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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

On Oct. 19, 1983, Grenada’s pro-Communist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several other leaders were murdered by a faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard.

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Air Force: Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.

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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary Sunday.


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ACS shares news about available resources, upcoming training

Posted  September 13, 2013

Victim advocates available to help There are times when issues arise between domestic partners which can escalate to power, control or abuse. For the person who is confused about how to manage in this relationship, there is confidential support. Victim advocates are on Fort Huachuca year-round, around the clock — ready to assist, when needed….

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‘Check out’ all you can do with a library card

Posted  September 13, 2013

Ahhh, September! It’s the time of year one feels compelled to buy school supplies, or settle into interests old and new. Libraries everywhere have noticed this trend, which is why September is officially “Library Card Sign-up Month.” So as thoughts steer to what you will be doing to spend the cooler months ahead, consider how…

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Data thieves use smartphones to gain personal info

Posted  September 13, 2013

Smartphones can perform many of the functions of a personal computer. Keep it secure from data thieves with these tips: • Set a secret pin and password to prevent unauthorized access to the phone’s home screen to prevent others from using it. Set your smartphone to lock after five minutes when idle. • Do not…

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Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

Posted  September 13, 2013

The text on the page began to blend together as his eyes scanned the Washington Post, aimlessly jumping through the headlines.

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‘HEaDS-UP’ at Natick for better helmets

Posted  September 13, 2013

In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here are making a “HEaDS-UP” play.

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Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

Posted  September 13, 2013

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — For dedicated Soldiers who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer. Warrant officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their respective career fields. As such, they provide expert guidance and leadership to commanders and units in their given specialty,…

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Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways

Posted  September 13, 2013

Each year, hundreds of cyclists are killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents. Arizona had 23 bicycle fatalities in 2011. The nation-wide average is 600 – 850 fatalities per year, an alarming number. Motorists and cyclists can work together to help reduce the number of fatalities.

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News Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

AFGE Local 1662 to meet The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 seeks volunteers to help with different councils, especially the Women’s and Diversity Council. AFGE Local 1662 officials encourage Department of the Army civilians to take an active role and have a voice in dealing with upcoming employment changes on Fort Huachuca. AFGE…

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FMWR Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Free movie night set for tomorrow FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, “GI Joe: Retaliation,” tomorrow at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Buy advance carnival tickets and save Advance carnival…

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Take a wallet-friendly cruise next vacation, military rates available

Posted  September 13, 2013

In the midst of everyday life, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of relaxation.

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