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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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Turkey Bowl pits Signal, Intel Soldiers in gridiron action

Posted  November 27, 2013

When the scuffle ended and raindrops had cleared the dust from the air, Soldiers in Signal orange defeated those in Military Intelligence blue by a narrow margin, winning Friday’s flag football game 14-13.

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Community Briefs November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

Soldiers collect gifts to brighten others’ holiday Courtesy Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, collected and donated 13 bikes and more than 200 other gifts for the Fort Huachuca Chapel’s giving tree, an effort spearheaded by 1st Sgt. Charles Warner II through the Chapel’s Outreach Ministries Program. The Soldiers…

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Fort becomes home to newly activated Company E, 160th SOAR (A)

Posted  November 22, 2013

Maranda Flynn Cmpany E, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), an unmanned aerial systems company that is beginning their journey here at Fort Huachuca, stands in formation at the start of the activation ceremony at Libby Army Airfield, Tuesday. The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), or 160th SOAR (A), at Fort Campbell, Ky., began…

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Native American Code Talkers get Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  November 22, 2013

Staff Sgt. Sean Harp Native American code talkers stand during a ceremony in which they received the Congressional Gold Medal in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The U.S. Congress awarded the medal as an expression of the nation’s profound gratitude to the code talkers for their valor and dedication during World…

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Keep cost of a DUI in mind during holiday parties

Posted  November 22, 2013

With the holiday season come holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an hour….

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DoD/TSA partner to provide military TSA precheck at 100 airports

Posted  November 22, 2013

As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach and provide more of the traveling public the ability to participate in expedited screening, the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, and the Department of Defense, or DoD, announced a partnership to expand TSA Precheck expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed…

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Fort welcomes deployed K9 team home

Posted  November 22, 2013

Maranda Flynn Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, were welcomed home Nov. 10 from their recent one-year deployment to Afghanistan. This was their first deployment together. Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, a German shepherd,…

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This week in MI History

Posted  November 22, 2013

Goddard a pioneer in aerial, night reconnaissance Photo property of the U.S. Army Brig. Gen. George Goddard, U.S. Air Force, is pictured, circa 1953. Nov. 20, 1925 As America was getting ready to join the fighting in World War I, a young artist from Chicago, George Goddard, decided to apply for a commission in the…

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Airmen shift from exercise to real-world relief efforts

Posted  November 22, 2013

Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, shifted gears from exercise to real-world humanitarian relief operations as they arrived at Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, to provide tactical airlift support for Operation Damayan, Saturday.

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31st MEU assesses remote sites with Osprey, delivers help

Posted  November 22, 2013

A bilateral assessment team traveled to remote areas in and near Leyte using an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey aircraft to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan Monday, as part of Operation Damayan.

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