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Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

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Health center gets new enlisted leadership

The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony here May 15.

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2/13th Aviation welcomes new commander, bids one farewell

Two Soldiers’ paths changed direction during a change of command ceremony Wednesday morning at Libby Army Airfield.

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Air Force:F-35 pilot training begins at Luke

The first ever F-35 Lightning II pilot training class was held at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, May 4.

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Summer Safety Fair promotes safety readiness for all

Fort Huachuca hosted its annual Summer Safety Fair at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 15, promoting safety, health and wellness for personnel and residents of the community.


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Travel, tourism industry officially recognized this week

Posted  May 8, 2015

Sierra Vista — Governor Doug Ducey, along with the Arizona Office of Tourism, AOT, proclaimed May 2 — 10 as Arizona Travel and Tourism Week, coinciding with the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, giving recognition to Arizona’s top revenue generator and a major employment sector. “I’ve always said that Arizona is a…

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FH Retiree Council shares health care, commissary news

Posted  May 8, 2015

A blue-ribbon panel on military compensation and retirement recommended overhauling the decades-old retirement system for troops and the existing health care program for military families. The long-awaited proposals, unveiled after a nearly two-year study, include offering troops 401(k)-like retirement plans before they reach 20 years of service and replacing the existing TRICARE program with a…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 8, 2015

Army Intelligence showcases Medal of Honor recipients U.S. Air Force photo Retired Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez receives his Medal of Honor in 1981 for actions in Vietnam in 1968. The Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in action against the enemy, was established by Congress in 1861. Originally for enlisted members of the…

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JAG celebrates Law Day by presenting Magna Carta at school

Posted  May 8, 2015

Fort Huachuca’s Staff Judge Advocate Office, JAG, office celebrated Law Day, reaching out to fifth-graders at General Myer Elementary School about the importance of the subject of law.

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DOD: Area flyover to commemorate World War II victory

Posted  May 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — America will remember the millions who helped make possible the European theater victory in World War II with a flyover of the Capitol and National Mall area by historic aircraft today. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe, or VE Day, aircraft from all periods of World War…

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Air Force: $2M prize offered for development of small, efficient turboshaft engine

Posted  May 8, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic The Air Force Prize is designed to spark American ingenuity by inviting a wide audience to compete, and to encourage innovative solutions to Air Force mission requirements beyond typical acquisition programs. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Registration is now open for the $2 million Air Force prize that will be…

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Team Huachuca synergy makes language translation system test a reality

Posted  May 8, 2015

It is often remarked that Fort Huachuca offers something unique to the Army, a synergy in the Intelligence community only possible here. For the on-going test of a new foreign language translation system, that synergy is a reality.

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Soldiers take tough stance on physical fitness test failures

Posted  May 8, 2015

Soldiers at the first-ever NCO Solarium said they felt the Army has gone soft on those who have failed their Army Physical Fitness Tests, or APFT, too many times — and called for more discipline in enforcing standards.

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News Briefs – May 8, 2015

Posted  May 8, 2015

MI Corps chief warrant officers change responsibility A change of responsibility ceremony for the chief warrant officer of the Military Intelligence Corps takes place today from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The commanding general will be presiding over this ceremony to congratulate outgoing Chief Warrant Officer of the MI Corps, Chief…

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FMWR Briefs – May 8, 2015

Posted  May 8, 2015

Jazz, Wine Fest returns tomorrow Everyone is invited to attend the fifth annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival 4 – 9 p.m. Saturday at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Glasses and bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain…

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