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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.

Maci Hidalgo Salutes & Awards

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.

New-Commandant DoD

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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Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

Posted  October 25, 2013

Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish Oct. 20, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

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Events

Clip and save — area organizations offer holiday craft shows

Posted  October 25, 2013

Unique Boutique Bazaar underway The Palo Verde Palettes are holding their 29th Annual Unique Boutique Bazaar at Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, through 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Annual Craft Fair at Windemere The High Desert Crafters will host their 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair 8:30…

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Community Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Astronomy Club meets today The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in room 1101 of the Science Building, Cochise College, Sierra Vista Campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Jeff Ofstedahl, also known as “Mr. Oh!” the science director at the Center for Academic…

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Chalk Talk – October 25, 2103

Posted  October 25, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Nancy Murphy entered art from several classes in the Cochise County Fair School Arts category. The fair was held at the end of September in Douglas. Participants from schools all over Cochise County entered many different art works. All participants won a first (blue), second (red) or third (white) ribbon. All…

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Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Army photo Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (right) and her husband, now-retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, (left) supporting her. WASHINGTON – “My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting…

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Supporting a friend with breast cancer

Posted  October 18, 2013

Photo by Melissa Applebee Restless Wings Photography Cancer survivor Robin Vander Linden, 33, Sierra Vista, her daughter Samantha, 6, and the women that have played an important role in Robin’s life, gathered for a group photograph prior to the start of her chemotherapy treatments, April 2013. “What? Breast cancer? But she’s too young … she…

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Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

Posted  October 18, 2013

While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025 The work to become net zero in energy has already started according to Bill Hill, garrison energy…

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EEO reminds workforce ‘we are equal to the task’

Posted  October 18, 2013

In recognition of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Fort Huachuca Equal Employment Opportunity Office promotes recruiting, hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities as part of sustaining a diverse workforce. A diverse workforce goes beyond a mission statement or core values of an organization. Diversity in the workplace utilizes individuals’ various skills and…

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DoD leaders worry about shutdown’s effect on Civilian morale

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is hurting Department of Defense civilian morale, the department’s comptroller told Congress yesterday. Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale told the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee DoD civilians have been through a lot over the past year and it is hurting productivity. The furloughs triggered by the shutdown…

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Combined Federal Campaign placed on hold

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Combined Federal Campaign has been placed on hold while the federal government shutdown continues, according to a Pentagon memo. Susan A. Yarwood, the human resources director with Washington Headquarters Services, announced that CFC activities in the continental United States, apart from on-going employee contributions, are indefinitely suspended. The campaign is a one-stop shop for…

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