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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.

New-Commandant DoD

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 – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns May 17 Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival May 17, 4 – 9 p.m. at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain…

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Buena High School holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new running track

Posted  May 9, 2014

Buena High School, or BHS, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 to celebrate the unveiling of its new running track at Loveless Stadium.

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Community Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

MOAA dinner — reservations close today The Coronado Chapter Military Officer Association of America is having its monthly dinner on Thursday at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 South St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Col. Gary Fredricks, U….

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MI Corps, Arizona Brass Bands perform concert in park

Posted  May 9, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Tom Bauer, Military Intelligence Corps Band commander, conducts a joint concert with the MI Corps Band and the Arizona Brass Band May 1 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista. The combined bands are pictured performing Carmen Dragon’s “America the Beautiful.”   Steve Smith, Arizona Brass Band, provides a vocal performance to…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  May 9, 2014

General Myer Elementary School Lorraine Draeger’s and Susan Ford’s classes recently visited the Sierra Vista Public Library on a field trip. The students are now very excited about the library’s summer reading program; many were inspired to get their own library cards. They were shown around the library and learned a lot. Draeger plans to…

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Company C, 304th MI Bn. celebrates National Denim Day

Posted  May 8, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Amy Bagley, training, advising and counseling noncommissioned officer in charge, Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, facilitates one of four small discussion sessions about sexual assault April 23 in Tallmadge Hall. The sessions headlined the activities of National Denim Day, a campaign advocating sexual violence prevention and education. Cadre and students of…

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Fort Huachuca, partners break ground for Solar Array Park

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, David Hutchens, president, Tucson Electric Power; Steve Trenholm, president, E.ON Climate & Renewables; Ruth Cox, regional administrator, General Services Administration; Amanda Simpson, executive director, U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force; Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment; Honorable Ron Barber, U.S. Representative, 2nd District of…

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Nurses Leading the Way: Celebrate National Nurses Week

Posted  May 2, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Nydia Honore-Roach, licensed practical nurse, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, checks the lungs of Celeste Sotomayor, 3. Honore-Roach works in Family Care Clinic B. People remember the wonderful care nurses provide but often do not realize they are also leaders in improving the quality of care provided. Each year over 4 million…

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Fort Huachuca Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn The incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Boone receives the guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, reviewing official and region director, Installation Management Command Central Region, during the Fort Huachuca Garrison Change of Command ceremony Wednesday, on Brown Parade Field. In front of Family, friends and service members, one Fort Huachuca commander said his…

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Airfield hangar named after, dedicated to Army aviation captain

Posted  May 2, 2014

Photos by Mike Gaun, Black Tower Productions From left, Command Sgt. Maj. David Morris, 2-13th Aviation Regiment command sergeant major and Lt. Col. Clinton Conzemius, battalion commander, unveil the memorial plaque, dedicating the newest hangar at Libby Army Airfield April 25. The Capt. Bradly A. Nicka Hangar is named after the late former company commander…

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