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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.

Dr. Randal Schoepp Health & Safety

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.

New-Commandant DoD

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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FMWR Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

AA Men’s Soccer now at FH All Army Men’s Soccer Trial Camp is underway at Fort Huachuca through Sept. 22. Practices are free and open to the public, and will be held at Bujalski Field, next to Barnes Field House from 9 – 11 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more…

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All-Army Soccer team coming together on Fort Huachuca

Posted  September 13, 2012

After a week of scrimmages and two-a-days, the All-Army Soccer Trial Camp, currently underway on Fort Huachuca, is one step closer to formation of the ultimate All-Army Soccer Team for 2012. Twenty-seven Soldiers were here when tryouts began, but now cuts have been made leaving only 20 as of last week. “We still have two…

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Community Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Buena Band concert tonight The Buena Show Band will hold a concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. This year’s musical theme is “It’s All about the Swing.” Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Bisbee Blues Festival Saturday The…

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Personal attention defines post’s support for spouses

Posted  September 7, 2012

Annette Quiroz, an Army spouse, advises other spouses, “If you want to know information, the way to do it is either to get involved [in a unit] or to get out there and find out.”

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Chaplain sends parting thoughts to a beloved community

Posted  September 7, 2012

Success is not something you put in your hip pocket. Success is something that must be earned every day. It is one thing to take ground. It is another thing to hold the ground you seized.

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War veteran receives Bronze Star for service

Posted  September 7, 2012

Natalie Lakosil Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams (left) Network Enterprise Technology Command command sergeant major congratulates retired U.S. Army Capt. Richard Cooksley after he received the Bronze Star on Tuesday in Fitch Auditorium. It’s been more than 50 years in coming, but U.S. Army retired Capt. Richard Cooksey was officially presented with a Bronze Star…

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Health & Safety

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 7, 2012

This month marks the ninths annual commemoration of National Preparedness Month. This commemoration encourages Army leaders, Soldiers, their Families and civilians to prepare for all hazards — emergencies at home, work and throughout the community.  The event is a U.S. Army-wide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Army Campaign encouraging individuals, organizations and households to prepare…

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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted  September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, next week, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday. The Army will expand its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma reduction and…

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Cash advance loans — worth the quick fix?

Posted  September 7, 2012

A Soldier is short on cash and needs money known as a “deferred presentment service” to obtain that “quick fix”. What people may not realize is that this “quick fix” comes at a high cost. Someone pays for the convenience of having money on hand when they don’t have any money in their bank account….

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Posted  September 7, 2012

Use resources to help prevent a needless death The longest war in America’s history has stressed and strained service members like perhaps no other conflict.  The psychological toll, and especially the soaring suicide rate, have caught the attention of the media, the public and leaders at the highest levels. Any suicide is one too many….

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