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Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.


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Community Briefs June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Nominate veteran for special honors The Second Annual Independence Day Music Festival, Tues., July 3, at Salt River Fields, Scottsdale, will honor five veterans for their service. The public is invited to nominate a member of the military, someone they believe to be extraordinary in their service to this country. Nomination deadline is Friday. Nomination…

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Wrestlers entertain in squared circle

Posted  June 14, 2012

Wrestler Val Venis (left) applies a submission hold to Bob Holly during the main event of International Championship Wrestling at Eifler Fitness Center, Saturday. Holly rebounded to the delight of the crowd and pinned Venis 1-2-3 in the center of the ring after hitting his finishing move, the Alabama Slammer. The free event was sponsored…

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Salutes & Awards

Noncommissioned officers, top dogs honored in ceremony

Posted  June 7, 2012

Marking the transition of a Soldier to the Noncommissioned Officer Corps is a time-honored Army tradition. A ceremony at Fort Huachuca’s Cochise Theater May 31 had a modern twist. In addition to seven...

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America’s Army – not growing old; growing STRONG!

Posted  June 7, 2012

Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our fledgling Nation and secure our independence. Since then, our Soldiers have valiantly fought at home and abroad, renewing the indomitable spirit of America’s Army, as it safeguards freedom for both our…

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Army scientists energize battery research

Posted  June 7, 2012

ADELPHI, Md. — Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results. “Our battery group has recently developed some new materials that could potentially increase…

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Soldiers, families reunited after year-long absence

Posted  June 7, 2012

A small unit of the 2nd-13th Aviation Regiment, based out of Fort Huachuca’s Black Tower, returned to their families on Friday following a year-long deployment. Members of the Quick Reaction Capability...

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Military Intelligence — this week in history, June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

“Few events in world history can rival in magnitude the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Within 25 days after the initial assault on June 6, one million men and more than 560, 000 tons of supply were...

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Museum installs new visitor exhibit

Posted  June 7, 2012

Exhibit Specialist Martin Matin ensures process measurements are taken and panels are properly leveled for the Fort Huachuca Museum’s new displays. The exhibits will focus on the history of Southeast Arizona leading to the founding of Fort Huachuca. Renovation of the museum’s main gallery began on May 7…

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Rental agreements — SCRA protects Soldiers

Posted  June 7, 2012

Soldiers often find they have to move out of rental property sooner than expected due to reassignment, deployment, or other military-related relocation events. This can be a strain on the wallet because most leases include extra fees for early termination. However, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act…

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Health & Safety

Heal effectively following separation-related emotional loss

Posted  June 7, 2012

A Soldier comes up on orders. He or she is going to deploy. This leads to emotional changes. When we first leave our loved ones, we have a heart-wrenching experience. As we focus on our mission and life at home during deployment, those pains begin to fade. We haven’t forgotten, nor has our love been…

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