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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.

Dr. Randal Schoepp Health & Safety

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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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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Veterans

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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Protect yourself — get your flu vaccine

Posted  October 25, 2013

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to use the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized.

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FMWR Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween today and tomorrow. From 6 – 9 p.m. both days, various free children’s activities will be available. For older kids and adults, the haunted house will be open from 6 – 10 p.m.; and from 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay rides.” All…

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Students see red — Red Ribbon Week celebration underway

Posted  October 25, 2013

Students within the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District wore red this week participating in the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation.

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