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Ebola Health & Safety

Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

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Health center gets new enlisted leadership

The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony here May 15.

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2/13th Aviation welcomes new commander, bids one farewell

Two Soldiers’ paths changed direction during a change of command ceremony Wednesday morning at Libby Army Airfield.

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Air Force:F-35 pilot training begins at Luke

The first ever F-35 Lightning II pilot training class was held at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, May 4.

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Summer Safety Fair promotes safety readiness for all

Fort Huachuca hosted its annual Summer Safety Fair at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 15, promoting safety, health and wellness for personnel and residents of the community.


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Salutes & Awards

Army shooters win prestigious President’s Trophies

Posted  August 8, 2014

Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President’s Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches here, July 22.

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FMWR Briefs – August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

MVGC offers ‘monsoon special’ Mountain View Golf Course personnel invite all golfers to join them for the following “monsoon special” now through Aug. 31: Golf before 11 a.m. for $25; Golf after 11 a.m. for $20. Special price includes a cart for 18 holes. For more information or to schedule a tee time, call 520.533.7088….

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Events

Cochise County Veteran Stand Down, Resource Fair

Posted  August 8, 2014

Cochise Serving Veterans will host the Cochise County Veteran Stand Down and Resource Fair, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The fair is open to homeless and in-need veterans, immediate Families and their pets. Services to be provided include pet care,…

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Community Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Election Poll workers needed Cochise County is hiring poll workers for the Aug. 26 primary and Nov. 4 general elections for voting locations in the City of Sierra Vista. If interested in applying, contact the Cochise County Elections Department, 520.432.8972. Waves of Honor: Military Salute Program SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® is honoring the men and…

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Army

Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Posted  August 1, 2014

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

Posted  August 1, 2014

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

Posted  August 1, 2014

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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Local

Online tool provides ‘voice’ for installation customers

Posted  August 1, 2014

When it comes to providing feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense, the Interactive Customer Evaluation, or ICE, system allows customers to voice their feedback. ICE is a Web-based tool that collects feedback through online comment cards designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

Posted  August 1, 2014

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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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the Month

Posted  August 1, 2014

Civilian of the Month: Christine Ritzer Agency: Communications Security Logistics Activity, Information Security Division Position and duties: Analyze classified communications security data How long at current assignment: 2 years in November How long in government service: 8 years Residence: Sierra Vista, originally from New Jersey Family: Parents, Victor and Chong Alequin, brother Mike, and husband,…

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