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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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Fort makes changes to child supervision policy

Posted  December 6, 2013

Maranda Flynn Army spouse Karen Fulk walks her son, Jonathan, 11, to General Myer Elementary School on Fort Huachuca, Nov. 22. Fulk agrees with the changes recently made to Policy 14-048, Fort Huachuca Child Supervision Guidelines, because she has witnessed smaller children walking alone who did not pay attention to oncoming traffic. Due to parental…

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ATEC commanding general visits EPG, tours facility

Posted  December 6, 2013

Maranda Flynn From left, Col. Raymond Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground; Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command; and Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, are briefed on Electronic Proving Ground’s test missions during Utley’s tour, Nov. 25, at…

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Garrison commander addresses animal adoption concerns

Posted  December 6, 2013

To our community, Over the last several months, the U.S. Army Garrison, or USAG, published our intent to adopt-out five horses and a donkey from the Buffalo Corral Riding Stables. For various health reasons, if not adopted, these animals may be euthanized. In October of this year, one of the post veterinarians examined each animal….

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Traffic safety cameras final installation underway

Posted  December 6, 2013

Workers at two busy Sierra Vista intersections are installing the last two remaining red light cameras planned for Sierra Vista. They will become fully operational next year. New cameras are being installed at the intersection of State Route 92 and Foothills Drive and will be the first to go online, starting with a 30-day warning…

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Civilian of the month

Posted  December 6, 2013

Civilian of the Month: Jeff Grumm Agency: United States Army Electronic Proving Ground Position and duties: Senior test officer; which involves planning, execution and reporting on test activities. How long at current assignment: Five years in February How long in government service: About 9 years: From 1983 – 1987 Grumm was a Soldier assigned to…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  December 6, 2013

Third Army G2 predicts Ardennes Offensive (Battle of the Bulge) Photo property of the U.S. Army Col. Oscar Koch was the G2 for Gen. George Patton during World War II. Dec. 9, 1944 By December of 1944, it appeared that Hitler had been all but defeated. In fact, from the Allied perspective, Germany’s continuation of…

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Air Force: Aero repair keeps ‘birds’ in the air

Posted  December 6, 2013

With the highest volume of flying missions in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, aircraft at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing rely on a team of professional maintainers to keep them in top shape to accomplish the mission.

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Lessons Learned team provides support through observations, insights, lessons

Posted  December 6, 2013

Within the Army, one organization focuses on ‘change’ at its primary mission, whether it’s a military intelligence professional or the operation of a unit — the Center for Army Lessons Learned, or CALL. While CALL is located at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, fields a Lessons Learned, or…

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What the Sierra Vista Public Library has to offer electronically

Posted  December 6, 2013

Last year I wrote about the differences in tablets and e-readers, but this December I’ll leave picking the device up to you, and instead describe what the Sierra Vista Public Library has to offer electronically — from a tablet, smartphone, e-reader, personal computer (PC) or Mac. For many things, there is definitely an app for…

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3D electronic printing holds promise of various applications for Soldiers

Posted  December 6, 2013

James Zunino, Picatinny materials engineer, displays an object that was created by an additive printing process. 3D printing gives engineers the flexibility to quickly print items of various shapes, materials and structure. PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — As researchers at Picatinny Arsenal explore the potential of 3-dimensional printing, they envision the potential to embed a radio…

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