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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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‘Purple Friday’ raises domestic violence awareness

Posted  October 10, 2014

ACS to hold Open House Army Community Service joins Army-wide efforts, as October launches Army Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Purple Friday” is our designated day to wear purple to make a collective statement to end intimate partner abuse; the ACS staff invites everyone to join them in the declaration to prevent domestic violence by honoring…

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Fort Huachuca Criminal Punishment Bulletin – September 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

For the month of September 2014, in addition to Court-Martial and U.S. Federal Court Proceedings, 44 Soldiers were disciplined under Article 15, UCMJ; and 42 Soldiers were administratively separated, including 13 for misconduct. The following are notable recent criminal proceedings: A Private First Class assigned to NETCOM was tried at Summary Court-Martial for stealing money…

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Honor guard provides service, training on, off post

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard Soldiers are recognized for their participation in post and community events, and devote time to perfecting techniques, drills and provide training.

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Local jury scam alert — avoid becoming a victim

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Sierra Vista Police Department, SVPD, is warning residents not to fall prey to the “jury scam”— a ploy often used by scam artists. Three callers reported the same ruse to officers Oct. 2. All three received a call from a person claiming to be with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office looking to collect $4,500…

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Air Force: AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) — The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses…

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Marines: Diversity to Corps — Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 10, 2014

Americans take time to recognize Hispanic and Latino American’s contributions and celebrate their heritage and culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sep. 15 to Oct. 15.

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National Night Out introduces community to local law enforcement

Posted  October 10, 2014

Cpl. Damian Barron with the Sierra Vista Police Department helps Jayden Portz, 8, try one a tactical vest during Sierra Vista’s National Night Out event Tuesday evening. Barron participated in the event by displaying and explaining the different special response vehicle and equipment the SVPD uses in high risk situations.   Jaxon Vanfossan, 3, gets…

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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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