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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…

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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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Air Force: Civil engineers reunite Alaska families with sled dogs

Posted  October 4, 2013

For six days a week, a small 30-passenger, chartered plane touched down on the runway in Galena, Alaska

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MI Library continues strong, provides much more than books

Posted  October 4, 2013

Down time is important to the Fort Huachuca community and the CW2 Christopher G. Nason Military Intelligence Library provides just that, and more.

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MARS station keeps commitment to military, emergency communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

Headquartered at Fort Huachuca, the Military Auxiliary Radio System, or MARS, is the only global gateway of its kind in the continental United States.

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News Briefs – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

111th MI Brigade insignia to change The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade will retire its current shoulder sleeve insignia and reveal the new brigade patch in a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. today at Chaffee Parade Field. The 111th MI Bde. became a regular Army unit on Oct. 6, 1950, and from this change, eventually was re-designated…

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FMWR Briefs – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

See ‘The Sunshine Boys’ live at Murr Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy in two acts, live on stage at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. Matinees will be presented…

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Fort Huachuca names Operation Rising Star finalist

Posted  October 4, 2013

Just in time for music show premieres like “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition Sept. 27 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

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Sierra Vista marketing campaign gets ‘Savvy’

Posted  October 4, 2013

The City of Sierra Vista won two prestigious awards for its community outreach marketing campaign, “1&1 Weekly Refuse and Recycling” and Vista 411, a bi-monthly city-wide newsletter.

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SVRHC announces new hospital groundbreaking ceremony

Posted  October 4, 2013

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – Officials at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, or SVRHC, announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospitalwill be at 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. The ceremony will be held at the hospital’s east campus near the Outpatient Surgery Center located at 151 Colonia de Salud in Sierra Vista. Construction on…

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Memo prepares DoD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON – Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DoD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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Former Aberdeen commander speaks about combating sexual assault

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photo by Marranda Flynn Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention victim advocate, expressed her appreciation for the Army SHARP program to Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley. Shadley visited Fort Huachuca on Monday and Tuesday to speak on his personal leadership challenges in the…

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