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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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Metal detecting may lead to penalties, injuries

Posted  September 6, 2013

Although metal detecting or treasure hunting is a fun hobby, and hunting for lost items in public use areas is considered relatively harmless, metal detector use on Fort Huachuca is strictly prohibited. Over the past summer, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, or ENRD, personnel have encountered people using metal detectors at picnic areas and found…

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Be a hero during National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 6, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month, or NPM. NPM, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Army Campaign and U.S. Army leadership. The event is designed to heighten awareness and encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. The theme for this year’s NPM is “You…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history: September 6

Posted  September 6, 2013

Army Intelligence Center established at Fort Holabird, Md. Photo property of U.S. Army This was the entrance of the Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Md., in 1957. Sept. 1, 1954 In the years following World War II, the Army’s intelligence organizations were divided into the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence (previously the Military…

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Credit report disputes — what people need to know

Posted  September 6, 2013

Imagine being in the market for a new car. You visit a dealership downtown and find the perfect car – low mileage, great condition, all the bells and whistles. You tell the dealer he’s made the sale, but you will need financing. He pulls your credit score and goes to work. But when he returns…

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CECOM ISEC provides technical support for 82nd Airborne Division’s new Joint Operations Center at Fort Bragg

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Bragg, N.C. — The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Command’s Information Systems Engineering Command, or USAISEC, is providing technical assistance in support of audio and visual information systems at the 82nd Airborne Division’s new headquarters facility at Fort Bragg, N.C. “ISEC is responsible for the engineer, furnish, install and test of audio and visual information systems…

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Recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, or AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation are unaffected by defense budget cuts.

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Department of Defense’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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Actor Gary Sinise becomes honorary Marine

Posted  September 6, 2013

Actor and musician Gary Sinise was named an honorary U.S. Marine during a ceremony at the Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 29.

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NETCOM non-rider leaders receive motorcycle training

Posted  September 6, 2013

For the most part, the moderate Arizona weather makes motorcycle riding a year-round activity. Add to that the freedom that comes with more relaxed laws in regards to protective equipment wear, and it’s not surprising to see riders in shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes and no helmet.

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Health & Safety

Freedom comes with risk, responsibility

Posted  September 6, 2013

Motorcycles are a means of transportation; they move a rider from one place to another just as cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles do. Motorcycles are also a gateway to a culture that embraces the freedom of the open road that can only be appreciated by other riders. Exposed to the elements without the confines…

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