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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.

Dr. Randal Schoepp Health & Safety

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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Veterans

Retiree Council shares news and notes

Posted  September 27, 2012

Upcoming events, TRICARE changes announced (The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras) Volunteers needed for World Cardmaking Day An event for the creative and the not-so-creative, World Cardmaking Day, will be held at 12851 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix on Oct. 6,…

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Army

Army’s best AIT platoon sergeants to compete for top honors

Posted  September 27, 2012

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — The Army’s top nine advanced individual training, or AIT, platoon sergeants are competing for the title of 2012 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year during a competition at Fort Eustis, Va., this week. Among them is Fort Huachuca Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Baca, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade’s Platoon Sergeant…

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Local

Increased bear sightings mean FH residents, personnel must be vigilant

Posted  September 27, 2012

Keith Hitchins, Range Control A bear in Garden Canyon eats a meal from a cooler after the animal chased off the Soldier it belonged to. When camping or picnicking outdoors, leave food out only long enough to eat it. Store the cooler in the trunk of the car before and after dining. Recently Fort Huachuca…

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Local

Fees set to change for CYS

Posted  September 27, 2012

Effective Monday, a change in fees will be implemented by the Department of Defense for Child, Youth and School Services. The fee changes will affect children enrolled in child development centers, school age care and family childcare, middle school teen programs, SkiesUnlimited, instructional programs and Youth Sports and Fitness. A letter was released to patrons…

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TRADOC commander describes key initiatives, stresses importance of lessons learned in battle

Posted  September 27, 2012

FORT BENNING, Ga. — “Supporting the current fight,” was among the three areas of focus Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, conveyed to Soldiers and defense industry leaders during this year’s Maneuver Conference in Columbus, Ga., Sept. 18. The annual Maneuver Conference is hosted by the Maneuver Center…

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Health & Safety

Retired NFL player speaks about seeking help for mental illness

Posted  September 27, 2012

Retired national football league player and mixed martial arts fighter, Herschel Walker, visited Fort Huachuca Sept. 20 to discuss the importance of seeking help for mental illness. Walker, who is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder or multiple personalities, visits installations, speaking with Soldiers about the importance of asking for help. “There is no shame in…

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Sports

B Troop ribbons at nationals

Posted  October 4, 2012

Rod Preuss, B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), rides Sabre through the pistol course while firing at a balloon during the National Cavalry Competition at Fort Riley, Kan. Sept. 19 – 22. About 70 people, including five military cavalry units and re-enactors, participated in what has become a major military cavalry competition which focuses…

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Events

Community Briefs – October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

Learn more about SV history The Serra Vista Historical Society dedicated a 15th historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra Vista’s Historical Places” in celebration of Sierra Vista’s 50 years of history. It features Sue and Herb’s Drive-In, 750 E. Fry Boulevard. Those interested in learning more about the City’s local history…

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Events

Festival was fun time for all

Posted  October 4, 2012

In spite of rainy beginnings, Fort Huachuca’s 2012 Fun Festival proved to be an event enjoyed by hundreds after the skies cleared in time for the weekend. Fifty-seven people and 50 dogs took part in Saturday’s Mutt March at Veterans’ Memorial Park, and the three competitors in this year’s “Rising Star” competition took to the…

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FMWR Briefs – October 2, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

FCC seeks child care providers The Fort Huachuca Family Child Care Program staff is looking for people who want to earn an income while they stay at home and raise their children. An average FCC Provider earns at least $490 per child per month. Providers need not live on Fort Huachuca to become part of…

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