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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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Community Briefs – October 18, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

FHCSC Annual Tour of Homes cancelled Due to renovations occurring in many of Fort Huachuca’s historical homes, the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club Tour of Homes will not take place this year. Helldorado Days coming up Tombstone’s Helldorado Days take place on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Allen Street. On-going events and entertainment…

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Chalk Talk – October 18, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

Students in Mrs. Szymeczek’s class recently went on a field trip to Brown Canyon Ranch where they learned about local history, the Firewise program and songs of the west. They also observed creatures that live in the pond at the ranch. A big ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers at the ranch who made the…

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Bikes and bands rocked Fort Huachuca Sunday

Posted  October 18, 2012

Brigade FMX World Wide Extreme Motor Sports came to Fort Huachuca on Sunday with a show that literally shut down Hatfield Street

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FMWR Briefs – October 18, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween Friday and Saturday. From 6 – 8 p.m. both days, various free children’s activities will be available. For older youth and adults, the haunted house will be open from 6 – 10 p.m.; and from 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay hides.” All…

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News Briefs – October 18, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

Fungus not affecting RWBAHC medications Recently, there have been cases of injectable medication being contaminated with fungus from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has never purchased any medication from the pharmacy involved. Officials are in the process of inquiring about patients who have been referred out to pain…

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TRADOC schools train joint, interagency, multinational students

Posted  October 18, 2012

By the end of fiscal 2012, more than 500,000 Soldiers will have completed courses taught by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, instructors.

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DOD official praises vet employment program

Posted  October 18, 2012

WASHINGTON – A senior defense official took part Monday in the announcement in New York of a new hiring program that aims to train and place 100,000 veterans in advanced manufacturing and related jobs by 2015. John Campbell, deputy assistant secretary of defense for warrior care and transition policy, joined officials from General Electric, Alcoa,…

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Disability Awareness Fair brings resources to FH community

Posted  October 18, 2012

National Disability Awareness Month was in full swing as Army Community Service, or ACS, on Fort Huachuca held their 2nd annual Disability Awareness Fair on Friday at Murr Community Center.

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Army tightens fitness standards for students entering professional military education

Posted  October 18, 2012

Pre-war height, weight and physical fitness standards are coming back for Soldiers entering professional military education courses on or after Nov. 1.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history: October 18, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

Cryptographic School at Vint Hill Farms renamed ASA School Oct. 15, 1946 After World War I, the Army’s cryptographic elements were transferred to the Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth, N.J. On Oct. 5, 1942, the Cryptographic Division transferred from Fort Monmouth to Vint Hill Farms Station, Va., and became known as the Signal Corps Cryptographic…

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