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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.

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

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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Officials announce deadlines for holiday mail delivery

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military Postal Service Agency, or MPSA, officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays. Officials at MPSA, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, have published a chart at http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/xmas.htm that shows deadlines for various mailing options, broken down…

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Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medications safely on FH

Posted  November 1, 2013

Sgt. Jonathon Stoddard, left, Directorate of Emergency Services, assists a local resident in safely turning in unwanted medications during the annual Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back event Saturday in the parking lot at the main exchange. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., local residents turned in approximately 60 pounds of unwanted medications…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 1, 2013

Japanese Language School opened at Presidio of San Francisco Photo property of the U.S. Army This image shows the original classroom of the Fourth Army Intelligence School at the Presidio of San Francisco and is the only known image of the first class of students in class, which at the time was a military secret….

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FH, City pair up, bring special needs information to area

Posted  November 1, 2013

Fort Huachuca and the City of Sierra Vista teamed up for the first time for the fifth annual Sierra Vistability Day Saturday with the shared goal of informing the community about services available to those with special needs.

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Marines celebrate 238 years, new location, same tradition

Posted  November 1, 2013

In honor of the 238th Marine Corps’ birthday, the Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Huachuca, will hold a special birthday ball Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – midnight, at the J.W. Marriot Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson.

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Air Force: Deployed husband, wife meet — as replacements

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, or AEW, finance management office not only provides financial customer service, it also plays an important role in the accomplishment of the 455 AEW mission by executing the wing budget to fund all mission requirements.

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Two-day Haunted Hayride requires lengthy planning process

Posted  November 1, 2013

While the spookiness of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate’s Haunted Hayride is described as “not for the faint at heart,” few FMWR patrons realize the entire production is not for the “undedicated and unmotivated.”

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News Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Westbound I-10 resurfacing underway The Arizona Department of Transportation is resurfacing a 14-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10 between Willcox and Texas Canyon. Crews are currently repairing and replacing guardrail near the entrance to Texas Canyon. Motorists traveling west on I-10 will encounter travel restrictions every Monday through Thursday over the next month starting three…

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Lt. Dan Band coming to Fort Huachuca For the past decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have brought their live shows to the nation’s service members and their Families. The Lt. Dan Band travels to cities and military bases around the world playing benefit concerts and boosting the morale of U.S. military and…

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Jeannie’s Diner ‘beefs’ up menu, offers holiday party venue, plans special events

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Jeannie’s Diner crew has added new menu items, plans special holiday-related events and offers a holiday party venue to attract new and repeat customers.

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