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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…

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

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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Good intel plays major role during job search

Posted  September 20, 2013

Whether it’s tracking down bad guys, understanding the enemy’s strategy and tactics, or ferreting out those trying to bring us to our knees via cyber warfare, good intel is a critical component of today’s strategy for keeping America safe.

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News Briefs – September 20, 2013

Posted  September 20, 2013

Correction In the article “Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways” on Page 12A of the Sept. 13 issue of The Fort Huachuca Scout newspaper, the author was listed in his byline as the Dan Orta, Installation Safety Officer. He should have been identified as Daniel Orta, Fort Huachuca Safety Director. Emergency alert system improvement Fort…

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Website links employers with transitioning Soldiers

Posted  September 20, 2013

Transitioning Soldiers, veterans and family members now have a place to post their resumes and look for jobs. At the same place, employers can search for new workers and post their own announcements.

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FMWR Briefs – September 20, 2013

Posted  September 20, 2013

Save on advance carnival tickets Advance carnival tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Fun Festival, set for Sept. 27-29 at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Sierra Vista. The City of Fun Carnival will be featured, with rides for all ages. Buy in advance and save $3. Tickets are available at Fort Huachuca’s Murr Community Center…

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Fun in sun with low cost equipment rental

Posted  September 20, 2013

Camping, fall festivals or backyard barbeques may require items that are not usually kept on hand but Fort Huachuca’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rents office provides services and equipment that can assist in making these activities possible.

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Community Briefs September 20, 2013

Posted  September 20, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Marines…

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Foodies follow ‘Highroads’ to Sierra Vista for world cuisine

Posted  September 20, 2013

Long known as a melting pot of cultures, Sierra Vista is now recognized for its international flair when it comes to gastronomic delights. With a smattering of cuisine from across the globe, Sierra Vista’s restaurant scene caught the attention of “Highroads” magazine writer Dina Mishev.

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West Gate access control point to go automated

Posted  September 13, 2013

Testing of a new automated system is underway at Fort Huachuca’s West Gate. Once completed, no Department of the Army civilian security guards will be posted at the gate. Moving to the unmanned system will save approximately $250,000 a year according to John Griffin, Physical Security Access Control division chief. It also helps Griffin with…

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Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is ‘sign of strength’

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. With September as National Suicide Prevention Month, the Army is highlighting efforts to prevent suicide, while underscoring that prevention is a 24/7, year-round campaign. Suicide in the Army is a…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted  September 13, 2013

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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