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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.

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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Fort, City renew efforts related to disability issues

Posted  May 17, 2012

Fort Huachuca and City of Sierra Vista leadership renewed their commitment to enhance identification and resolution of disability related issues with a recently signed Memorandum of Agreement. The agreement between Fort Huachuca’s Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program and the City of Sierra Vista’s Commission on Disability Issues is a formal working relationship intended…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Huachuca Flower Shop wins top quality awards for Arizona

Posted  May 17, 2012

One of what is considered one of the floral industry’s leading wire service providers, BloomNet, has recognized the Fort Huachuca Flower Shop twice for superior quality floral products and excellence in customer service for the state of Arizona for orders prepared during the...

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Health & Safety

Lock it or lose it — simple tips help prevent theft

Posted  May 17, 2012

Recently, Sierra Vista has been experiencing preventable vehicle burglaries. Many of these burglaries, and the resulting losses to the victims, can be prevented with some simple actions on everyone’s part. Don’t become the victim of a vehicle burglary. Use simple tips to keep valuables safe. Be sure to roll up windows and always lock all…

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FH salutes the silent military heroes — spouses

Posted  May 17, 2012

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Not only do people celebrate the men and women in uniform, but they also celebrate the men and women who stand behind those who serve in the U.S. military...

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Family Care Plans can ease minds of those who travel

Posted  May 17, 2012

Family Care Plans assist Soldiers in providing for their qualifying dependent family members when their duties require them to be absent from home for a temporary or an extended period of time. Soldiers who must have a valid FCP include: a pregnant Soldier with no spouse, living apart from a spouse, or is married to…

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U.S.

Get military free access pass to national parks, other public lands

Posted  May 17, 2012

YORKTOWN, Va. — As part of the Joining Forces initiative to support our nation’s service members and their families, several U.S. government agencies announced an annual pass to active duty service members and their dependents, granting free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges…

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Sports

Renovations bring new feel to sports complex

Posted  May 17, 2012

Leslie Woods, chief, sports, fitness and aquatics division explains a new piece of equipment recently installed in Barnes Field House. The flying pull-up bar acts as reverse monkey bars, and users climb up and down them instead of across. The facilities at Eifler Fitness Center and Barnes Field House…

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Events

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Festival honors and celebrates diversity

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sweet, salty smells of Asian cuisine, graceful movements of pacific island dancers and proud cries of Taekwondo students were featured at Tuesday’s Asian-Pacific Heritage Festival at the Thunder Mountain...

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News Briefs May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Increased fire danger leads to fire restrictions In conjunction with the Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista District, the Fort Huachuca fire danger level is now “Very High”. No open fires and no smoking outside vehicles are permitted in all Fort Huachuca canyons and mountains. All smoking materials must be extinguished in vehicle ashtrays. Do not…

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FMWR May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Register youth for summer activities Registration for the SKIESUnlimited “Exploring Summer Fun” programs is going on now for all classes. Classes include: horse camp, arts and crafts camps, piano camp, learn-to-swim, a babysitter course, including first aid and CPR, learn to sew, gymnastics camp, cheerleading camp, plus academic classes such as creative writing, college prep…

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