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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.

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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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Buena High School Marching Colts Band Hero award given to two Fort Huachuca workers

Posted  October 25, 2012

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, 18th Military Police Detachment sergeant; Fry Firefighter Steve McMurtrie; Sgt. Ken Foster, Cochise County deputy sheriff; Shelby Weller, manager of Casa De La Paz, Hospice, Sierra Vista Regional Health Center; Shawnee Carlile, Family Readiness Support Assistant,11th Signal Brigade; and Margaret and Rick Klein, school community Buena Performing Arts…

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Community Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

Cove closed for maintenance The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, The Cove, is closed for maintenance to Nov. 26. Annually, The Cove closes for two weeks for general maintenance. This year, more extensive maintenance is necessary. Maintenance includes: refurbishing the support beams and re-concreting portions of the deck; replacing the observation deck railings; and refurbishing the…

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Health & Safety

How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

Posted  November 1, 2012

Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives.

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

SKIES to offer new classes for youth Beginning this month, Child, Youth and School Services’ SKIESUnlimited Program will offer several new classes, including college/high school prep writing; computer; gymnastics; musical theatre; piano lessons; drama; cooking; karate, tae kwon do; arts and crafts; and dance, including African style, hip hop, jazz/tap, ballet/tap, contemporary/lyrical, and dance technique…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

App helps military families chart ‘life path’ The National Military Family Association launched a new app to answer questions and help military families find support as they navigate deployments, education, retirement and other major life events. The app, free and available for iPhone and Android, is called MyMilitaryLife. So far, only three “life paths” are…

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Evaluating mobile technology for warfighter use challenging

Posted  November 1, 2012

Mobile technology, or mobility as it is referred to by the military, is for the first time, taking a prominent role in defense.

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Sports

Golf course making many changes, specialty rates included

Posted  November 1, 2012

Since 2009, the Mountain View Golf Course has made many changes to improve the golfing experience for the Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista community.

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Army

Debt, divorce — who pays what?

Posted  November 1, 2012

Recently a client came to the Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Division with a question about a credit card debt. The Soldier had gotten a divorce several years ago, and the divorce decree required the ex-spouse to pay the balance on the credit card. The Soldier had just gotten a call from a debt collector indicating…

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Salutes & Awards

Charles Chibitty — Comanche code-talker

Posted  November 1, 2012

In June 1944, when Comanche Indian Cpl. Charles Chibitty landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, his first radio message was to another Comanche on an incoming boat. He transmitted it in his native tongue. In English, the message was: “Five miles to the right of the designated area and five miles inland, the fighting is…

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Two new educational opportunities for Soldiers, civilian employees

Posted  November 1, 2012

The United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence announces two cooperative efforts with local higher education institutions to offer Soldiers and civilians educational opportunities that benefit both the participants and USAICoE. Qualified Department of the Army civilians, or DACs, can earn a master’s certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Arizona, and any instructor…

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