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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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FH celebrates equal voting rights, Women’s Equality Day

Posted  September 5, 2013

Even though an annual force protection exercise was in full effect on Fort Huachuca, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, still took the time to honor Women’s Equality Day by hosting an observance in Alvarado Hall on Wednesday.

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News Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

AAFES offers eReceipts Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping the Fort Huachuca Exchange. Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts. Shoppers who select…

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FMWR Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Outdoor pool will close after Labor Day Irwin Outdoor Pool is open for its final weekend of the season, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lap swim is available all day during this time. The pool will remain open through Monday, Labor Day, then will close for the season. For more information, call 533.3858. Dance nights…

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Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted  September 5, 2013

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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Community Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Breakfast in SV Community Garden Enjoy a free breakfast on Saturday, 8 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Community Garden, 300 E. Wilcox Dr. The 2nd Annual Breakfast in the Garden is an opportunity to sample locally grown produce and learn more about the project. For $15 for a bed or $10 for a tower, anyone…

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Chalk Talk – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Draeger’s third grade students have begun a unit in life Science. They have been observing lima beans with their hand lenses. The youth have removed the seed jacket and identified the radical, root; plumule, shoot; and cotyledon, leaf. It is important that students’ vocabulary increases while studying in various content…

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NETCOM general relinquishes command, moves to DISA

Posted  August 23, 2013

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn passes the organization colors to Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, signifying his relinquishment of command during a ceremony Aug. 15, at Greely Hall. Excelling at everything is a rare trait. But for one general officer, it is something he has done since completing the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a…

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Secretary of Defense memorandum on integrity of military justice process

Posted  August 23, 2013

This memorandum reiterates my expectations and those of the President regarding the integrity of the military justice process. Every military officer and enlisted member of the Department of Defense is to be made aware of its contents. Military justice is an essential element of good order and discipline, the indispensible ingredient that allows our Armed…

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ISEC changes command, former commander moves to NETCOM

Posted  August 23, 2013

Photo by Maranda Flynn Col. Kris Kramarich, outgoing commander, United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, passes the guidon to Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, commanding general, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, relinquishing her duties, during the change of command ceremony, Aug. 15 at Greely Hall. Officers of the United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or…

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Five FH students receive MMH scholarships

Posted  August 23, 2013

Michaels Military Housing officials recently announced that five students who live on Fort Huachuca have been awarded educational grants from their affiliated educational foundation. These educational grants can be used by the recipients to pay tuition costs at any accredited college, university or vocational training program in the country. The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, a…

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