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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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National Preparedness Month – September 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Every September, the Army observes National Preparedness Month, emphasizing the importance of fostering a culture of preparedness to strengthen our ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all emergencies. An all-hazard event — either natural or man-made — can occur at any time, and we must be prepared to react accordingly. Planning and…

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Health & Safety

Flu season is about to begin — be prepared

Posted  September 13, 2012

The number of people with flu symptoms normally begins to rise with the approach of cooler temperatures when people begin to gather inside. According to the Arizona Department of Health, last year most of the local cases of the flu were seen in people 20-49, followed closely by 5-19 year olds. These age groups spend…

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Odierno: National Guard contributions since 9/11 ‘critical’

Posted  September 13, 2012

RENO, Nev. — On the eve of Tuesday’s 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of staff of the Army paid tribute to the role of the National Guard in the immediate aftermath and in the years since. Gen. Raymond Odierno also said 9/11 made America stronger. “That day changed the…

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EFMP to host disability employment fair

Posted  September 13, 2012

Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program will host an information fair in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and in support of Fort Huachuca’s special needs Families on Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murr Community Center, Fort Huachuca. ACS invites installation, community, county, state and federal agencies to share…

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SVPL patrons are invited to visit Café Sierra

Posted  September 13, 2012

The rumors are true! Due to popular demand, Café Sierra, located inside the Sierra Vista Public Library, is once again serving their grilled Panini on Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Panini means ‘little breads,’ and one sandwich is a Panino while two or more are Panini. Call Café Sierra, 458.2929, to find…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: September 14, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Sept. 15, 1945 Sixty-seven years ago this week, the Army established the Army Security Agency, or ASA. During World War II, control of communications intelligence collection assets had been split between the Signal Security Agency and the theater commanders. This arrangement had created significant problems, since it was impossible to neatly separate the tactical aspects…

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Soldiers stay course, navigate obstacles

Posted  September 13, 2012

Clouds missing from the sky expose the hot, unrelenting morning sun. The Soldier’s heart begins to beat faster as the anticipatory moment approaches. Sweat starts to trickle down his forehead, and his palms start to get clammy. On the command, “Go!” the moment of truth arrives. Putting all doubts and nervousness aside, the run begins,…

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Never forget — a day of remembrance crowded

Posted  September 13, 2012

Fort Huachuca hosted a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday at the Main Post Chapel to remember and honor those affected during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony helped pay respect to the victims, their loved ones and the heroes who acted during one of our country’s darkest moments. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen Gregg…

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Photos by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

Lt. Col. John L. Donaldson, 11th Theater Tactical Brigade rear provisional commander, shakes Spc. David Wallen’s hand after he was announced as the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the 11th TTSB, Sept. 5 at the brigade headquarters. Wallen is from Company C, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion.
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11th TTSB Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition held

Posted  September 13, 2012

Photos by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold Soldiers from the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade competed in the 11th TTSB Soldier and Noncommissioned-Officer of the Year Competition Sept. 5 at the 11th TTSB headquarters on Fort Huachuca. “I am an American Soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people…

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News Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Citizen Assisted Location List The Sierra Vista Police Department requests the public’s help in locating individuals featured on their new “CALL” list. People featured on the list have active warrants generated by Sierra Vista Police cases and are believed to still be in the area. Residents can view the “CALL” list and submit anonymous tips…

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