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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.

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Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary Sunday.


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Be careful when buying ‘pink’— research ahead

Posted  October 25, 2013

(Editor’s note: Although October is almost over, the Better Business Bureau offers sound advice when it comes to giving. With the approach of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, charities increase requests for donations. Advance research can help consumers ensure their donations reach those the funds are intended to help.) TUCSON, Ariz. — Every October, thousands…

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Breast cancer awareness may save life of person you know, love

Posted  October 25, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer sometime during her life. In the United States this year, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease. Many factors increase one’s…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  October 25, 2013

Soldier awarded Medal of Honor for ‘doing something big’ Photo property of the U.S. Army Pfc. Parker Dunn, member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, was killed in action on Oct. 23, 1918, and was awarded a Medal of Honor for his courage under fire. Oct. 23, 1918 “I want to do something big…

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Trick-or-treat safely on Fort Huachuca

Posted  October 25, 2013

Thursday is Halloween. Keep the fun in trick-or-treating on Fort Huachuca by sharing safety tips with children in advance of the spook-tacular night. Fort Huachuca’s Halloween trick-or-treat hours are 6 – 8 p.m. for youth under 14. Children, 9 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. According to the current curfew policy, children 17…

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Installation retirement ceremony honors nine retirees

Posted  October 25, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Eight Soldiers and one Airman retired from military service Friday on Brown Parade Field. They and their Families were honored during the formal retirement ceremony. Service members were honored for their commitment to the military, and Family members were recognized for supporting those who served. There comes a time at the end of…

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AKO changes coming soon — prepare now

Posted  October 25, 2013

Army plans to close retiree AKO accounts by March 31, 2014 On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online, or AKO. The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense, or DoD, services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards, or…

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Marines: 30th anniversary of Beirut bombing – survivor shares his story

Posted  October 25, 2013

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, marked the 30th anniversary of the Beirut Bombing. Two-hundred-forty-one American and 58 French service members were killed when two trucks filled with explosives crashed into the two barracks buildings.

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Fiscal year 2013 was Army’s safest year

Posted  October 25, 2013

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Fiscal year 2013 was the Army’s safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Accidental fatalities declined nine percent between fiscal years 2012 and 2013, falling to an all-time low of 137 losses. The previous benchmark was set in fiscal year 1997,…

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Senior leaders identify challenges past 2020

Posted  October 25, 2013

Senior leaders provided a snapshot of the challenges that the Army faces past 2020, during the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

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News Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,W1,V,Z Saturday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Sunday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Monday: F,P1,U1,W1,V,Z Tuesday: F,P1,U1,W,W1,V,Z Wednesday: F,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Thursday: F,M,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Chapel Harvest Festival planned The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office is conducting its annual Children’s Harvest Festival 2 –…

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