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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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Army Cyber Command, Army Guard sign memorandum to integrate cyber protection team

Posted  June 13, 2014

Army Cyber Command, or ARCYBER, and Second Army and the Army National Guard, or ARNG, signed a memorandum of understanding June 5 that provides for an ARNG cyber protection team to align with Army Cyber Command and Second Army. The agreement is designed to integrate ARNG cyber, cyber enabling capabilities and capacity into full spectrum…

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OCONUS EFMP process explained, ACS shares news

Posted  June 13, 2014

EFMP overseas screening processes explained ACS personnel want to clarify the key players and their associated roles under the Army Exceptional Family Member Program. EFMP is composed of three components — ACS, medical and personnel. Each component plays an integral role to ensure program success. When a Soldier not enrolled in the EFMP receives an…

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FH theater to show free movies Saturday

Posted  June 13, 2014

See movies for free in Fort Huachuca’s recently renovated Cochise Theater Saturday during the Exchange’s Customer Appreciation Day and celebrate the Army’s 239th Birthday. “The Other Woman” rated PG-13, will be shown at 3 p.m. “Brick Mansions” rated PG-13 and starring Paul Walker, will be screened at 6 p.m. “The Quiet Ones” rated PG-13, will…

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Presidential executive orders to help service members with student loans

Posted  June 13, 2014

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that will automatically apply a six percent interest rate cap to eligible federal student loan borrowers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, SCRA, without the need for additional paperwork. In October 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published The Next Front, a report that identified troubling trends…

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Health & Safety

Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

Posted  June 13, 2014

Tanja Linton In an effort to prevent future fires, such as the June 2011 Monument Fire that burned more than 30,000 acres, Fort Huachuca fire officials have increased the fire restriction to ‘very high’ as of June 5. In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort…

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Energy conservation Garrison commander asks everyone to keep use, costs down

Posted  June 13, 2014

Team, I need your assistance over the next few weeks. Our recent energy demand has skyrocketed with the increased temperatures. In the last few days, we’ve averaged over 20 megawatts with a high reading of 21.15 megawatts on June 4 at 3 p.m. We are dangerously close to crossing into “peak demand” energy rates which…

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Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller
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Army celebrates 239th Birthday — ‘America’s Army: Our Profession’

Posted  June 13, 2014

Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson and President of the National Defense University Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, along with the youngest Soldier present at the ceremony, cut an Army Birthday cake during a celebration commemorating the Army’s 239th birthday. The event was held in the Roosevelt Hall Rotunda, at the…

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Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

Posted  June 13, 2014

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley A female bear watches wildlife officials from a tree on Fort Huachuca June 6. A Civilian worker sighted it and two cubs on Christy Avenue while on his way to work that morning. What started off as a typical morning for Fort Huachuca personnel quickly changed when a…

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Events

Community Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Swim, square dance at pool party The Thunder Mountain Twirlers square dance group is having its annual pool party today at the Mission Shadows Community Pool. The gate opens at 5 p.m., so bring food and drink (no glass around the pool) and swim and socialize until the dance starts at 7. Mike Smithers will…

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Commissaries, exchanges, FMWR partner for Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Defense Commissary Agency has launched the Healthy Lifestyle Festival June 6 through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide, including Fort Huachuca. This inaugural event will allow patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at exchanges and fitness events hosted by installation morale, welfare and recreation activities….

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