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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.

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

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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National Park Service sites in county begin fall operations Monday

Posted  October 10, 2014

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the fall seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The following hours and operations are in effect from Monday – Nov. 30. At Chiricahua National Monument,…

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Community Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Volksmarch in Tucson Saturday Tucson Volkssport Walking Klub presents a 10 & 5 km walk Saturday at the Steam Pump Ranch Park, 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. with the last start at 11:30 a.m. and all finishing by 3 p.m. Registration fees are $3 for IVV credit only and…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  October 10, 2014

Color is everywhere   Courtesy Photo Chelsea Bovara’s 3rd grade art class at General Myer Elementary School learn about color blending in art, as they create their own color wheels. From left, front row, Katie Lawrence, Jenna Taylor, Hiram Torres-Marin , Nathan Whitworth, and Mackenzie Turner, all 8, and from left, second row, Tristan Luna,…

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EPG lab here tests most Army GPS technology

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Army A test item is subjected to a GPS test at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground during late summer of 2014. USAEPG is one of the few military test ranges that is authorized to test GPS in an open-air setting, using a variety of settings and modeled environments to ensure that tested civilian…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Posted  October 3, 2014

October 2014 The Army’s observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month remains important to our communities as we recognize the countless contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Army on a daily basis. To this end, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and honor these individuals by continuing to implement effective policies and practices that…

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Army’s Hispanic outreach not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – Hispanic Americans have made incredible contributions to the nation, and the Army is giving them special recognition during National Hispanic Heritage Month, an Army spokeswoman said. “The Army is committed to building a strong, long-lasting relationship with the Hispanic community,” said Mari Monserrate, Hispanic outreach liaison for the Army’s Office of the Chief…

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Shoplifting at FH Exchange, resulting costs down in 2013

Posted  October 3, 2014

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses, a fact not lost on retailers such as the military’s retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the…

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Fort Huachuca ramps up suicide prevention awareness

Posted  October 3, 2014

Twenty-three students recently graduated from an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, ASIST, Training for Trainers, T4T, and earned Provisional Trainer status as ASIST trainers. ASIST provides individuals with additional skills and tools to help someone who is at risk of suicide. Living Works, the company that owns the ASIST program, sent four trainers from around…

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Employees must plan to use annual leave or risk forfeiting it

Posted  October 3, 2014

It’s time for employees who will have excess annual leave at the end of the year to submit paperwork to use the leave so they won’t risk forfeiting it. It is the mutual responsibility of supervisors and employees to plan and schedule the use of annual leave throughout the leave year. The scheduling of leave…

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Three fort museums close for renovation; one relocates

Posted  October 3, 2014

The Fort Museum and Annex will soon close for renovation and the Military Intelligence Museum will relocate. Fort Huachuca’s Main Museum and Annex close Oct. 12 for renovation. The Military Intelligence Museum also closes on that date to relocate near the MI Library. The last day the three museums are open to the public is…

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