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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.

Maci Hidalgo Salutes & Awards

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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Health & Safety

National Children’s Dental Health Month begins Saturday

Posted  January 31, 2014

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association. The purpose is to educate the public about the importance of children’s dental health. This year’s theme is “Join the Super Smile Team!” with the program encouraging youth to floss and brush by introducing them to a group of…

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Army

Obama touches on Afghanistan, Iran, Syria in State of Union Address

Posted  January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night was dominated by domestic concerns, he also addressed national security concerns. “ … because of the extraordinary troops and Civilians who risk and lay down their lives to keep us free, the United States is more secure,” Obama told members of the…

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Local

Fort Huachuca opens Tax Center’s doors

Posted  January 31, 2014

Video capture by Thom Williams Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Graves (center), Company D, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, puts his cap on his son, Cayden, 10 months, being held by his mother, Tiffany, while the Family gets help with their tax paperwork Monday at the Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center following its grand opening ceremony that day….

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U.S.

Tax season brings out identity thieves

Posted  January 31, 2014

Tucson — Thousands of Americans are eligible to receive refunds from Uncle Sam in 2014, and it’s not just certified public accountants who will be busy; tax season is primetime for identity thieves. With all of the personal information contained in tax documents, cons will try every trick in the book to obtain these documents…

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Sports

Nine Soldiers officially named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Posted  January 31, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7 – 23 in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee, or USOC, officially announced the team Monday. The Soldier-athletes named…

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Salutes & Awards

Six honored at first quarterly IRC of year

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Six retiring Soldiers and their spouses bow their heads during the invocation during the installation retirement ceremony Jan. 24 on Brown Parade Field. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Godfrey gave the invocation. Families, Soldiers and guests at the quarterly installation retirement ceremony braved the gray sky and chilly air to say their farewells and…

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Army

Dempsey: No plans to close military commissaries

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski It’s business as usual at the Fort Huachuca Commissary. Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans to close it and other military commissaries. However, in an effort to save money, officials did ask the Defense Commissary Agency for a range of options, including how the system would operate with reduced or…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 31, 2014

112th MI Brigade inactivated at Fort Devens, Mass. Photos property of the U.S. Army Pictured is the entrance to the 112th MI Brigade (Training) at Fort Devens, Mass. The brigade’s crest is on the bottom left of the sign. Other insignia shown are (clockwise): the MI Corps, Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army Intelligence…

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DoD

Air Force: Force shaping board to convene in July

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and…

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Events

Marines: Registration changes affect marathon events

Posted  January 31, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Thirty thousand runners will have an opportunity to run through the nation’s capital on Oct. 26 during the 39th annual Marine Corps Marathon, or MCM, but along with four other events, the 26.2-mile race faces some registration changes that are scheduled to occur in February. Along with the marathon,…

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