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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

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Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

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Natick takes shelter ballistic protection to the ‘X’ level

Sometimes going ballistic is a good thing, particularly if it means working to enhance ballistic protection where Soldiers live, work, sleep and eat.

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Families earn free admission to Blue Star Museums

Families have until Sept. 1 to explore more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums for free this year. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Department of Defense and participating museums.


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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  June 21, 2013

Thaddeus Lowe demonstrates hot air balloon Photo property of the U.S. Army Photo property of the U.S. Army Thaddeus Lowe, in balloon, observes the battlefield at the Battle of Fair Oaks. June 18, 1861 Dropping out of the sky in a hot air balloon into the mountains of Pea Ridge, S. C., in April 1861,…

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Every dog must have its special day

Posted  June 21, 2013

Angela Camara Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, shows his dog, Bambi, a 12-year-old miniature dachshund, popularly referred to as a ‘wiener dog,’ what it’s really like to be the top dog on Fort Huachuca. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, our four-legged…

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Considering getting a pet? ‘Paws,’ reflect on regs, safety

Posted  June 21, 2013

Are you a pet owner on Fort Huachuca? If so, it is important to make sure that you and your furry family member are staying safe and following installation regulations. Most domestic animals are permitted in post housing; however, Fort Huachuca does have strict guidelines. According to Installation Pet Policy 061, animals that are banned…

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Canine companions – more than just man’s best friend, some dogs have military mission

Posted  June 21, 2013

In the United States, the use of dogs for military purposes extends further into history than many may think. During the Civil War and World War I, canines were used to protect, to communicate messages, and as advertisement, propaganda and recruiting mascots.

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Dental clinic here provides dental health services, follows safe practices

Posted  June 21, 2013

In recent years, many studies have come out linking oral health to overall health. According to Col. Kendall Ray, Runion Dental Clinic dentist, there is truth to these studies.

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News Briefs – June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

BWBAHC clinics, services closure All clinics and services for Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will be closed on Thursday from 1 – 5 p.m. to conduct mandatory training. Clinics and services will resume normal business hours on Friday. Bear activity noted on post Bears are out and actively searching for food and water. This…

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FMWR Briefs – June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

Free movie night set for tomorrow FMWR will present a free moonlight movie “Hotel Transylvania,” tomorrow at Irwin Pool. The movie will start at dusk. Enjoy free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is now open for…

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Dueling piano show entertains TMAC crowd

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre came alive Saturday night as loud music emanated from the building. Even louder laughter and cheering came from the crowd as a packed room found itself entertained by the show, “Dueling Pianos.”

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Community Briefs June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

MVC races to celebrate dads Mountain Vista Communities celebrated Father’s Day Saturday with a pinewood derby held at the MVC community Center. Three members and two leaders from Sierra Vista Cub Scout Pack 464 donated their time and use of their track for the event. Here, Ian Lyle, 9, prepares to collect a pair of…

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11th Signal Brigade changes command, cases colors

Posted  June 14, 2013

Sgt. Robert England 1st Lt. Alex Bridgeforth ,far left, and 1st Sgt. Daniel Stewart ,far right, the company command team and Col. James Parks III, right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Rambert ,left, the brigade command team for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, case their respective colors in preparation for the brigade headquarters’…

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