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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.

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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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Giving ‘gift of groceries?’ Think commissary gift cards

Posted  October 24, 2014

No matter the occasion, commissary gift cards are always available to help family members, friends and organizations give the gift of groceries. The cards, which come in dominations of $25 and $50, can be purchased by anyone at any commissary worldwide or online. However, only an authorized patron can redeem them. The cards are available…

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Fire Prevention Safety Week features Jaws of Life demonstration

Posted  October 24, 2014

Fort Huachuca firefighters pull a “man” out of a crushed vehicle during a demonstration in the PX parking lot on Oct. 10. The firefighters named the doll, used as a prop during training, “Rescue Randy.”   Fort Huachuca firefighters prepare to remove the roof of a vehicle during a demonstration for Families and children in…

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Marines: Passing of Corps; Dunford becomes 36th commandant

Posted  October 24, 2014

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.

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DOD: Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers

Posted  October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the…

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Flu shots: MI Student Clinic staff administer vaccine, facilitate 2-13th Avn. Regt. mission

Posted  October 24, 2014

Students line up before opening time outside the Military Intelligence Student Clinic on the Columbus Day training holiday Oct. 10 to get their flu vaccine. When another venue fell through, the MI Student Clinic staff volunteered to vaccinate the Service members so the requirement would not adversely affect the students’ training mission.   The first…

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FMWR Briefs – October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween today and Saturday. Various free children’s activities will be available 6 – 9 p.m. both days. For older youth and adults, the haunted house will be open 6 – 10 p.m.; and 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay rides.” All activities will be…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. Fiber cable installation to begin A construction crew will begin installing overhead fiber cables Monday at Hatfield and Irwin Monday. They will move toward Jeffords…

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Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted  October 24, 2014

‘Be Food Safe’ FORT LEE, Va. — Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses. For the Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. “From the store to their kitchen…

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2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

Posted  October 24, 2014

Philip Velez Philip Velez takes on military life in this 2014 Army Digital Photography Contest 1st place entry “3.14.” Winners received cash prizes from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO — The Army announced that entry submissions for the Army Digital Photography Contest…

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Community Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

Everyone wins with WENS Cochise County now has an emergency notification system for relaying urgent messaging throughout the County. The system, WENS (Wireless Emergency Notification System), is capable of instantaneously contacting residents who live within a target group or area. Contact can be made through traditional hardwire phones, cell phones, texting, and email. Those living…

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