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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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New school students here need not go it alone

Posted  August 23, 2012

Moving to a new post provides military families the opportunity to explore another part of the country or the world, to meet new friends, and to advance professional development. But there is one segment of the military population who often view moving as a cause for concern — students.

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15W UAS operators learn ground, flight skills on FH

Posted  August 23, 2012

Typically, Fort Huachuca enjoys more than 300 days a year of favorable unmanned aircraft systems flying weather due to the sunshine in its arid desert location....

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Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

Posted  August 23, 2012

An Army Human Resources system is currently under development and targeted to improve the way the force manages Soldiers’ information and Soldier pay...

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New program aims to better help troops transition to civilian life

Posted  August 23, 2012

The Defense Department is conducting pilot classes of a new program designed to better prepare service members transitioning out of the military to civilian life....

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Fort to conduct installation protection exercise next week

Posted  August 23, 2012

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual installation protection exercise Apache Warrior 12 on Tuesday and Wednesday. AW 12 is a full-scale exercise that tests real response actions by emergency first responders. “The exercise will last for 30 continuous hours and will start on the morning of [August 28] … and will test the installation’s emergency…

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Inputs into Army exercises increase command awareness of cyber threat

Posted  August 23, 2012

Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, commander of ARCYBER, spoke Aug. 16, 2012, at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore. BALTIMORE — An increased focus on training and leader development can help commanders at all levels better understand the threat to America posed by adversaries in the cyber domain,…

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Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

Posted  August 23, 2012

ADELPHI, Md. — As the nation looks for ways to double the speed and reduce the cost of new advanced materials, recent advances have brought it closer to realizing this ability than ever before. The Army’s already robust materials science research has expanded to include a new $120 million investment in basic research over 10…

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UXOs are potential hidden hazard

Posted  August 23, 2012

Army safety officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordinance and about off-limits areas on their installation. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly — a “dud.” For some children, the lure of unexploded ordnance is difficult to…

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WNV symptoms, FH precautionary measures explained

Posted  August 23, 2012

West Nile Virus is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of a female mosquito. Nationwide WNV has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history

Posted  August 23, 2012

Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge appointed by Gen. Washington Aug. 25 1778: In 1776, Benjamin Tallmadge followed his friend and Yale classmate, Nathan Hale, into military service and quickly became a close advisor to Gen. George Washington, who asked Tallmadge to assist in the gathering of intelligence on Long Island in August 1778. Maj. Tallmadge established a…

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