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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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Legal Office here helps untangle Arizona separation, divorce process

Posted  November 15, 2013

When couples tie the knot and say “I do,” most believe they will be together forever. However, life happens. Sometimes couples realize their union was not meant to be and choose to separate or divorce. Those with questions about legal separation or divorce can contact the Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Office, or Legal Assistance. The…

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Deployment guide benefits Families, friends of service members

Posted  November 15, 2013

How does one prepare for a loved one’s deployment? How is a Family member going to get through each day without being consumed with worry? What can service members expect when they return? For Families, what impact will this all have on the children?

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News Briefs – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Fort to hold Facebook Town Hall The Fort Huachuca Community is invited to participate in a Facebook Town Hall 3 – 5 p.m. Tuesday hosted by Col. Dan McFarland, garrison commander, from any Internet connection. The town hall will also air on Channel 97 and UStream online. To participate, post questions on the Fort Huachuca…

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FH Holiday Bazaar brings shopping experience to post

Posted  November 15, 2013

Barnes Field House will be transformed into a shopper’s paradise this weekend for the annual Fort Huachuca Holiday Bazaar featuring more than 90 artists, crafters and vendors offering a wide variety of handcrafted and manufactured goods.

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FMWR Briefs – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Ready for some football? The annual “Turkey Bowl” football game is set for Nov. 22 starting at 2:30 p.m. at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The 11th Signal Soldiers will take on the 111th MI Brigade in gridiron action. Admission is free, but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help replenish the Chaplain’s Food…

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General Myer School honors veterans

Posted  November 15, 2013

Third, fourth and fifth grade students sing “America the Beautiful,” during General Myer Elementary School’s Veterans Day assembly. Families were invited during the school day Friday to witness the students’ celebration of Veterans Day. Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion face third, fourth and fifth grade choir students to post the colors at General…

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Community Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Football, sports boost NETCOM workforce’s morale Gordon Van Vleet, NETCOM Public Affairs Office After receiving the kick, a runner takes the football down the field at the two-hand-touch football game organized by the leadership of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM. To show their appreciation to the workforce, and build esprit de…

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Team Huachuca: Learns, works, thrives together

Posted  November 8, 2013

Thomas Gray, Joint Interoperability Test Command Public Affairs JITC’s Commander, Col. Doug Orsi, seated directly under the picture, explains the capabilities, functions and services provided by JITC to visiting senior enlisted leaders from across Fort Huachuca. The Defense Information System Agency’s Joint Interoperability Test Command, or JITC, here recently orchestrated two activities as part of…

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Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Posted  November 8, 2013

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support…

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Presidential Proclamation – Veterans Day, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor every service member who has ever worn one of our Nation’s uniforms. Each time our country has come under attack, they have risen in her defense. Each time our freedoms have come under assault, they have responded with resolve. Through the generations, their courage and sacrifice have allowed…

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