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  • NETCOM's commanding general relinquishes command

    Aug 15, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn relinquished command of NETCOM to Brig. Gen. Pete A. Gallagher, NETCOM's Deputy Commanding General, during a ceremony Aug. 15.

  • TRICARE moves forward with Prime service area reductions

    Aug 14, 2013

    The Defense Department will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center charts the course for providing post production software support

    Aug 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center is The Critical Link for providing post-production software support and ensuring that Army software systems maintain operational readiness and warfighting capabilities once they enter the sustainment phase of the life cycle.

  • Auburn football player finds first-string opportunity in ROTC

    Aug 14, 2013

    Playing professional football was the main goal Anderson Mack, a junior at Florida International University, had set his eyes on while playing strong safety at Martin Luther King High School in Decatur Ga. During his senior year Mack was listed as one of the best players in his position in Georgia, and was offered numerous college scholarships. But a motorcycle accident derailed his goals of professional football and set him on a course toward ROTC. Mack attends Florida International University, and is a member of the 841st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve.

  • Soldiers brand their future with resume ink

    Aug 14, 2013

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (August 8, 2013) - - A national business association launched a new personal branding search engine in July to help transitioning Soldiers catapult their career search. The US Army Installation Management Command has teamed up with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program that has opened its online web tool for employers to search the database of service member resumes -- at no cost.


    Aug 13, 2013

    When the software for C4ISR systems need a life line in the field, the Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center provides the technical assistance needed to resolve issues and provide support.

  • Huachuca's Net Zero-focused middle school wins design, energy conservation awards

    Aug 12, 2013

    When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not schools or their interiors. However, this didn't stop Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from winning design, energy conservation and sustainability awards at state, national and international levels.

  • Counselors guide careers, sustain force

    Aug 12, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- One vital mission of the noncommissioned officers, or NOCs, tasked and entrusted with retaining mission-critical service members is to retain enough Soldiers in the various military occupational specialties, or MOSs, to sustain the strength of the military. That's the primary role of Army career counselors, who have an annual competition to determine which Soldiers do it best.

  • Sierra Vista resident creates legacy of success at FH

    Aug 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - A long-time Sierra Vista resident and senior civilian employee of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, retired here at the end of July after a 33-year career.

  • Operation STARLIGHT: A Signals Intelligence Success Story, 15 August 1965

    Aug 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Airborne Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) proved its value to US combatant commanders with the success of Operation STARLIGHT in August 1965. However, the Army had been utilizing direction-finding (DF) capabilities to locate enemy transmitters since as early as World War I. The concept was simple: upon acquiring a radio signal, DF stations within an established DF net would simultaneously take bearings on the transmission. The point where three or more lines crossed would result in a "fix." When the Army Security Agency's (ASA) 3d Radio Research Unit (RRU) arrived in Vietnam in 1961, they fully expected to follow the same process. The plan was set up a DF net at semi-permanent sites and pass targeting locations to mobile DF teams using AN/PRD-1s. The mobile teams would be able to get as close as five to fifteen miles from the enemy transmitters and produce the necessary fixes.

  • XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system may lose 'X' by next August

    Aug 9, 2013

    The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development. But by this time next year, the system may have moved into low-rate initial production and if so, will lose the experimental "X" prefix.

  • CECOM provides sustainment training to Army platoon

    Aug 8, 2013

    As the Army continues to transition to peacetime operations, sustaining the force and maintaining readiness is among the Army's top priorities, and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's mission of reset, maintenance and sustainment of communications-electronics systems will aid in that transition.

  • Walker promoted to Brig. Gen. during a "Family First" Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and senior leadership came out to Brig. Gen. Flem Bowen "Donnie" Walker Jr., commanding general of the 3d ESC, for his promotion to brigadier general at a ceremony held here at the Saber and Quill on Aug. 2.

  • SAC's summertime activities end last week

    Aug 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - It's time to put away the lemonade stand and barbecue utensils as the Seifert School Age Center, or SAC, "Old-fashioned Summer" came to a close Aug. 2. While the theme brings to mind a laid-back, relaxing summer, children who participated in the program kept busy with a variety of recreational activities.

  • FH youth learn about different careers during special three-week series

    Aug 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - It's never too early for children to think about what they'd like to be when they grow up. Fort Huachuca youth enrolled in Fort Huachuca's School-Age Center, or SAC, explored several different careers last month.

  • Former NETCOM senior enlisted Soldier retires

    Aug 6, 2013

    The former command sergeant major of the Network Enterprise Technology Command, retired Aug. 1, after serving this country for more than 28 years.

  • New 'milWire' tool promotes targeted information sharing

    Aug 5, 2013

    The Department of Defense recently released milWire, a new collaborative tool tailored to deliver user generated content, both custom or shared, from milSuite and other DOD websites.

  • Five Soldiers retire after more than a century of service

    Aug 5, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ - Five Soldiers stood in formal formation for the last time on Brown Parade Field Friday as they were recognized for more than 110 years of service to the United States during this quarter's installation retirement ceremony.

  • Chaplain's Food Locker accepts year-round donations

    Aug 5, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - People often think about those in need mainly during the holiday season when volunteers stand in front of stores asking for donations, but members of the Fort Huachuca community can still go hungry no matter what time of year it is. Since 1988, the Chaplain's Food Locker, or CFL, has been helping Families put food on the table when money is tight.

  • Eye clinic personnel offers summer eye safety tips

    Aug 5, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Eye injuries can get painful. Whether it's a small particle of dust or pollen that lands in the eye or a critical injury -- save yourself from eye pain and misery this summer. The Optometry Clinic at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has advice to keep all members of the Family eye-smart.

  • HIRED! Program now accepting teen job applications

    Aug 5, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program, offered through Child, Youth & School Services, or CYSS, is now accepting applications for the next term that starts Sept. 22.

  • DeCA's September worldwide case lot sale cancelled

    Jul 31, 2013

    The Defense Commissary Agency is cancelling its September case lot sale because of budgetary reductions mandated under sequestration.

  • 470th MI Brigade Soldier relives historic battle

    Jul 31, 2013

    For three days in June Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Kantor joined other kindred spirits in submerging themselves into the history of the Battle of Gettysburg fought 150 years ago this summer.

  • Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for COP Keating

    Jul 29, 2013

    President Barack Obama announced July 26, 2013, that Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor next month for his "conspicuous gallantry" in Afghanistan.

  • March 2 Success now more interactive, engaging

    Jul 29, 2013

    Free online, Army-sponsored test preparation program updated to keep pace with technology.

  • Enlisted, warrant officer students train together for first time at Huachuca

    Jul 29, 2013

    Students from the 2-13th Aviation Regiment attending the 150U Warrant Officer Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems course, and the 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer and 15W Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator courses, trained side-by-side in a culminating training exercise for the first time in Fort Huachuca's history, July 15-17, 2013.

  • Army AT Awareness Month features TARP-AT Training

    Jul 29, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - For the second year, the 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, or DPTMS, will host the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, or TARP, and antiterrorism training at Murr Community Center, Aug. 13, with presentations at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Contest depicts military life through interlocking blocks

    Jul 29, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Local Lego® enthusiasts presented their best military-themed creations in Fort Huachuca's first-ever Lego® Building Competition at Murr Community Center this month, hosted by the Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate. Twelve entries depicted a range of military life including installations, combat planes and vehicles.

  • Intelligence sharing through tactical glasses highlighted at Enterprise Challenge 2013

    Jul 29, 2013

    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army participated in Enterprise Challenge 2013 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., July 15-26, 2013, demonstrating collaboration between the Army and industry through technology testing in a tactical environment.

  • MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas

    Jul 29, 2013

    Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs.

  • Formula for Disaster

    Jul 25, 2013

    Of the lessons learned during our brigade's yearlong rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, none have returned to me more than the words "complacency kills." That warning was emblazoned on a T-barrier in the center of Forward Operating Base Saint Michael as a daily caveat to our greatest planning measures, pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections.

  • Army Proving Ground tests Army's New Radio Systems

    Jul 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Proving Ground is the home of a large-scale, month-long test event that puts the Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio through its paces at Fort Huachuca.

  • 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.