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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.

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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Memo prepares DoD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON – Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DoD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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Army

Former Aberdeen commander speaks about combating sexual assault

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photo by Marranda Flynn Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention victim advocate, expressed her appreciation for the Army SHARP program to Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley. Shadley visited Fort Huachuca on Monday and Tuesday to speak on his personal leadership challenges in the…

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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates leadership serving with honor, pride

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, serves as guest speaker for the Hispanic Heritage Month event Tuesday in Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Hispanics Serving and Leading our Nation with Pride and Honor.” Soldiers and Civilians gathered at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre…

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Civilian of the month

Posted  September 27, 2013

Eric S. Hortin Civilian of the Month: Eric S. Hortin Agency: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: As the deputy in the Public Affairs Office, I am a virtual jack-of-all-trades. My duties include monitoring and updating the command’s social media and public web presences, basic video work, designing publications,…

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Veterans

ACAP services available to retirees

Posted  September 27, 2013

Last month I attended the Fort Huachuca Army Career and Alumni Program Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The facility has been completely remodeled and has some terrific services available. I was reminded at that time that ACAP services are available for retired service members. Many normally consider ACAP to be a service for only for those service…

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Veteran designation introduced for driver licenses

Posted  September 27, 2013

PHOENIX — Two new services will be offered to military veterans by the Arizona Department of Transportation, effective Sept. 16. Veterans will have the option to have a designation on their Arizona-issued driver license, commercial driver license, identification card or instruction permit denoting their military service. In addition, veterans applying for an Arizona commercial driver…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history September 27

Posted  September 27, 2013

Purple is much more than color for signals intelligence Courtesy Photo The SIS used this analog of the Japanese Purple machine to decipher Japanese diplomatic messages in 1940. Sept. 25, 1940 By the spring of 1939, William Friedman’s teams of cryptologists had already achieved partial success with the Italian and German code-systems and the Japanese…

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Navy: Southeast Asia refugees tour Pearl Harbor

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released Members of the World Federation of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos take photos of the Ex-USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while on a boat tour of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In 1979 Tarawa rescued 400 Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea. PEARL…

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Marines: Marine Corps, Army collaborate to support joint force

Posted  September 27, 2013

Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas, Sept. 12.

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Air Force: Deployed Airmen jump in to help Jordanians with comm issues

Posted  September 27, 2013

Members from the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron installed communications equipment for Jordanians service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Sept. 7.

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