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Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.


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Holiday bazaar offers early shopportunity, raises $$$ for student awards

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club’s Holiday Bazaar took place on Saturday and Sunday and was free and open to the public.

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Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

Posted  November 8, 2012

NATICK, Mass. — An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.” A collaborative effort between the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and Program Executive Office Soldier resulted in an improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV,…

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New filters installed on library Internet

Posted  November 8, 2012

Those who use the WIFI connection or the public computers at the Sierra Vista Public Library, might notice something different. Although the library’s policies on computer use and Internet access have not changed, Internet filters have been applied in order to comply with state and federal laws. The Sierra Vista Public Library provides access to…

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New online game trains youth against cyber attacks

Posted  November 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Worms, viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware: BEWARE! The National Science Center, or NSC, is now training youth to stay safe from cyber attack malware when they’re surfing the Web or using email and cell phones. A new online game called Cyber Swarm Defenders is targeted to 6th – 8th grade students and is…

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Instructor of the Quarter

Posted  November 8, 2012

Instructor of the Quarter: Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak Agency: 2-13th Aviation Regiment Position: 15W Common Core Instructor, platform instruction in a classroom environment. How long at current assignment: 2 years, since Dec. 2010 How long in government service: 14 years, since July 1998 Residence: Tombstone Family: 2 brothers Hobbies: Golf, playing video games Accomplishments:…

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ACS shares news about upcoming events, classes

Posted  November 8, 2012

ACS hours change on Tuesday New hours of operations for Army Community Service will be in effect starting Tuesday and are as follows: Monday – Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Military Family Appreciation Night Military Family Appreciation Night will be held Nov….

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Manual for Courts-Martial goes mobile

Posted  November 8, 2012

The rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers is far-reaching into all facets of the U.S. Army. As technology forges ahead, Soldiers in the battlefield, students in classrooms and now attorneys in military courtrooms are using mobile technologies to support their daily operations. At the request of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville,…

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Fort’s new school liaison officer has solid plan to support students

Posted  November 8, 2012

With the enthusiasm of a teacher entering the classroom for the first time, Erin Schnitger presented her plan on Tuesday. Schnitger was hired one month ago to be the new Fort Huachuca school liaison officer, or SLO. She gave her initial quarterly Student Transition Response Team briefing at Expanding Horizons Child Development Center to educators,…

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Recycling partnership between Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista continues strong relationship

Posted  November 8, 2012

Mountain Vista Communities has completed its first year of the Fort Huachuca Solid Waste partnership with the City of Sierra Vista Department of Public Works, on July 18. Mountain Vista Communities offers the residents the ability to recycle materials that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. They provide the blue recycle bins to the…

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Veterans Day established after World War I

Posted  November 8, 2012

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

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