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  • UAS are the eye of the battlefield

    Jul 23, 2013

    LAGUnmanned Aircraft Systems - previously referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles or remotely operated aircraft/vehicles - come in a variety of shapes and sizes; providing aerial surveillance and security for service members and coalition forces throughout Afghanistan. Soldiers assigned to Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, conducted reconnaissance missions with the RQ-7B Shadow from Combat Outpost Xio Hoq, giving commanders an accurate view of the battlefield.

  • 717th MI Battalion changes commander

    Jul 18, 2013

    Underlining its designation as "Alamo Station," the 717th Military Intelligence Battalion conducted its change of command July 10, 2013, on the grounds of the Alamo. In the traditional passing of the colors, Lt. Col. Jay Haley succeeded Lt. Col. Joseph Kushner as commander of the 470th MI Brigade's signals intelligence (SIGINT) battalion

  • 470th MI Brigade commander changes

    Jul 18, 2013

    Even while dark clouds hung threateningly over the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade brightly shined July 17, 2013, for its change of command. In traditional ceremonies marking the change, Col. Timothy Chafos succeeded Col. Pierre Gervais as commander of the brigade.

  • Army to link online training to NCO advancement

    Jul 17, 2013

  • First female Soldiers graduate Artillery Mechanic course

    Jul 16, 2013

    History was made July 16 as the first women to attend the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Artillery Mechanic (91P), course graduated during a ceremony here. The 15-week military occupational specialty has, until the beginning of this class, been restricted to male students.

  • Operation Rising Star calling garrisons - deadline looms

    Jul 15, 2013

    Army Entertainment is getting set to launch the ninth season of Operation Rising Star, a military singing contest based on the American Idol format. Garrisons have until July 29, 2013, to register for local competition, which will be contested in September and/or October.

  • Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn't always cooperate in people's favor.

  • Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know -- and practice -- proper risk management.

  • Make it yours, Program encourages post residents to beautify their yards

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has reintroduced a former Fort Huachuca housing program that encourages residents of on-post quarters to individualize their yards to both enhance neighborhood attractiveness and make living in on-post housing areas more like living in off-post communities.

  • Corps of Intelligence Police Initiated, 11 July 1917

    Jul 15, 2013

    On 11 July 1917, Major Dennis Nolan, Intelligence Chief in Pershing's American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I, wrote to the Chief of Staff of the Army requesting …"that fifty secret service men, who have had training in police work [and] who speak French fluently, be enlisted as sergeants of infantry in service in intelligence work and sent to France at an early date. As these men will be in intimate relation with the French people, it is a matter of great importance that they not only speak the language but are men of high character." Accordingly, a month later, the War Department authorized the creation of the Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP. Finally, counterintelligence, which had been practiced since the inception of the American Army, was given official recognition as a professional discipline in an organized intelligence section, or G2.

  • New leader assumes command of future-ready Army EPG

    Jul 11, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca-headquartered U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAPEG, changed leadership Tuesday during a change of command ceremony on the installation's historic Brown Parade Field.

  • Army Reserve hopes to recruit more drill sergeants

    Jul 10, 2013

    With a continuous need for leadership, U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeant recruiters are seeking men and women with a strong desire to guide and mentor future Soldiers.

  • Change to Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy takes effect Aug. 1

    Jul 8, 2013

    Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.

  • Children can eat healthy while on-the-go

    Jul 8, 2013

    Fruits and veggies are perfect lunch-time snacks

  • Beat the Heat

    Jul 8, 2013

    Summer is a beautiful time of year; however, we should always be aware of the associated dangers lurking around the corner.

  • Independence Day message from Army Leadership

    Jul 3, 2013

    Celebrating Independence and Soldiers in Service to the Nation

  • June 8, 2013 -- CSA's remarks at Sergeants Major Academy graduation ceremony

    Jul 2, 2013

    June 8, 2013 -- CSA's remarks at Sergeants Major Academy graduation ceremony

  • TRADOC leads review of MOS standards, gender integration

    Jul 2, 2013

    As U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to design the force of the future, it will also review the standards for all Soldiers -- men and women alike -- to support the future force.

  • Senior enlisted noncommissioned officer position changes hands

    Jul 1, 2013

    Network Enterprise Technology Command observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant major to another.

  • Sgt. Maj. Holiday bids farewell to USAICoE, FH

    Jun 28, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major, made one final impact on the Fort Huachuca community June 21. On Brown Parade Field in front of Family, friends, community members and USAICoE units, Holiday participated in his final change of responsibility, followed by his retirement ceremony.

  • 305th MI Battalion holds change of command for incoming, outgoing commanders

    Jun 28, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In the early morning sun on Wednesday, the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion said goodbye to one commander and welcomed another during the change of command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field.

  • Army Medicine's Secure Messaging Service activates here Monday

    Jun 28, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Effective Monday, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, enrollees will be able to conveniently communicate online with their primary care providers at RWBAHC via secure messaging.

  • Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

    Jun 28, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers. Fifteen were non-injury rescued, eight were injured and two suffered from dehydration, according to Carol Capas, Cochise County Sheriff Department information officer.

  • Commissary to close on Tuesdays during furlough

    Jun 28, 2013

    Fort Huachuca Commissary customers who regularly shop on Tuesdays will have to plan to shop on a different day effective July 9 through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013. The Fort Huachuca Commissary will be closed on Tuesdays when the planned furlough due to sequestration begins the week of July 8.

  • Commissaries use research to determine savings

    Jun 28, 2013

    One of the benefits commissary shoppers enjoy is an overall cost savings over goods and supplies purchased at outside retailers. These savings help keep customers coming back.

  • First MI Magazine

    Jun 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The move of the United States Army Intelligence Center and School (USAICS) from Fort Holabird to Fort Huachuca in 1971 was an important step in the professionalization of the MI Branch, which was only nine years old by that time. Much organizational turbulence would follow within the next few years, as four separate intelligence organizations merged into a fully integrated center and school.

  • TRADOC celebrates 40th Birthday

    Jun 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will celebrate its 40th year of developing, educating and adapting Soldiers and leaders into the force that we know today, July 1, 2013.

  • Brigade combat teams cut at 10 posts will help other BCTs grow

    Jun 25, 2013

    The Army announced June 25, 2013, that 10 brigade combat teams based in the United States are slated to be reorganized by the end of fiscal year 2017.

  • Water Management: Corps' Southwestern Division partners to build resilient, reliable water resource

    Jun 23, 2013

    With 28 reservoirs in Texas with storage set aside for water supply, and 74 multipurpose water reservoirs within the region, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division has been working with state and local governments and other stakeholders to ensure they are able to meet the water needs of the area.

  • 14th Military Intelligence Battalion inactivates

    Jun 21, 2013

    The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion inactivated in a ceremony June 14, 2013, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

  • US, Republic of Georgia participate in joint disaster relief exercise

    Jun 20, 2013

    U.S. military and civilians, alongside representatives from the Republic of Georgia's agency ministries participated in the third annual Shared Horizons exercise, June 18-22, 2013, in Tblisi, Georgia.

  • MEDDAC holds change of command, award ceremony for outgoing commander

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. -Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center started off its change of command Wednesday with a different twist. It began with an award ceremony in a relaxing setting. Before entering the Arizona sun on Brown Parade Field for the formal change of command, Soldiers gathered in the shade around the gazebo to present awards to Col. William Moran, outgoing commander, prior to the ceremony.

  • Chaplain honored for FH, Iraq service

    Jun 20, 2013

  • DPTMS works on integrating bugle calls with emergency alert system

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Members of the Fort Huachuca community have noticed more bugle calls and alert testing over the past few weeks. The reason behind that extra noise is a future integration of two systems -- the mass notification alert system and the historical bugle calls.

  • More resources now available for MI instructors on FH

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- After three years of planning, the Fort Huachuca Military Intelligence Staff and Faculty Development Division held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at O'Neil Hall to celebrate the grand opening of the Instructor Resource Center, or IRC, on Wednesday.

  • Dueling piano show entertains TMAC crowd

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre came alive Saturday night as loud music emanated from the building. Even louder laughter and cheering came from the crowd as a packed room found itself entertained by the show, "Dueling Pianos." Unlike a traditional piano bar show with two grand pianos, this was a two-man show featuring musicians on keyboards. Both men played the music, sang and took turns as emcees for the entire event.

  • MVC races to celebrate dads

    Jun 20, 2013

  • Sgt. Audie Murphy Club honors newest inductees

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca Chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, celebrated the 238th Army birthday in its own way, by inducting six new Soldiers into its elite organization of non-commissioned officers. The ceremony took place June 14 in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall.

  • Canine companions-more than just man's best friend, some dogs have military mission

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In the United States, the use of dogs for military purposes extends further into history than many may think. During the Civil War and World War I, canines were used to protect, to communicate messages, and as advertisement, propaganda and recruiting mascots.

  • Considering getting a pet? 'Paws,' reflect on regs, safety

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Are you a pet owner on Fort Huachuca? If so, it is important to make sure that you and your furry family member are staying safe and following installation regulations.

  • Distracted driving is deadly

    Jun 19, 2013

    Motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver kill thousands of people each year on America's roadways. Anytime drivers text, use a cell phone or navigation system, change a radio station, eat or drink, or do anything that diverts their attention from the road, the opportunity for an accident to happen increases exponentially.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center develops software patch for FDA blood transfusion requirements

    Jun 18, 2013

    In support of Program Executive Office Defense Health Services Systems, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center developed a software patch for the Medical Situational Awareness in Theater and Theater Medical Data Store applications.

  • Putting the brakes on aviation breakdowns

    Jun 18, 2013

    In Army aviation, we are missing opportunities to prevent accidents. Current prevailing trends include breakdowns in standards, discipline and maintenance. Digging deeper, a common thread emerges between these three areas: Human error, which now is attributed to more than 80 percent of aviation accidents.

  • Smaller satellite terminal solution being fielded following Network Integration Evaluations

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army is fielding to its first unit a new, smaller ground satellite terminal referred to as "SNAP Lite."

  • Army considers civilian victim advocates

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army is considering doing away with uniformed victim advocates and hiring civilians in their place, said the general in charge of the Army's personnel policy.

  • Protect yourself from tick bites this summer

    Jun 17, 2013

    Higher grass gives ticks more places to live

  • 11th Signal Brigade changes command, cases colors

    Jun 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 11th Signal Brigade held a change of command and casing of colors ceremony on June 7 on Brown Parade Field. Not only did the unit change commanders, but they formally bid farewell to the installation they've called "home" for nearly 50 years.

  • FH Select Honor Guard Soldiers receive awards, gratitude for selfless act

    Jun 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Three Soldiers from the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard received special recognition Monday for going above and beyond the call of duty to honor a fallen veteran. Staff Sgt. Jammy Frison, Staff Sgt. Ryan Rendina and Pfc. Orville Arel volunteered their own off-duty time to render honors at the memorial service of Alfred Bopp, a veteran Marine who served in the Korean War.

  • Equipment situational awareness matters

    Jun 14, 2013

    There's an element of risk involved when Soldiers work in motor pools, around aircraft or any equipment that must be climbed to accomplish different tasks. For many Soldiers, it's part of a safely accomplished mission; but for others, a split-second mishap serves as a lifelong reminder of the associated hazards.

  • Play hard, ride hard, be safe -- company does it all in one day

    Jun 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- More than 200 people came together for safety-related and fun activities during a special event last week at Veterans' Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

  • B Troop celebrates 40th anniversary on July 4

    Jun 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Forty years ago America was a different place. The Vietnam War had just ended. The Watergate investigations were underway. Gasoline was 36 cents per gallon. Men wore long sideburns, woman wore mini-skirts, and Tony Orlando was singing "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Ole Oak Tree."

  • When writing to Congress, follow rules for effective communication

    Jun 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - As a member of the military community, everyone has the right to contact their elected officials. Congress wants to hear their constituents' concerns and opinions -- and they should.

  • VA meets goal to hire mental health professionals

    Jun 14, 2013

    TUCSON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama's August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for veterans, service members, and military Families. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System has hired five new mental health professionals towards this goal.

  • SHARP efforts gaining strength, workplace inspections enforced

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army is taking aggressive measures to put a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault, but further action is still necessary, according to Army surveys.

  • Odierno: Unfortunately, some still tolerate sexual assault

    Jun 13, 2013

    There are some in the Army who may not yet fully appreciate the gravity of the sexual assault situation in the Army, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • 24/7 SARC Hotline

    Jun 13, 2013

    24/7 SARC Hotline

  • Intel soldiers stay fit with CrossFit

    Jun 11, 2013

    When the duty day ends in Afghanistan, soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division)'s intelligence section jump for joy. Actually, they jump on boxes.

  • National Safety Month 2013 tri-signed letter

    Jun 11, 2013

    National Safety Month 2013 tri-signed letter

  • McHugh creates greater oversight, screening of those who aid victims

    Jun 11, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh detailed a new directive that will make the Army the first military branch to require behavioral health screenings for those who counsel sexual assault victims, during remarks at the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention conference, June 11, 2013, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Joint US Army/Indonesia Exercise 'Garuda Shield' Begins

    Jun 11, 2013

    More than ten days of intensive joint training involving U.S. and Indonesian troops is underway with the start of Garuda Shield 13.

  • Colombians Partner During Beyond the Horizon

    Jun 11, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador, June 11, 2013 -- Capt. Ernesto Santamaria of the Colombian army remembers a scary childhood. The FARC -- Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia -- ran rampant in Colombia, terrorizing citizens with a spate of murders, kidnappings and other activities associated with narcotics trafficking.

  • June 11, 2013 -- SecArmy's remarks at the 6th Annual I. A.M. Strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Summit

    Jun 11, 2013

  • Obama: Nation Pours Resources Into Mental Health Care for Vets

    Jun 10, 2013

    The Veterans Affairs Department is improving access for veterans to mental health services, President Barack Obama said June 3 in remarks that opened the National Conference on Mental Health.

  • 717th MI Battalion keeps faith with field day

    Jun 10, 2013

    When Soldiers with the griffin patch on their left shoulders show up at Columbia Heights Elementary School, the children know the day is going to be special. For three years, Soldiers of the 717th Military Intelligence Battalion have been going to the Harlandale district school south of downtown San Antonio for three or four events during the school year. When the end of the school year approaches, the children anticipate it's time for a field day with the Soldiers.

  • Seat belts: a disciplined choice

    Jun 9, 2013

    June isn't just National Safety Month - it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations. Unfortunately, the Army loses nearly two squads of Soldiers a year in accidents where seat belts weren't used. The numbers are going down from the spike we saw in 2010, when 29 unbelted Soldiers died, to 13 at the close of fiscal 2012. Accident reviews show that had seat belts been worn, nearly half these Soldiers would still be in the ranks because the survivable space inside their vehicles wasn't compromised.

  • War College students recognized by Army leadership for suicide research project

    Jun 7, 2013

    During the Army-wide Suicide Stand-Down Day this past September, the 2013 class of U.S. Army War College students were asked to leverage their strategic thinking skills from their very first course work and take a comprehensive look at policy, process, and practices related to the record suicides within the military.

  • Arlington Hall, From Coeds to Codewords

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - History has a way of leaving its mark on contemporary scenes in a way that fascinates generations to come. Memorable events and settings can endow a place with an aura of greatness -- a lasting reminder of great achievements. Such a place is Arlington Hall.

  • NETCOM adds another general to fort's ranks

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The newest general officer on Fort Huachuca received his first star during a ceremony Monday at the Network Enterprise Technology Command headquarters building here.

  • To ensure readiness, National Guard in need of warrant officers

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - With the Warrant Officer Corps sitting at only 80 percent strength, the Army National Guard, or ARNG, is taking strides to increase this number and ensure readiness.

  • Superintendent leaves after eight years of educational service

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - On June 27, Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodations Schools superintendent, will close out eight years of civilian service to the Fort Huachuca community.

  • EPG, academia partner to improve Soldier communication networks

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAEPG, recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University's Security and Defense Systems Initiative, or ASUSDSI, in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army's networks.

  • NETCOM remembers fallen Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2013

  • MVC team works behind scenes, makes housing ready

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - When it comes to residential maintenance and landscaping, Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has a secret weapon -- the Make Ready Team, or MRT.

  • Protect personal information to prevent stolen identity

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In 2012, identity theft was the number-one complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In 2011, Arizona was the number-one state in complaints of identity theft. Since 2003 Arizona has ranked either first or second nationally in reports of identity theft, according to the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition. Arizona was the first state to enact an identity theft law in 1996 and is a mandatory report state.

  • Joint, realistic training reinforces total Army concept

    Jun 6, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Soldiers from the First Army Division East and 10th Mountain Division (LI) recently teamed up to provide realistic and relevant training for Provincial Reconstruction Teams during their culminating training exercise here.

  • Reducing Future Soldier Losses

    Jun 6, 2013

    Recruiting company commander provides tools to keep Future Soldiers educated and motivated to remain in the Army program.

  • Net Zero provides energy security, saves resources, protects Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2013

    The Army's "Net Zero" energy initiative is a model for the private sector and a testament to the "art of the possible," said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • Army Seeks Industry Input on the Future of Small Arms Fire Control

    Jun 5, 2013

    On June 27, Project Manager Soldier Weapons will be hosting its first Small Arms Fire Control (SAFC) Industry Day at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to see just how far fire control technology has come, and how far it has to go before landing in the hands of Soldiers. Invitations to the industry day will be extended only to those organizations that successfully document their small arms fire control research and development efforts. Detailed submission requirements are posted on the FedBizOpps.gov website under solicitation number W15QKN13ZE003. Responses are requested by June 10.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers can opt for reduced-age retirement

    Jun 5, 2013

    More reserve-component Soldiers are now eligible to receive retirement pay before they reach age 60, if they meet certain criteria and choose to do so voluntarily.

  • Civilian employees: Safety starts with me

    Jun 5, 2013

    National Safety Month is an excellent opportunity for leaders and supervisors to place special emphasis on preserving the health and wellness of their Department of the Army Civilian workforce.

  • Army officer wins 2013 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship

    Jun 5, 2013

    Capt. Nicholas Sterghos of Fort Hood, Texas, won the men's division of the 2013 Armed Forces Triathlon Championships at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., June 1, 2013

  • The Safety Gamble

    Jun 4, 2013

    After the nationwide frenzy surrounding last month's gigantic Powerball jackpot, I started thinking about odds. The average American stands a one in nearly 176,000,000 -- that's 176 million -- shot of winning any Powerball drawing within his or her lifetime. Yet countless people, including Soldiers and Family members, flock to convenience stores and other lottery outlets week after week, believing they'll pick the lucky numbers. What's puzzling to me, though, is that even while holding on to this far-flung hope, many think an accident could never happen to them.

  • America's Leading Veterinary Medical Team Celebrates 97 years of service

    Jun 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps was formally established by an Act of Congress on June 3, 1916. However, recognition of the need for veterinary expertise had been evolving since 1776 when General Washington directed that a "regiment of horse with a farrier" be raised. For more than 97 years, the Veterinary Corps has led the way in the development of nationally recognized education and training programs as well as innovative programs that focus on research and development, animal disease and injury prevention, veterinary pathology, and public health.

  • Under Secretary, Vice Chief: Support for deployed troops Army's top fiscal priority

    Jun 4, 2013

    As two of the Army's most senior leaders address fiscal challenges and the complexities of combat operations in Afghanistan, they remain firmly committed to the Army's number one fiscal priority, supporting the warfighter.

  • 'Above-normal' hurricane season arrives, requires preparation

    Jun 3, 2013

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center predicted an "above-normal" hurricane season for 2013. Military communities in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast should assess how vulnerable they are, and review their emergency plans to ensure they weather the storm safely.

  • Army releases new leaders' handbook on cybersecurity

    Jun 3, 2013

    The Army published a new handbook this month to provide leaders of all levels with the information and tools needed to address today's cybersecurity challenges, and to ensure organizations adopt the necessary practices to protect their information and the Army network.

  • Army organization chooses milBook to reach broader audience

    Jun 3, 2013

    Linking people around the globe, milBook, an internal military social media tool similar to Facebook and LinkedIn, recently became the choice site for 41 Army Professional Forums.

  • Protect your hearing for your future

    Jun 3, 2013

    According to the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that tinnitus (ringing or other noises in the ears) and hearing loss are two of the most common service-connected disabilities.

  • Keeping cool in hot weather

    Jun 3, 2013

    Participating in strenuous activities during the summer months isn't for everyone, but for Soldiers it's business as usual. In addition to the physical demands of Soldiering, some service members participate in extracurricular-sports activities, thus increasing their exposure to extremely hot and humid conditions.

  • Manning trial begins at Fort Meade

    Jun 3, 2013

    The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning started at Fort Meade, Md., June 3, 2013, with Manning not contesting the charges that he leaked classified information while stationed in Iraq in 2009 and 2010 as an intelligence analyst.

  • 1st Armored Division troops aligned with CENTCOM, ready for Eager Lion kick-off

    Jun 3, 2013

    About 100 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division are now in Jordan as part of an advance headquarters element that will pave the way for follow-on Soldiers in the June "Eager Lion" exercise there.

  • CIC Agents on D-Day

    May 30, 2013

    For the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), the events of 6 June 1944 marked the - beginning of a vital assignment that thrust its agents into every phase of the 336-day drive across Europe. CIC detachments were with sixty-five divisions, fourteen corps, six armies and two army groups, besides Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and European Theater of Operations (ETO) Headquarters staffs and numerous Communications Zone units."

  • Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the nation. The first took place at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery early afternoon, while the second was held at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the early evening.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

    May 30, 2013

    Tucson -- The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, or SAVAHCS, received the prestigious 2012 Robert W. Carey Performance Excellence "Trophy Award," the highest level of achievement for this prestigious award, May 16 at the SAVAHCS Tucson complex. The VA Under Secretary for Health Robert Petzel, M.D., presented the award to SAVAHCS Director Jonathan Gardner.

  • After nearly 50 years, signal headquarters to relocate

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - After nearly 50 years on Fort Huachuca, Headquarters and Headquarters, 11th Signal Brigade, is relocating.

  • Airborne test directorate puts new parachute through its paces

    May 29, 2013

    The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate conducted a rigorous operational test recently on the new Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, a non-developmental item that is about to replace the nearly 20-year-old MC-4 parachute system for all service branches, according to the test officer.

  • 'Retreat' ceremony more than music

    May 29, 2013

    Though the practice of observing 'Retreat' differs between communities, all should respect this tradition

  • Army recognizes recipients of 2012 environmental awards

    May 29, 2013

    Recipients of the Army's 2012 environmental awards were selected for their positive impact on the Army mission, saving resources, restoring the environment, and protecting Soldiers and civilians.

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