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Soldier with heart for young people coaches wrestling teams

Sgt. 1st Class John Rivera Jr., an operations and administrative non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, works on wrestling holds with Buena High School students Cahan Sasica (left) and Jordan Ritchie at Buena High School. Rivera is also president of the Team Chute Boxe Wrestling Club where he coaches children, 4 and…

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IMCOM human capital plan shapes 2025 workforce, builds legacy

Amanda Kraus Rodriguez Dana Davis, a financial management specialist at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Europe Region headquarters and member of the SHCP working group, prepares draft copies of the Strategic Human Capital Plan for IMCOM headquarters staffing. SAN ANTONIO – The newly developed U.S. Army Installation Management Command Strategic Human Capital Plan lays groundwork…

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Carter took office Tuesday as 25th defense secretary

Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz Incoming Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives at the Pentagon to assume duties as the newly appointed Secretary of Defense, Tuesday. WASHINGTON — Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of defense Tuesday after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Intelligence played role in Philippine Insurrection, 1899 – 1902 Photos from the National Archives U.S. Infantry are shown entrenched against the Filipinos, ca. 1899 – 1900. On April 23, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain in response to unrest in Cuba and the sinking of the American battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor….

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Diving platform at Barnes Field House helps with Soldier training

Barnes Field House has a training aid, one that will help Soldiers with their water safety.


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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S….

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Afghanistan

Posted  May 30, 2014

I strongly support the president’s decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year. This presence, which is contingent on a signed bilateral security agreement, will help ensure that al Qaeda cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress…

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ACAP sets up Soldiers for success after military

Posted  May 30, 2014

Maranda Flynn Army Career and Alumni Program counselor Dana Nolan assists service members while completing their transition process out of the military. Attending the ACAP program is mandatory in order to be released from active duty. As the military draws down and Soldiers prepare to transition out, timely preparation for the Civilian lifestyle is crucial…

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AAFES team member ‘Mama B’ retires after 31 years

Posted  May 30, 2014

For Barbara Slaughter, or ‘Mama B’ as her coworkers often called her, it was a bittersweet day as she put in her final hours on the clock with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service May 23, retiring after 31 years. Slaughter, the administrative assistant for the Exchange, began her career with AAFES in 1975…

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101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

Posted  May 30, 2014

As the days get hotter and longer, hazards and risks increase across the Army and injury-related statistics often rise. Running from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Army’s 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us that we can’t afford to lose focus on safety while either on- or off-duty. Family…

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Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

Posted  May 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Sony Merus Staff Sgt. Sony Merus is pictured in his official Department of the Army photo taken on Nov. 11, 2013. Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted  May 30, 2014

Retired Soldiers play a crucial role in shaping the Army’s future [You are currently seeing] news reports almost daily about our nation’s struggle to find a way ahead for our military and the generations of Americans who have kept us safe and protected our freedoms here and abroad. The arguments may seem to be new…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 30, 2014

Harriet Tubman was nurse, spy, scout Maj. Gen. David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued the valuable military pass in 1861. It read: “Give her free passage at all times, on all government transports. Harriet … is a valuable woman. She has permission, as a servant of the government, to purchase…

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Marines: MCSC looks to bridge capability gap for water purification

Posted  May 30, 2014

Marine Corps Systems Command, MCSC, Combat Support Systems, is weighing readily available commercial technologies to bridge a capability gap in water purification.

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B Troop hosts Riding School graduation

Posted  May 30, 2014

B Troop – 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) graduated three new riders May 22 on Brown Parade Field. Around 60 Soldiers, Family members and friends witnessed them complete an open-field pistol charge down the field with the rest of the horsemen and receive their graduation spurs and certificates.

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