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Soldier with heart for young people coaches wrestling teams

Sgt. 1st Class John Rivera Jr., an operations and administrative non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, works on wrestling holds with Buena High School students Cahan Sasica (left) and Jordan Ritchie at Buena High School. Rivera is also president of the Team Chute Boxe Wrestling Club where he coaches children, 4 and…

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IMCOM human capital plan shapes 2025 workforce, builds legacy

Amanda Kraus Rodriguez Dana Davis, a financial management specialist at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Europe Region headquarters and member of the SHCP working group, prepares draft copies of the Strategic Human Capital Plan for IMCOM headquarters staffing. SAN ANTONIO – The newly developed U.S. Army Installation Management Command Strategic Human Capital Plan lays groundwork…

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Carter took office Tuesday as 25th defense secretary

Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz Incoming Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives at the Pentagon to assume duties as the newly appointed Secretary of Defense, Tuesday. WASHINGTON — Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of defense Tuesday after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Intelligence played role in Philippine Insurrection, 1899 – 1902 Photos from the National Archives U.S. Infantry are shown entrenched against the Filipinos, ca. 1899 – 1900. On April 23, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain in response to unrest in Cuba and the sinking of the American battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor….

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Diving platform at Barnes Field House helps with Soldier training

Barnes Field House has a training aid, one that will help Soldiers with their water safety.


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Garrison sergeant major relinquishes responsibility, says ‘goodbye’

Posted  January 10, 2014

Maranda Flynn Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, outgoing garrison command sergeant major, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, symbolizing Daigle’s relinquishment of responsibility, Dec. 19 in Alvarado Hall. Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, garrison command sergeant major, said his farewells to the Soldiers, Families and friends who played…

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DoD: Military blood program director urges generosity

Posted  January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — The director of the Armed Services Blood Program wants all service members to be part of a new arms race. Col. Richard McBride wants service members to roll up their sleeves and donate blood to help fellow service members and their Families. Historically, blood levels shrink around the holidays, and since 1970, January…

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Navy: Navy Cash/Marine Cash® cardholders protected from Target® data breach

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William Goodwin Disbursing Officer, Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Williams, left, and Disbursing Clerk 1st Class Michael Brett, display their Navy Cash Cards in front of a K80 terminal aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). The system, which began March 23, 2004, eliminates cash and…

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Legislation changing UCMJ, especially for sex crimes

Posted  January 10, 2014

Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau Sweeping changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, signed Dec. 26, according to an expert in the Army’s Office of the Judge Advocate General. WASHINGTON — The National Defense Authorization Act, passed last month, requires sweeping…

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Submit IG issues, allegations in timely manner

Posted  January 10, 2014

Did you know that complainants who have Inspector General, or IG, issues or allegations must present them in a timely manner? Waiting until the last minute to seek assistance may make it more difficult to address them. It is not required for an IG to look into an issue or allegation if the complainant does…

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News Briefs January 10, 2014

Posted  January 10, 2014

FH Blood Drive planned The Armed Services Blood Program will host a blood drive Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Eifler Fitness Center. Appointments are limited to the first 175 donors. To schedule, go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil. For more information, call the Fort Bliss, Texas, Blood Donor Center, 1.915.742.6365. CDC parking lot construction…

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New access control program vets civilian personnel entering post

Posted  December 20, 2013

Courtesy of the Physical Security Office Non-CAC card holders were introduced to a scanner like the one in this picture as part of the Rapid Gate program which began Dec. 1. The scanners are used to validate drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification and can bring up background information on the card-holder. Personnel entering…

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DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award winners

Posted  December 20, 2013

Department of Defense announces the recipients of this year’s DoD Chief Information Officer Awards at a Pentagon ceremony Dec. 6. This year marked the 13th anniversary of the DoD CIO Award and is the highest honor recognized by the department for achievement in Information Management, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance. More than 100 nominations…

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HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  December 20, 2013

As we celebrate this holiday season and approach the New Year, I hope you will all take time to reflect on the many accomplishments we’ve made and the challenges we’ve overcome as an installation and an Army. You’ve all contributed greatly to enhancing America’s fighting force and I want to thank you for your hard…

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Fort Huachuca pays respect to fallen K-9 Unit Soldier

Posted  December 20, 2013

Maranda Flynn Kerina Mariana pets Benny, the working dog assigned to her husband, Staff Sgt. John Mariana, K-9 Unit dog handler, prior to his recent passing on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. Benny was given to Kerina, who is a prior military working dog handler, following her husband’s memorial service Dec. 12. Hundreds of local Soldiers,…

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