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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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Salutes & Awards

FH school district art teacher wins state-level art education award

Posted  November 27, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Nancy Murphy, General Myer and Colonel Johnston Elementary Schools visual arts instructor and 2013 Middle Level Art Educator of the Year, answers questions about a chalk stenciling assignment. Pictured are General Myer students from Amy Wolfe’s fifth grade class. The Arizona Art Education Association, or AAEA, awarded Nancy Murphy, General Myer and Colonel…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 27, 2013

Alamo Scouts established, safely gather intel during WWII Photo property of the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Fred Osborn, director of Morale Services Division, War Department, talks to Alamo Scout candidates following a demonstration of jumping and swimming in the water fully equipped during the general’s visit to Alamo Scout School, Fergusson Island, New Guinea, on…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  November 27, 2013

Issues — retiree submissions sought for CSA Retiree Council discussion The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council is soliciting retiree input on issues to present to the chief of staff of the Army Retiree Council. The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council, or RC, meets quarterly to discuss issues concerning the Army retiree population. To date, the RC has…

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CSMS hosts career day

Posted  November 27, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, interacts with students during Colonel Smith Middle School’s Career Day Friday. Before Alvarado talked about her own career and the Army, she had students introduce themselves and talk about their interests. Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, students, faculty and…

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Two weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

Posted  November 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Army civilians have until Dec. 9 to decide whether or not to continue their Federal Employees Health Benefits plan or switch providers. Every year, the so-called open-season enrollment period is from the second Monday in November to the second Monday in December, according to Peg Schultz, director, Army Benefits Center – Civilian. It…

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Resale chiefs emphasize value of Exchange benefits

Posted  November 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — When looking for savings in light of budget cuts and sequestration, don’t take arbitrary chunks out of the military exchange services that provide important morale and quality-of-life benefits to service members and their Families, the executives who oversee them urged Congress this week. “At the very time of our community’s greatest need, these…

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FH Jewish community begins Chanukah celebration

Posted  November 27, 2013

Ruth Keene-Burgess, Fort Huachuca Jewish lay leader, blesses the challah, a yeast-risen egg bread at the post’s Chanukah celebration Friday. The blessing performed is called “Ha-Motzi.” Mike Burgess, Fort Huachuca Jewish community member prepares turkey for the installation’s Chanukah celebration Friday. Turkey was included in the meal this year due to the holiday also falling…

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Fort celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted  November 27, 2013

Members of the Fort Huachuca community joined representatives of the Navajo, Seminole/Creek and Tohono O’ odham Nations, in celebration of a spiritual and cultural observance Friday.

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Civilian of the month – October 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

Civilian of the Month: Greg Carlson Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or USAISEC Position and duties: Electronics engineer for satellite communications How long at current assignment: Just over 10 years How long in government service: About 10 years Residence: Sierra Vista Hobbies: Scuba diving, NFL football and the American Legion Accomplishments: “I took a…

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News Briefs – November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

Keep vehicles locked A Sierra Vista man was arrested and charged with multiple burglaries and credit card theft Friday when he was caught rummaging through a vehicle near where police were investigating a vehicle burglary. Sierra Vista Police Department officers remind residents to lock their cars and hide valuables after noticing that all of the…

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