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Ebola Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

NCO, Soldier of Year chosen for 111th MI Bde.

Posted  October 3, 2014

The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade held their NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Huachuca Sept. 23 – 25.

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

FH instructor-led fitness classes cost $3 The Fort Huachuca Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has implemented a $3-per-session fee for instructor-led fitness classes. The change comes as a result of a significant reduction to funding for the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics program. Fort Huachuca was one of only a few Army installations still…

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FMWR Briefs – October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

‘Bikes and Bands’ street fair Sunday FMWR and Sierra Cycles invite everyone to “party in the street” when they present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Hatfield Street, between Irwin and Bissel on Fort Huachuca. Admission is free. “Brigade FMX World Wide Extreme Motorsports” will perform. Food vendors…

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Fun Fest brings weekend excitement to town

Posted  October 3, 2014

Kathy Miller, FMWR Sam Owens of Sit Means Sit gives pointers to a Mutt March participant Saturday during the Fun Festival at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista. Those with dogs began their marches as they came and registered rather than all at once with a shotgun start.   Kathy Miller, FMWR Sheila Dahoney of…

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Community Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Walk/run slated for Saturday Discover “How the West was RUN” during a 5K/10K run and walk in Sierra Vista’s West End Saturday. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Len Roberts Park, 101 E. Theater Dr. Packet pick‐up and race day registration takes place 6:45 – 7:45 a.m. Awards will be given for the top…

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FMWR Briefs – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 1, 2014

Bowling tournament set for Saturday Desert Lanes has scheduled an open bowling tournament for Saturday. The first shift bowls at noon and the second shift follows. Entry fee is $25 per person and the tournament is open to everyone. For more information, call 520.533.2849. Coaches’ meeting planned for basketball The Coaches’ Meeting for the 2014…

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‘Start Strong:’ Every Army career starts with TRADOC

Posted  September 26, 2014

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the “Start Strong” phase of every Soldier’s career. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, known as TRADOC, transforms civilians into Soldiers and provides…

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Commentary

Honoring Gold Star Mothers

Posted  September 26, 2014

As part of our commitment to never forget those Soldiers who gave all, the Army joins the Nation on Sunday in remembering the strength and sacrifice of its Gold Star Mothers. Since 1936, Congress has set aside the last Sunday in September to recognize the mothers of Service members who have died while defending our…

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Remember Gold Star Mothers, Families

Posted  September 26, 2014

The term Gold Star Family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by Families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate Family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which…

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New NCOER expected to more accurately assess Soldiers’ performance

Posted  September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — On Aug. 1, the secretary of the Army approved the new Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. Implementation will be in September 2015. “The new NCOER will come out in five phases: inform, educate, train, roll-out and after-action review. Human Resources Command is beginning to build the NCOER into the Evaluation System now,” said Command…

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