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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.

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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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Antiterrorism measures will soon be part of contracting

Posted  April 12, 2012

“Antiterrorism Measures In Contracting,” is this month’s quarterly AT theme on Fort Huachuca. “Contractors play a huge role not only on Fort Huachuca but also Department of Defense-wide; but there can be a down side. It’s a double-edged sword in a sense, because many times contractors have access to computers, sensitive materials and sites, to…

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FH Exchange to hold wireless sale

Posted  April 12, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange offers the latest mobile phone models through its Exchange Mobile Center, featuring the hottest phones from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, prepaid options from Boost and a variety of service plans and accessories at competitive prices. Mobile phones will go on sale with the FH Exchange’s first Semi-Annual Wireless Sale…

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ACS announces programs, shares events

Posted  April 12, 2012

AFAP resolves local issue, introduces eight The Army Family Action Plan is the Army’s grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, Department of the Army civilians and families to senior leaders for action. At the Feb. 29 Garrison Commander’s AFAP Steering Committee meeting; the…

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Look ‘behind scenes’ at SV public library

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you ever wondered how a book actually gets onto the shelf at your library? Chances are you haven’t, so we want to give you a look at what happens “behind the scenes” at the Sierra Vista Public Library! The process of selecting books for the library can be complex, but essentially staff looks to…

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Beware — DFAS fiancé scam letter circulating

Posted  April 12, 2012

A letter is making the rounds purporting to be from Defense Finance and Accounting Service asking military members’ fiancées to register in “our (DFAS) system” entitling them to benefits in the event of the member’s death, all for only a $350 fee. DFAS officials tell fiancées to “Save your money. It’s not true. It’s not…

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Fort Huachuca Exchange committed to offering best prices on or offline

Posted  April 12, 2012

According to a recent article in “PC World,” more than half of U.S. adult mobile phone owners used a handset for shopping assistance while in stores during the 2011 holiday season. Additionally, a quarter of these shoppers went online to see if they could find a better price for a product they were considering buying….

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Barnes FH pool reopens

Posted  April 12, 2012

After nearly a year, swimmers can again enjoy the indoor pool at Barnes Field House. Although the formal grand reopening is slated to happen in a few weeks, the pool is already open for use.

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Trail cameras now operating on fort

Posted  April 12, 2012

Surveillance cameras are now being set up across Fort Huachuca to monitor the illegal feeding of wildlife on post. Recently an officer in the Grierson Housing Area found a feeding station hidden behind a large pine tree. The food included fresh apples, oranges and grapefruit. The officer saw signs of javelina and deer at the…

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First Lady Obama: Nation must ‘step up forever’ for military families

Posted  April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — As First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden mark the first anniversary of their “Joining Forces” campaign this week, the two say they will continue to solidify its successes so a structured effort to help military families is a permanent part of American culture. The pair reflected on the campaign’s success during…

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Fort Huachuca set to recognize volunteers

Posted  April 12, 2012

I love my job! As the Fort Huachuca Army Volunteer Corps coordinator at Army Community Service, I have the opportunity to work with our community volunteers every day. I have been an active volunteer since I was in the 4th grade, and here I am some 30-odd years later still giving back to my community….

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