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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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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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Community Briefs September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Marines…

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Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army’s civilian workforce

Posted  September 6, 2013

Photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., right, and Congressman Ron Barber share an umbrella during a monsoon storm on Fort Huachuca Aug.29 when the two men visited here. Westphal’s visit was part of a three-day trip to Arizona to address Army leaders about the impact of…

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Don’t let stigma keep you from seeking help

Posted  September 6, 2013

I have been employed by the Army for more than 39 years. During my career, I’ve seen Soldiers be ridiculed because they went on sick call or singled out because they had problems. I know the frustrations leaders face when they are trying to complete a mission and they have Soldiers who are unavailable for…

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