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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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Army scientists scout new energy solutions for battlefield

Posted  April 26, 2013

What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for Warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean?

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Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

Posted  April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – A “David-and-Goliath” scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drug maker’s decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, commander of Fort Bliss,…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Posted  April 26, 2013

Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

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Fort wins award for safety culture

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fort Huachuca excelled in safety for fiscal year 2013, or FY 2013, earning the U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer Award. It recognizes the efforts and dedication put forth by the Garrison to create a positive safety culture. “[The U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer Award] means a lot because it shows that the organization is doing…

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Army recognizes Fort’s antiterrorism officer

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fort Huachuca has achieved its first antiterrorism award. Jesse Markum, Antiterrorism Officer, was selected to the Fiscal Year 2012 Army Antiterrorism Honor Roll. Markum is one of 30 recipients and the first officer to represent Fort Huachuca.

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Health & Safety

Most TRICARE beneficiaries unaffected by Prime Service Area reductions

Posted  April 26, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries eligible for Prime. The 3 percent difference, comprising about 171,000 beneficiaries, will automatically revert to the TRICARE Standard health care option on Oct. 1, 2013. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lieutenant plays integral role during Spanish-American War April 23, 1898 Courtesy photo. 1st Lt. Andrew Rowan, attaché to Cuba, played an integral role in the exchange of intelligence during the Spanish-American War. The world situation in 1898 was highly charged. Beginning in 1492, Spain had built an empire along the Atlantic seaboard which, at its…

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Role of a 35M – just how do we get info?

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. James Allen Released U.S. Army Pfc. Lux Duran, left, a human intelligence collector with the 504th Military Intelligence Company, speaks with an Afghan villager Dec. 9, 2011, during an operation in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Fort Huachuca is the largest training center in the United States for Military Intelligence, or…

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Volunteers get well-deserved recognition

Posted  April 26, 2013

Photos by Maranda Flynn Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, received the annual hourly savings check from Jennifer Rickert, Fort Huachuca volunteer program manager, Wednesday at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon. This check represents the amount of money that volunteer services saved the Fort Huachuca garrison. The Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and…

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It’s our job to keep terrorists guessing

Posted  April 26, 2013

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – Sitting one row behind me next to the window, she blended in with the other travelers, casually dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved white shirt layered under a pink short-sleeved shirt. We, and about 150 other airline passengers, were leaving Detroit for a long fight to Amsterdam Aug. 20. She…

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