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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.

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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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October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted  October 11, 2013

Julia Yubeta Depression sufferers have no energy, feel deeply empty and believe life has no joy. October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance of this month, on Thursday, the Army joined several organizations across America in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The…

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Turnaround Point offers assistance to Soldiers, Families

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Nate Larsen, Company B, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, picks out children’s books with daughter Yeijee Larsen, 5, at Turnaround Point. The store accepts gently used books for all ages. Since 1988, the Installation Staff Chaplain’s office has been helping Families in need of assistance with Turnaround Point. Located in the…

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Fort prepares to kick off Red Ribbon Week campaign

Posted  October 11, 2013

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations, according to the National Family Partnership. To help drive home that message, Fort Huachuca’s Army Substance Abuse Program, in…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  October 11, 2013

Two courageous lieutenants launch aerial intelligence mission U.S. Air Force photo Members of the 8th Aero Squadron pose for a picture at Saizerais Aerodrome, France, on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. Oct. 9, 1918 Astonished onlookers watched the first manned hot air balloon fly for a distance of five miles over Paris in 1783. Benjamin…

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website at www.militaryonesource.mil will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be…

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ACS shares news about available resources, upcoming events

Posted  October 11, 2013

Scream Free Parenting offered Army Community Service’s Family Advocacy Program is hosting two courses that can improve relationships between spouses as well as relationships parents have with their children. Fort Huachuca chaplains and the Family Advocacy Program are hosting a six-week Scream Free Parenting Course that started Thursday. Each Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon…

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Veterans

ADVS remains open during federal shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services remains open to serve Arizona’s veterans during the federal government shutdown. “Although the federal shutdown affects some services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, ADVS remains fully operational to meet the needs of our veterans and their families,” said Ted Vogt, ADVS director. As of Tuesday, more…

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Marines: First female Marines attend infantry course

Posted  October 11, 2013

The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28.

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Air Force: Collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

Posted  October 11, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year. Approximately 150,000 SIPR Network users will migrate to the Defense Information Systems Agency SIPR email enterprise services over fiscal…

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FMWR hosts its third annual ‘Bikes and Bands’ street fair

Posted  October 11, 2013

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Sierra Cycles hit the pavement Saturday to present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair.

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