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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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FMWR Briefs – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Right Arm Night — don’t miss out The next Right Arm Night starts at 4 p.m. today at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Enjoy free finger foods, a pay-as-you-go bar, and win prizes in several drawings and contests. Right Arm Night is free and open to all, including Soldiers, Civilians, retirees and Family members 18 and…

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Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

Posted  October 17, 2014

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary Sunday.

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Fairbank Day 2014 — “The Town Comes Alive!”

Posted  October 17, 2014

The Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host the annual Fairbank Day event Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to help bring the town back to life. Fairbank is a ghost town that started during the Tombstone silver boom. From 1881 to the…

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Community Briefs October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Everyone wins with WENS Cochise County now has an emergency notification system for relaying urgent messaging throughout the County. The system, WENS (Wireless Emergency Notification System), is capable of instantaneously contacting residents who live within a target group or area. Contact can be made through traditional hardwire phones, cell phones, texting, and email. Those living…

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Aviation Restructure Initiative allows UAS workhorses to remain aloft

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Army photo Pvt. Kenneth Lewis and Pvt. Austin Morrison assemble a Shadow unmanned aircraft system during training at 2-13th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Huachuca, in July. FORT RUCKER, Ala. — In a climate of deep fiscal cuts, the Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiative has some good news for its unmanned aircraft…

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Message from the Commanding General United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca COLUMBUS DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  October 10, 2014

Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of our continent and has been a celebrated Federal Holiday since 1937. I encourage everyone to take some much deserved time off to enjoy and celebrate this time off with Family and friends. As you embark on your long weekend, please exercise caution and emphasize safety when taking part in…

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Presidential Proclamation — National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2014 NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PROCLAMATION

Posted  October 10, 2014

Domestic violence affects every American. It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most. It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human…

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Disability Employment Awareness showcased this month

Posted  October 10, 2014

“Expect. Employ. Empower.” is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme for October 2014. The history of National Disability Employment Month goes back to 1945 when Congress enacted a resolution declaring the first week in October each year. “National Employ the Physically Handicapped.” It has since been expended to recognize all disabilities, mental or physical,…

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Watch TRADOC leaders discuss U.S. Army’s future

Posted  October 10, 2014

Those unable to attend the Association of United States Army (AUSA) National’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition can still watch TRADOC leaders live at livestream, www.army.mil/professional, as they discuss the future of the U.S. Army during panels throughout the week. Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition…

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Army wins Chairman’s Cup at Warrior Games

Posted  October 10, 2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey raises the 2014 Warrior Games Chairman’s Cup with Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the Pacific Fleet, right, during a presentation for Warrior Games athletes on the Air Force Academy football field at halftime during the Navy – Air Force football game in Colorado Springs, Colo.,…

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