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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.

Maci Hidalgo Salutes & Awards

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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Community Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Kid’s W.O.R.L.D. summer rec program Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services is accepting enrollment in the Kid’s W.O.R.L.D. summer recreation program for those entering grades 1 – 7 this fall. The program runs May 28 – July 25, Monday – Friday, 6:40 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Cost is $85 per child, per week (plus a $10 non…

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Mountain Vista Communities celebrates 5th year, hosts luau

Posted  May 16, 2014

Nicole Past, Mountain Vista Communities staff member, opens the bouncy castle for children attending the luau Saturday at the MVC Community Center. The youth-friendly event also included a free hot dog or cheeseburger lunch, snow cones and face painting to celebrate MVC’s 5th year anniversary as Fort Huachuca’s Family housing management company.   Billy Messenger,…

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FMWR Briefs – May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns Saturday Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival Saturday, 4 – 9 p.m. at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain Activity Centre…

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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Fort Huachuca has bicycle policy Adults and children must follow the Fort Huachuca policy and wear helmets when riding bicycles. Parents should remind children to keep out of the streets while playing or riding bikes. Those who see a child without a helmet or being disruptive to the community can contact the military police at…

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Post recognizes ‘other halves’ on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Posted  May 16, 2014

In accordance with Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Fort Huachuca recognized the important role spouses play in today’s Army by hosting an evening out at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 9.

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Marines: Corps tests new energy-harvesting gear

Posted  May 16, 2014

A Marine prepares to test out the lightning pack during the Experimental Forward Operating Base ‘14 at Camp Pendleton, California, Tuesday. The pack converts normal walking movement into electrical power using a generator. ExFOB ‘14 is taking place this week and offers Marines the opportunity to evaluate technologies that could possibly be used in the…

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Air Force: F-35 flies first training sortie at Luke AFB

Posted  May 16, 2014

Senior Airman Jason Colbert Senior Airman Paul Swanson marshals in a F-35 Lightning II after one of its first sorties May 5, at Luke Air Force Base. Swanson is a 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. LUKE AIR FORCE BASE — An F-35 Lightning II took to the sky over the West Valley here, May…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 16, 2014

3rd Radio Research Unit arrives in Vietnam Photos property of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Radio Research Unit conduct intercept of Morse code transmissions from both fixed and mobile stations. May 13, 1961 Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. sending combat troops to Vietnam. However, there had been U.S. personnel…

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Summer Reading Program, music downloads available

Posted  May 16, 2014

Summer is right around the corner, and at the Sierra Vista Public Library that means one of their favorite times of the year is here – Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Fizz Boom Read!” and will be about hands-on science for readers and explorers of all ages. This summer-long program is for all…

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Fort lays to rest two military working dogs, honors their service

Posted  May 16, 2014

Maranda Flynn A memorial ceremony was held to pay respect and bury the ashes of Military Working Dogs Beast and Dag on Monday behind the kennels where they served. Fort Huachuca’s law enforcement community gathered Monday to lay to rest and pay respect to the service of Military Working Dogs Beast and Dag. “These dogs…

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