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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.

Dr. Randal Schoepp Health & Safety

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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Local attorneys to provide free legal advice to veterans

Posted  February 21, 2014

PHOENIX — As many as 300 Arizona attorneys are volunteering their time to provide free legal advice to U.S. veterans and their spouses. Many of these attorneys will participate in a free legal clinic at the University of Arizona Recreation Building, March 8, 9 a.m – 4 p.m., at The University of Arizona Recreation Building,…

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Scout Speaks

Posted  February 21, 2014

This year as we celebrate “Civil Rights in America” during African American/Black History Month, we also mark the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which was a result of the historic march on Washington in 1963. These events are forever linked in American history. People from every creed, color and…

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Housing construction still underway, residents use caution

Posted  February 21, 2014

Maranda Flynn The handicap accessible playground that used to be located across from Burger King on Fort Huachuca is being relocated to the new Mountain Vista Community Center, 802 Rucker, off the traffic circle by the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. The center will be open to Mountain Vista Communities residents March 11. As…

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Army

Soldiers showcase Army linguist opportunities at local high school

Posted  February 21, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Sgt. 1st Class Jacqueline Moran-Sargent, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club treasurer, serves as a guest speaker at Buena High School on Feb. 12. Staff Sgt. Eduardo Garcia from the Sierra Vista recruiting station prepares to speak about the benefits of joining the Army. Buena High School students enrolled in language courses attended a 30-minute…

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Contestants sought for Rotary Student Speech Contest — deadline approaching

Posted  February 21, 2014

SIERRA VISTA — Rotary International District 5500 is sponsoring a student speech contest, open to all high school students, grades 9 – 12, with preference to those who have successfully completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Program. The purpose of the Four-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster ethics in everyday life, as well as in…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  February 21, 2014

Radio Intelligence Service along Mexican Border Courtesy Photo Government preparing men for radio work under direction of Federal Vocational Board. Student transmitting a message to four of his classmates in the class room at the Stuyvesant Evening High School, N.Y. April 1918. 22 February 1918 When Major (later Major General) Ralph Van Deman finally succeeded…

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Army Band in demand

Posted  February 21, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski The Military Intelligence Corps Band’s brass quintet performs during an evening Memorial Day ceremony in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. The band often performs in small ensembles focusing on a particular genre of music. The Military Intelligence Corps Band, or MI Corps Band, is the only active duty band in Arizona, and…

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Marines: 1st MLG motivates students at local elementary school

Posted  February 21, 2014

Hundreds of shouts rang through the air as students raced alongside Marines during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.”

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Air Force: Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted  February 21, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center, or AFPC, officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face personnel interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions…

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Soldiers see Russian history at Sochi Opening Ceremony

Posted  February 21, 2014

Team USA marched into Fisht Olympic Stadium to thunderous applause during an opening ceremony choreographed to highlight centuries of Russian folklore and history.

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