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Logistics Readiness Center provides different facets of support on post

Donald Nelson Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion take a class in pallet building April 24 at the battalion’s motor pool. The class dealt with the logistical side of deployment the Soldiers would later experience. When it comes to providing day-to-day installation services the Logistics Readiness Center, or LRC, directs, manages and coordinates a…

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U.S. Army celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Army.mil Mr. Gonzalo Soanes, mayor of Caguas, explains how his town conducted blackouts to Lt. Col. F. Parra, Maj. Gen. Collins, and Lt. Gen. Andrews, Puerto Rico, November 1941. The U.S. Army recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. America’s diversity is a source of strength, and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend…

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Are you, your Family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

J.D. Leipold Bill Newman of the Army’s Emergency Management Program at the Pentagon speaks with a Soldier about creating an emergency kit for his Family. The “Ready Army” display at the Pentagon early this month was part of September’s National Preparedness Month. WASHINGTON — Every September for the last 11 years, the Federal Emergency Management…

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Young artist helps local PD catch criminals through her work

Courtesy photo Makenzie Sargent is pictured with some of her artwork. A young woman whose parents work on Fort Huachuca is helping the Sierra Vista Police Department take a bite out of crime through her artwork. Makenzie Sargent, 18, was one of two students whose ideas were blended together to create a colorful new logo…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Special Operations is part of Army Intelligence Heritage As an intelligence sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, Sgt. 1st Class Bennie Adkins’ job was to oversee intelligence collection on the enemy’s locations and activity in his operations area. He was assigned to Special Forces Camp A Shau, near the Ho Chi Minh…


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Health & Safety

Paper shredders can be dangerous work horse

Posted  April 5, 2012

People use paper shredders at home or business offices to destroy confidential documents, protect personal information and prevent identify theft. According to CBS News’ “Early Show” consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen, Americans spent $400 million dollars on paper shredders in 2010 alone.

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Shinseki: VA on track to break claims backlog

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON “” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says VA is on track toward reducing the disability claims backlog. VA spent the last two years creating an automated tool to make claims determinations faster and more accurate, he said. “Our intent is to have no claim over 125 days,” Shinseki said, adding another goal is 98-percent…

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Resurrection is important to Christian faith

Posted  April 5, 2012

Saint Paul once wrote: “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).” The resurrection of Christ is the mother of all…

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Fire prevention office provided fire extinguisher-use training

Posted  April 5, 2012

Members of a contract organization here were shown how to extinguish fires using a special training device Thursday and Friday during training here which not only provided the necessary skills, but did so with no environmental impact. Seventy-four employees received fire extinguisher use…

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Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

Posted  April 5, 2012

The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, providing $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status. Servicemembers, veterans, and beneficiaries of servicemembers whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for RSLSP. To receive this benefit, those who…

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News Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Debt Collection Notice: 2nd Lt. Alex Bayer, 520.533.5886, 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….

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Events

FMWR April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

DL schedules bowling tournament Desert Lanes will hold a mixed doubles tournament starting at noon on Saturday. The tournament is open to all adult bowlers. Cost is $20 per person, plus a $5 participation fee for bowlers who don’t have a U.S. Bowling Congress card. Call Desert Lanes at 533.2849 or stop by for more…

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Motorcycling major finds safe outlet for his need for speed

Posted  April 5, 2012

Maj. Jim Markham has a need for speed, and he knows just what to do about it. During the week he puts on his uniform and works as an assistant doctrine editor for the Capabilities, Development and Integration division here. But sometimes he dons racing leathers and takes his 2002 Honda Superhawk…

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Chalk Talk April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Bergman’s class is still in first place in the Myer School Running Club for fourth grade and currently in second place overall! They are busy practicing the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards objectives in preparation for the AIMS test which is coming up soon. They are planning a host visit…

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Community Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Score $15,000 in prizes with AAFES The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Unilever March Madness” sweepstakes will reward six shoppers worldwide with an LG 55″ television, valued at $2,500 apiece. The sweepstakes runs through Saturday, and registration is underway at the Fort Huachuca Post Exchange. Contestants must be 18 or older, and no purchase…

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