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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.

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Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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

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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TRANSCOM, SDDC team addressing critical POV shipping concerns

Posted  October 10, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Transportation experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command formed a fusion team in May to more quickly evaluate and address critical issues affecting the U.S. military’s privately owned vehicle shipping program. On May 1, International Auto Logistics assumed responsibility for the Global Privately Owned…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Housing referral rewards available All current Mountain Vista Communities residents are now eligible for a $250 referral reward for any eligible enlisted military Family they refer to Mountain Vista Communities who signs a one year lease. After they sign their lease, MVC will also give the referred Family a check for $250. For more information,…

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Bikes, bands invade Fort Huachuca over weekend

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Hitmen, a four-member band out of Tombstone, perform during Sunday’s Bikes and Bands Street Fair on Fort Huachuca. The Military Intelligence Corps Band (62nd Army Band), also played.   Visitors gather around the Sierra Cycles motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles display at the Bikes and Bands Street Fair at Fort Huachuca Sunday. The Directorate of…

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National Park Service sites in county begin fall operations Monday

Posted  October 10, 2014

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the fall seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The following hours and operations are in effect from Monday – Nov. 30. At Chiricahua National Monument,…

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Community Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Volksmarch in Tucson Saturday Tucson Volkssport Walking Klub presents a 10 & 5 km walk Saturday at the Steam Pump Ranch Park, 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. with the last start at 11:30 a.m. and all finishing by 3 p.m. Registration fees are $3 for IVV credit only and…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  October 10, 2014

Color is everywhere   Courtesy Photo Chelsea Bovara’s 3rd grade art class at General Myer Elementary School learn about color blending in art, as they create their own color wheels. From left, front row, Katie Lawrence, Jenna Taylor, Hiram Torres-Marin , Nathan Whitworth, and Mackenzie Turner, all 8, and from left, second row, Tristan Luna,…

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EPG lab here tests most Army GPS technology

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Army A test item is subjected to a GPS test at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground during late summer of 2014. USAEPG is one of the few military test ranges that is authorized to test GPS in an open-air setting, using a variety of settings and modeled environments to ensure that tested civilian…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Posted  October 3, 2014

October 2014 The Army’s observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month remains important to our communities as we recognize the countless contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Army on a daily basis. To this end, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and honor these individuals by continuing to implement effective policies and practices that…

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Army’s Hispanic outreach not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – Hispanic Americans have made incredible contributions to the nation, and the Army is giving them special recognition during National Hispanic Heritage Month, an Army spokeswoman said. “The Army is committed to building a strong, long-lasting relationship with the Hispanic community,” said Mari Monserrate, Hispanic outreach liaison for the Army’s Office of the Chief…

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Shoplifting at FH Exchange, resulting costs down in 2013

Posted  October 3, 2014

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses, a fact not lost on retailers such as the military’s retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the…

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