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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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Military Intelligence – this week in history: September 6

Posted  September 6, 2013

Army Intelligence Center established at Fort Holabird, Md. Photo property of U.S. Army This was the entrance of the Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Md., in 1957. Sept. 1, 1954 In the years following World War II, the Army’s intelligence organizations were divided into the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence (previously the Military…

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Credit report disputes — what people need to know

Posted  September 6, 2013

Imagine being in the market for a new car. You visit a dealership downtown and find the perfect car – low mileage, great condition, all the bells and whistles. You tell the dealer he’s made the sale, but you will need financing. He pulls your credit score and goes to work. But when he returns…

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CECOM ISEC provides technical support for 82nd Airborne Division’s new Joint Operations Center at Fort Bragg

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Bragg, N.C. — The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Command’s Information Systems Engineering Command, or USAISEC, is providing technical assistance in support of audio and visual information systems at the 82nd Airborne Division’s new headquarters facility at Fort Bragg, N.C. “ISEC is responsible for the engineer, furnish, install and test of audio and visual information systems…

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Recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, or AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation are unaffected by defense budget cuts.

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Department of Defense’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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Salutes & Awards

Actor Gary Sinise becomes honorary Marine

Posted  September 6, 2013

Actor and musician Gary Sinise was named an honorary U.S. Marine during a ceremony at the Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 29.

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NETCOM non-rider leaders receive motorcycle training

Posted  September 6, 2013

For the most part, the moderate Arizona weather makes motorcycle riding a year-round activity. Add to that the freedom that comes with more relaxed laws in regards to protective equipment wear, and it’s not surprising to see riders in shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes and no helmet.

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Health & Safety

Freedom comes with risk, responsibility

Posted  September 6, 2013

Motorcycles are a means of transportation; they move a rider from one place to another just as cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles do. Motorcycles are also a gateway to a culture that embraces the freedom of the open road that can only be appreciated by other riders. Exposed to the elements without the confines…

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News Briefs – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Sierra Vista ranked one of top five best towns City of Sierra Vista SIERRA VISTA — “CNN Money” magazine named Sierra Vista as one of the top five best places to live in the “least crowded towns” category in the online supplement to the September 2013 “Best Places to Live” issue. Sierra Vista scored fourth…

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FMWR Briefs – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Dance nights scheduled at TMAC Old School Jam Night returns to Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Saturday starting at 8 p.m., with free admission, DJ music and pay-as-you-go bar. For more information, call 533.3802 or 533.7322. Buy advance carnival tickets and save Advance carnival tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Fun Festival, set for…

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