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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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Department of Defense to hold video competition

Posted  September 5, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Department of Defense is asking service members to participate in a video competition to fight against tobacco use and change the social norms. The competition, Fight the Enemy, is sponsored by the assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, and declares tobacco use as an enemy that degrades health, fitness,…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  September 5, 2013

MI history column showcases first Cuban-born American officer in WAC Monday Aug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day, a day when the nation commemorates the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. In addition, during the month of Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage month, taking time…

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Jewish New Year celebration to begin

Posted  September 5, 2013

The Jewish New Year’s celebration begins with Rosh Hashanah, starting at sundown, Wednesday, and closes with Yom Kippur, starting at sundown, Sept. 13. Rosh Hashanah begins a 10-day period which is a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sinful acts…

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Mean machines – NCOA volunteers help keep ‘em clean

Posted  September 5, 2013

Staff Sgt. David Crosby, 12th Platoon, Advanced Leadership Course, Noncommissioned Officers Academy, dries the top a water tender. According to Dave Rhodes, Fort Huachuca Fire Department, Station 2 captain, the Soldiers’ volunteer project to wash the fire vehicles was a huge time saver; normally the fire department personnel can only find time to wash about…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  September 5, 2013

Susan Turley Agency: Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Fort Huachuca Position and duties: Attorney-advisor for the legal office. Primary focus areas are contract and fiscal law, and ethics How long at current assignment: Since June 2012 How long in government service:…

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FH celebrates equal voting rights, Women’s Equality Day

Posted  September 5, 2013

Even though an annual force protection exercise was in full effect on Fort Huachuca, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, still took the time to honor Women’s Equality Day by hosting an observance in Alvarado Hall on Wednesday.

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News Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

AAFES offers eReceipts Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping the Fort Huachuca Exchange. Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts. Shoppers who select…

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FMWR Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Outdoor pool will close after Labor Day Irwin Outdoor Pool is open for its final weekend of the season, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lap swim is available all day during this time. The pool will remain open through Monday, Labor Day, then will close for the season. For more information, call 533.3858. Dance nights…

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Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted  September 5, 2013

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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Community Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Breakfast in SV Community Garden Enjoy a free breakfast on Saturday, 8 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Community Garden, 300 E. Wilcox Dr. The 2nd Annual Breakfast in the Garden is an opportunity to sample locally grown produce and learn more about the project. For $15 for a bed or $10 for a tower, anyone…

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