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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.

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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.

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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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Fire prevention office provided fire extinguisher-use training

Posted  April 5, 2012

Members of a contract organization here were shown how to extinguish fires using a special training device Thursday and Friday during training here which not only provided the necessary skills, but did so with no environmental impact. Seventy-four employees received fire extinguisher use…

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Resurrection is important to Christian faith

Posted  April 5, 2012

Saint Paul once wrote: “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).” The resurrection of Christ is the mother of all…

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Veterans

Shinseki: VA on track to break claims backlog

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON “” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says VA is on track toward reducing the disability claims backlog. VA spent the last two years creating an automated tool to make claims determinations faster and more accurate, he said. “Our intent is to have no claim over 125 days,” Shinseki said, adding another goal is 98-percent…

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Health & Safety

Paper shredders can be dangerous work horse

Posted  April 5, 2012

People use paper shredders at home or business offices to destroy confidential documents, protect personal information and prevent identify theft. According to CBS News’ “Early Show” consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen, Americans spent $400 million dollars on paper shredders in 2010 alone.

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Active duty alerts help protect military personnel from identity theft

Posted  April 5, 2012

The last thing someone wants to worry about while on deployment is someone assuming their identity to commit financial fraud. Now, people don’t have to. Amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act allow those in the military to place…

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Local

HIRED! program offers teens experience, employment

Posted  April 5, 2012

Fort Huachuca’s Child, Youth and School Services, a organization within the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, offers a workforce-preparation apprenticeship program, HIRED!, to teens 15 to 18. HIRED! is offered in four, 12-week terms per year, with the largest term taking place in the summer. Apprentices may work up to two terms per…

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Army

Military Intelligence “” this week in history April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Military Intelligence Officer Reserve Corps created April 2, 1921 After the end of World War I, the Army faced the challenge…

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Local

Soldiers collect, donate ton of food

Posted  April 5, 2012

On Friday, Sgt. Johnathan Whitworth pulls a tub of food into the Fort Huachuca Food Locker as (front to back) Pfc. Matthew Walker, Spc. Anthony Harrington and Spc. Lyle Drones from Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, push from the rear. Company A Soldiers collected 2,037 pounds of food during a three-week food drive to…

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NETCOM seeks youth summer hires

Posted  April 5, 2012

Looking for something new to do with your summer? Try working for U.S. Army Network Technology Command. NETCOM is currently accepting applications from high school and college students for its summer hire program through Friday. The summer hire program is a 10-week paid internship that allows participants to work in such areas as clerical, information…

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Tax filing deadline is fast approaching!

Posted  April 5, 2012

Those who have not filed their taxes should not panic “” there is still time. Due to the observance of Emancipation Day, the filing deadline is extended to April 17. The Tax Assistance Center is open Monday ““Friday, 8:30 a.m. ““ to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Walk-in hours are Tuesday and Thursday…

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