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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.

New-Commandant DoD

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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Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

Posted  February 21, 2014

When racing blindly down the mountain at 80 miles per hour, trust and teamwork are crucial for two Soldier-athletes who attribute their resilience in the sport of luge to military training.

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Events

News Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

SV plans prescribed burns The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department will conduct several controlled burns at the Environmental Operations Park north of State Route 90 through the end of the month. The burns will be during the week, 9:30 a.m. – noon each day, weather permitting. The burns are part of scheduled maintenance…

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FMWR Briefs – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

‘Magic the Gathering’ event scheduled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, and Murr Community Center will host the Arizona Magic Invitational “Magic The Gathering” qualifying event tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for active duty or $25 for all others. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of people who…

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Spartan Race makes Soldiers stronger

Posted  February 21, 2014

A group of Soldiers from U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, participated in a grueling obstacle course on Feb. 9, at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds at Fort McDowell, four hours north of Fort Huachuca.

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Chalk Talk

Posted  February 21, 2014

Students participate in hands (and feet)-on activity Christen McCracken Quiana Reed, 11, photographs (from left) Sara Michel, 11; Juliana Gonzales, 11; Gillian Overcast, 10; Kayla Batiste, 11; and Ethan Scott, 11, climb around while learning at the Flandrau Planetarium at the University of Arizona in Tucson during a field trip Jan. 19. All fifth grade…

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Community Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

See sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw The 1,500-acre Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area wildlife habitat is famous for the large population of Sandhill Cranes from October through February. See them for another few weeks. Per those who lead guided tours, the best time to go is at about 6 to 7 a.m. to watch them take…

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Army

Senior NCO relinquishes responsibility one day, assumes it again next

Posted  February 14, 2014

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, outgoing 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major; Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Whitney, incoming 111th MI Bde. command sergeant major, salute during the national anthem played at the 111th MI Bde.’s change of responsibility ceremony….

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DoD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Later this year, the Department of Defense will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here Tuesday. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Presidential proclamation: American Heart Month – 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Maintaining a strong heart is key to a long and healthy life. The number one killer of American men and women, cardiovascular disease is responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States. During American Heart Month, we renew our fight, both as a Nation and in each of our own lives,…

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Smith Middle School technology students win ‘Best in State’ title

Posted  February 14, 2014

Suzanne Jennings Top row from left, Colonel Smith Middle School eighth grade students Thomas Hakes, 13; Joshua Merrick, 13; Joel Pagan, 14; and bottom row, Amber Cassady, 14 and Kelly Riley, 14 win the Verizon Innovative App Challenge “Best in State” middle school title. The students had to design a smartphone application concept that encompassed…

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