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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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ACS announces programs, shares events

Posted  April 12, 2012

AFAP resolves local issue, introduces eight The Army Family Action Plan is the Army’s grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, Department of the Army civilians and families to senior leaders for action. At the Feb. 29 Garrison Commander’s AFAP Steering Committee meeting; the…

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FH Exchange to hold wireless sale

Posted  April 12, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange offers the latest mobile phone models through its Exchange Mobile Center, featuring the hottest phones from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, prepaid options from Boost and a variety of service plans and accessories at competitive prices. Mobile phones will go on sale with the FH Exchange’s first Semi-Annual Wireless Sale…

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Antiterrorism measures will soon be part of contracting

Posted  April 12, 2012

“Antiterrorism Measures In Contracting,” is this month’s quarterly AT theme on Fort Huachuca. “Contractors play a huge role not only on Fort Huachuca but also Department of Defense-wide; but there can be a down side. It’s a double-edged sword in a sense, because many times contractors have access to computers, sensitive materials and sites, to…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

US Military Liaison mission established Shortly after World War II, the United States made an agreement with the Soviet…

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You don’t always have to color within lines

Posted  April 12, 2012

“The kids come in here and know that no one is judging them. They don’t have to do it for a grade. They don’t have to do it the way we tell them because art is kind of free; you can make it what you want it to be. You don’t have to color in…

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Army upgrading Unmanned Aerial Systems

Posted  April 12, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Army is moving along with a series of upgrades and technological improvements to its unmanned aerial system platforms, or UAS, Program Office officials said April 3. The UAS improvements are part of a broader effort to bring increased sensing and surveillance…

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News Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Debt Collection Notice 2nd Lt. Alex Bayer is the summary court officer for the deceased Soldier, Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas, formerly of Company C., 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theatre Tactical Signal Brigade. This is a debt collection notice for Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas. All services under Thomas’s name should be put on hold. All…

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FMWR April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Celebrate the Military Child with FMWR The “Month of the Military Child” celebration is set for Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be family oriented activities, including games, jumping castles, paintball, giveaways, information booths, free lunch, popcorn, cotton candy, Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo, “Mrs. B’s Storytime”…

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Tombstone hosts Rose Festival this weekend

Posted  April 12, 2012

Spring is here and celebrating the 127th blooming of the Tombstone Rose Tree with a parade and festival is one way to welcome the season. Tombstone will host its 2012 Tombstone Rose Festival Friday – Sunday to show off the “softer side of Tombstone history.” Tombstone’s Lady Banksia rose bush…

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Chalk Talk April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Colonel Smith Middle School Young thespians perform in school play By Andrea Weigle After several weeks of practice, the Colonel Smith Middle School Drama Club recently staged a production of “Romeo and Julie,” a play by Bill Comeau very loosely based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Under the direction of Phyllis Gerben, the sixth-,…

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