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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.

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Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary Sunday.


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Like Soldiers, spouses live Army Values

Posted  March 29, 2012

We are beginning to pack up our first home as we get ready to travel to Georgia for school and then Korea for two years. As we started sorting piles for Georgia, Korea, storage and donation, it struck me that most civilian couples can go years without delving into the deep abyss that is the…

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Vice chief of staff visits TRADOC to find out ‘what’s next’

Posted  March 29, 2012

FORT EUSTIS, Va. “” Gen. Lloyd Austin III traveled to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters March 22 to get an overview of TRADOC and updates on the command’s efforts to shape the Army of 2020. Gen. Robert Cone, TRADOC commanding general, welcomed Austin, who was making his first visit to TRADOC headquarters…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program

Posted  March 29, 2012

The culprit behind America’s second leading cause of death isn’t the result of too many cigarettes or driving recklessly. It’s sitting in people’s bathroom cabinet, kitchen or bedside table, and people might use it every day. Abuse of prescription drugs, whether codeine from a person’s last root canal…

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Crafty students make gifts for mom

Posted  April 5, 2012

Marcela Camarena Lubian, a staff member with the Arts and Crafts center, here, helps Felix Llanes Leon,  6, apply a third layer of paint to the cup he’s making for his Mother on Friday. The cup will be placed in a kiln to be fired, and Llanes and his classmates will then have a completed…

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Community Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Score $15,000 in prizes with AAFES The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Unilever March Madness” sweepstakes will reward six shoppers worldwide with an LG 55″ television, valued at $2,500 apiece. The sweepstakes runs through Saturday, and registration is underway at the Fort Huachuca Post Exchange. Contestants must be 18 or older, and no purchase…

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Chalk Talk April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Bergman’s class is still in first place in the Myer School Running Club for fourth grade and currently in second place overall! They are busy practicing the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards objectives in preparation for the AIMS test which is coming up soon. They are planning a host visit…

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Motorcycling major finds safe outlet for his need for speed

Posted  April 5, 2012

Maj. Jim Markham has a need for speed, and he knows just what to do about it. During the week he puts on his uniform and works as an assistant doctrine editor for the Capabilities, Development and Integration division here. But sometimes he dons racing leathers and takes his 2002 Honda Superhawk…

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FMWR April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

DL schedules bowling tournament Desert Lanes will hold a mixed doubles tournament starting at noon on Saturday. The tournament is open to all adult bowlers. Cost is $20 per person, plus a $5 participation fee for bowlers who don’t have a U.S. Bowling Congress card. Call Desert Lanes at 533.2849 or stop by for more…

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News Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Debt Collection Notice: 2nd Lt. Alex Bayer, 520.533.5886, is the summary court officer for the deceased Soldier, Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas, formerly of Company C., 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theatre Tactical Signal Brigade. This is a debt collection notice for Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas. All services under Thomas’s name should be put on hold….

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Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

Posted  April 5, 2012

The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, providing $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status. Servicemembers, veterans, and beneficiaries of servicemembers whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for RSLSP. To receive this benefit, those who…

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