, is now offering dance, gymnastics and writing classes.

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‘Yikes! Is this turkey done or not?’

Posted  November 15, 2012

FORT LEE, Va. — Seeing pink when slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced they are. Follow these few tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for the…

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Community Briefs – November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

Learn to square dance Sierra Vista’s Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club is offering A-B-C Fun Dances, an easy introduction to square dancing, 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights through mid-January at the Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. Cost is $3 per person; the first night is free. Wear…

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Veterans Day established after World War I

Posted  November 8, 2012

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

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Recycling partnership between Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista continues strong relationship

Posted  November 8, 2012

Mountain Vista Communities has completed its first year of the Fort Huachuca Solid Waste partnership with the City of Sierra Vista Department of Public Works, on July 18. Mountain Vista Communities offers the residents the ability to recycle materials that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. They provide the blue recycle bins to the…

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