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President's Message


Sequestration moves up the chart:

Every day that passes comes with a new energy in addressing the train wreck we all call sequestration. It seems clear there will be cuts but everyone wants to avoid the big one. What remains to be seen is how America will correct its budget imbalance in light of the pain it will take. The good news as their heads popping out of the sand right and left warning of the danger ahead.

Bill requiring OMB to share sequestration plans sails through committee
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Government Executive, Charles S. Clark
Legislation is advancing to require the White House to disclose details of how agencies — in particular the Defense Department — are planning for the possibility of mandatory across-the-board budget cuts. The movement comes during a week when fears of the 2011 Budget Control Act's sequestration threat have prompted discussions throughout Washington.


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Congress:

A defense spending crisis in January? Think summer
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Newport News Daily Press, Hugh Lessig
Automatic cuts in U.S. defense spending will take effect in January 2013 if Congress does nothing about it. That's what it says on paper. In reality, the drag on the defense industry is already in the works, portending serious consequences for Hampton Roads and Virginia into the summer and fall, analysts and elected officials say.

91,000 jobs in Texas at risk if deals not reached
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San Antonio Express-News, Gary Martin
The alarm is sounded. More than 1 million defense-related jobs — including 91,000 in Texas — could be lost if Congress fails to act on budget deals to forestall across-the-board cuts, Obama administration officials and lawmakers have warned.


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What about the contracts:

We had a very interesting presentation at the recent congressional caucus about the impact of defense cuts on existing DoD contracts. While most of the budget cut focus has been on future spending there is clearly a major impact that will hit existing DoD contracts and pink slips could begin to go out this fall if a solution is not reached.

Defense budget:

US defense cut could cost billions to implement
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Reuters, Andrea Shalal-Esa
The Pentagon may have to pay billions of dollars in termination fees and other contract penalties if Congress does not stop $500 billion in automatic defense spending cuts due to take effect on January 2, a top weapons industry executive said.

Business:

US military contractors prepare for possible budget cuts
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Los Angeles Times, W.J. Hennigan
The nation's military contractors say they are preparing to shut facilities, tear up supplier contracts and issue pink slips to thousands of aerospace employees to deal with proposed federal budget cuts threatening to hit Pentagon spending.

Defense giant says budget cuts could mean pink slips
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NPR, Tamara Keith
Just imagine the political fallout: Nov. 2, only days before the election, tens of thousands — maybe hundreds of thousands — of workers receive letters warning that they could be out of a job. That's exactly what some in the defense industry say will happen if Congress doesn't act soon to reverse sequestration — the across-the-board spending cuts that take effect in January if Congress doesn't agree on a plan to cut the deficit.

Defense officials plead need for agility
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Government Executive, Eric Katz
The Defense Department needs to be more agile in the face of new and upcoming budget constraints, department officials and military experts said at a recent panel discussion.


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Washington Update


The state of affairs for veterans seeking jobs
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Unemployment rates among veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are higher that their non-veteran counterparts, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki speaks with host Melissa Block about the challenges for veterans in today's job market. More

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Taxpayers paying twice for veterans' health care plans
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The Department of Veterans Affairs spent an estimated $13 billion to care for veterans whose health coverage was already paid for by Medicare — a case of the taxpayer paying twice, according to recently published research. More

Patience among Camp Lejeune's military families is wearing thin
Government Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The bonds between former Marines are as strong as steel, and become even stronger when they share the belief that the Pentagon has done them wrong. Such is the case among thousands of Marine families who spent time at Camp Lejeune, N.C., during several decades when the base's drinking water was tainted with toxic chemicals as a result of careless military operations. More



Hearing focuses on challenges active troops and veterans face
The Washington Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The financial challenges of active military and veterans took center stage on June 26, during a congressional hearing on efforts to improve consumer protection for the military community. More

Commissary News


Winn-Dixie fills pet prescriptions
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Winn-Dixie Stores here is the latest supermarket to join a growing list of grocery chains filling pet prescriptions. The new service is offered through a partnership with Center Pet Pharmacies, according to reports. Pet prescriptions that are also effective in humans are filled same day, and special compounds typically within 24 to 48 hours. More

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Current US grocery retailing trends
Progressive Grocer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The latest statistics from the U.S. Commerce Department provide very clear insights into the current trends taking place in the industry. The highlights of our most recent analysis are as follows. More

How to eat on $33 a week
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Rory Freedman writes, "The week started with a blur — parties, events, benefits — and grocery shopping. Only this week was different, because my food budget shrank to $33. I was taking the food stamp challenge." More



Why supermarkets are so 20th century
Mashable    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
No one likes grocery shopping — you wander the aisles, feel up produce, and dump cans of SpaghettiOs and heads of lettuce into a cart. Then you have to trudge home — or at least to your car — with bags weighing you down on both sides. The U.S. grocery market is a $538 billion industry, and only 2 percent of that revenue comes via the Web — a share that's far less than in the pet supply, book, baby products and cosmetics industries, according to Forrester. That means it's an area ripe for innovation and tech integration. More

Battle of the sexes at the supermarket
Fox News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to recent national studies, men have started to catch up with women in the grocery aisles. More men are cooking household meals, scavenging for coupons in unexpected places, and having more influence in shopping decisions. More

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  • 10 things you need to stock a frugal kitchen
    U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Cooking your own food is a great way to save money. But if your kitchen utensils consist primarily of extra plastic forks from takeout, cooking can be daunting. Fear not! This list includes everything you need to get started preparing delicious food at home. More

    Survey reveals growing consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Imagine a world where the medicines we use to treat common illnesses, like strep throat and ear infections, no longer work. Public-health advocates argue this kind of public health crisis could fast become a reality if antibiotic use in the agriculture industry is not reduced or eliminated. Currently, 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used by the meat and poultry industries to accelerate the growth (fatten) of most beef, chicken and pork sold in U.S. supermarkets. This practice is believed to result in "superbugs," bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics that can cause deadly diseases in humans. More

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    Save on grocery staples
    Fox News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Keep your food bills in check with these tips to spend less on the everyday essentials. More

    Commissary Announcements


    Commissary Web Posts

    The following commissary items were posted to the ALA Website as of 10 a.m., 28 June 2012.

    PROMOTIONS
    DP #15, Promotion & Shipper Quantities & Update #1.
    DP #18, WW Promotion Package, DeCA's 20th Anniversary Sale/Octoberfest Celebration.
    Thanksgiving Christmas – Dry Grocery, Far East & Alaska Quantities.

    NOTICES TO TRADE
    12-100, Pickles, Peppers, Relish and Olive Review Live Test Set Date.
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    12-102, Bath Tissue Review
    12-109, Brand Name Fresh Chicken Space Allocation.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    DeCA May Sales Information.
    Adds/Changes/Deletes for Week 12-26.
    Guard & Reserve On-Site Sale Schedule updates.
    CRV Values.

    SAVE THE DATES
    August 21–23, 2012: Hawaii Conference & Food Show. Registration is now open on the ALA Website.
    Oct. 1–3, 2012: 65th Annual Convention, Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C.



    Joining Forces News


    VA for Vets Hiring Fair
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    Dear Friends,

    Next week in Detroit, the Department of Veteran's Affairs is sponsoring a three-day hiring fair, with more than 24,000 jobs available to our nation's veterans.

    To find out more, check out VAforVets.VA.gov/Detroit.

    The jobs are not just in Detroit — in fact, more than 80 percent of the jobs are located throughout the country. And if you can't make it to the job fair, you can access job opportunities by video teleconference from Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Drum, New York; and Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.

    These video teleconference sites are also available from Adjutant General offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Go to VAforVets.VA.gov/Detroit and click the link for Virtual Participation in the left navigation for more information on how to connect with an employment opportunity virtually.

    In just the last year, more than 1,600 companies have hired more than 70,000 veterans and military spouses through Joining Forces. Many of these companies are now headed to Detroit to hire even more.

    It's clear that companies throughout America want to hire veterans and this is an opportunity that can't be missed! So if you know a veteran looking for a job — or a service member transitioning out of the military — make sure you send this email to him or her.

    Warmly,

    Brad

    Brad Cooper is the executive director of Joining Forces. Learn more about the Joining Forces initiative: Visit JoiningForces.gov


    In case you missed it
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    Here are a few top stories from the Joining Forces blog:

    Translating Veterans' Skills into Veterans' Jobs
    Organizations and companies throughout America are stepping up to help with veterans' "skill translation" — and the timing is important: More than 1,000,000 veterans will be transitioning out of the military and into the civilian workforce in the coming years.

    Military Spouse Attorneys Answer the Joining Forces Challenge
    June 14, is the One Year Anniversary of the Military Spouse JD Network.

    New Guide Highlights Best Practices and Innovations in Helping Veterans
    Thrive in the Private Sector: More than 30 companies and organizations from America's private sector share lessons learned in effective recruitment, assimilation, retention and development of veterans in the civilian workforce.

    Sign up for the Joining Forces newsletter, visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.



    Exchange News


    Wal-Mart lags in clinic race
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Five years after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised to open thousands of health care clinics in its sprawling supercenters, it has fallen far behind its industry rivals in what has become a race to provide basic medical care in stores. (Subscription required.) More



    Brand names increase in popularity among shoppers
    Women's Wear Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Well-known brand names continue to make inroads with consumers when they're deciding how to spend their money. (Subscription required.) More

    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube marketers: This is why you never, ever start campaigns on Friday
    The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    There are good times to start social media marketing campaigns, and there are absolutely horrible why-on-earth-would-you-choose-that times. How's a savvy online marketer to know which is which? More

    Survey reveals impact of Google shopping on merchant sales
    eCommerce Bytes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Google shook up the ecommerce industry in late May when it announced it would stop including product listings in Google Shopping search results unless merchants paid for inclusion through Google Product Listing Ads program beginning this fall. More

    PVH talks plans to rev up heritage, affirms outlook
    Women's Wear Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Over 600 Izod shops will be installed in J.C. Penney stores in September, as part of both the department store's ongoing transformation and PVH Corp.'s efforts to shore up its stalled heritage. (Subscription required.) More

    Best Buy says company is committed to change but offers few specifics at shareholder meeting
    The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Best Buy's interim CEO recently said the electronics seller is operating below its full potential but is committed to changing in fundamental ways. Still, he and other executives offered few specifics at the company's annual meeting, and shares slipped nearly 4 percent. More

    In 'green wheat' drive, Wal-Mart may transform farming
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has long used its commercial might to forge a global supply chain with ruthless efficiency. It now has a new target: U.S. wheat fields. More

    Wal-Mart unveils 5 new Neighborhood Markets in Denver area
    The Denver Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wal-Mart is opening five new Neighborhood Markets this month in the Denver area — presenting a full line of groceries in a more compact size than its customers are used to. More

    Going on vacation? Now you can put it on layaway
    TIME    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Layaway used to be reserved for big-ticket items like televisions or leather couches. Now, you can use it for your summer vacation. More

    Study: Women crazy for multi-tasking makeup
    MarketingDaily via MediaPost    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    When it comes to cosmetics, women are craving products that can practically tap dance while singing "Ave Maria," according to a new report from the NPD Group. In fact, the more marketers create make-up with multiple benefits, the more women expect from them, with 86 percent saying they now look for makeup with additional skincare benefits. More

    The French still flock to bookstores
    The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The French, as usual, insist on being different. As independent bookstores crash and burn in the United States and Britain, the book market in France is doing just fine. France boasts 2,500 bookstores, and for every neighborhood bookstore that closes, another seems to open. From 2003 to 2011 book sales in France increased by 6.5 percent. More

    Fireworks, BBQs in high demand this Independence Day
    Retail's BIG Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It's the day we celebrate our history; the day we honor those who fought for America's independence so very long ago. It's also the day millions of Americans fire up the grill, pack the car with beach gear and head downtown to the nearest fireworks display. Independence Day is right around the corner and consumers are already conjuring up festive summer holiday celebration ideas. More

    Best Buy gets back in the game with new tagline, focus
    Advertising Age    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Amid an executive exodus, a prolonged sales slump and increasing competition from rivals, Best Buy is trying to get back in fighting shape before the crucial back-to-school and holiday seasons. More

    Retail industry working for smart health care reform
    Retail Means Jobs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The impact of the decision on the Affordable Car Act will change how the industry will be required to provide health care to their employees. Retailers can turn to NRF to get information about the issues at stake and what they can mean to retail employers. More

    Project McDonald's: Designer 'de-Americanizes' fast food uniform
    Yahoo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Wayne Hemingway has gone where no high fashion designer has gone before: McDonald's. Eighteen months ago, the man behind HemingwayDesign and the award-winning street style label Red or Dead, was tasked with revamping the fast food giant's burger-colored (that's being kind) uniforms. More

    Wary of plastic and waste, some consumers turn to glass
    The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Glass water bottles, so yesterday. Plastic, so convenient; metal, so hip. But now, in back to the future fashion, glass is making a bit of a comeback. And it is being helped in a small way by an entrepreneur who is developing a reusable glass bottle that is hard to break and will not shatter if broken. More

    Pepsi brands benefit from new marketing formula
    Convenience Store News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    After a few years of not investing enough in advertising and marketing, PepsiCo is looking to shift its focus and strengthen its brands. Al Carey, CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, admitted that the company had put an emphasis on building to many brands at once and, as a result, may have spread itself too thin. But the beverage giant is changing tracks this year with efforts to fortify the leading brands — Pepsi Cola, Gatorade and Mountain Dew. To that end, PepsiCo is planning to increase its overall marketing by 40 percent for the three. More

    Restaurant blues: Americans eating out less
    MSN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Dining out is practically a national pastime for Americans. From celebrating a special occasion to simply taking a break from cooking at home, people enjoy eating out. But in this economy, they're eating out less — and that may be taking a toll on some restaurant stocks. More

    Exchange Announcements


    The Exchange welcomes Brig. Gen. Casey D. Blake as deputy director
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    Since April 2011, Brig. Gen. Blake has been the deputy commander of Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, U.S. Central Command in Afghanistan. He led more than 300 soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, civilians, contract employees and local nationals at one headquarters location, and 12 regional contracting centers geographically dispersed across the Afghanistan/joint operations areas, as they fulfilled more than 30,000 theater support contract actions collectively valued at more than $6 billion annually.

    He provided contract support for more than 300,000 U.S., coalition and Afghan forces as the primary contracting officer for both U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and as the Senior Contracting Official-Afghanistan.

    Brig. Gen. Blake entered the Air Force in 1984 through the ROTC program at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He holds an Master of Business Administration in management from Golden Gate University in California. He has served in a variety of leadership roles, as an information management officer; Air Force mission director of a NATO fighter wing; warranted procuring contracting officer for major defense acquisition programs; and contracts chief at both an air logistics center and product center. He commanded a contracting squadron at the Base and Major Command specialized levels; served as both a deputy mission support group commander and Defense Contract Management Agency group commander; deployed as a contingency contracting officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and served as the Senior Contracting Official-Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Brig. Gen. Blake's extensive experience makes him a valuable addition to the Exchange. Please join me in welcoming him in his new role as the Exchange's deputy director.

    Thomas P. Ockenfels
    Col., U.S. Army
    Chief of Staff




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    Joining Forces News: VAforVets.VA.gov/Detroit

    Video: Health care law update

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    AAFES Executive Promotions/Assignments



    On behalf of the Director/CEO, I am pleased to announce the following executive promotions and assignments. Please join me in congratulating these deserving associates.

    Executive Assignments

    Trinidad Saucedo — Region Vice President, Central Region to Vice President, Services and Vending, HQ Exchange in August 2012.

    Ted Wulff — Vice president Store Operations, Sales Directorate to Region Vice President, Central Region in August 2012.

    Maria Smith — Region Vice President, Western Region to Vice President, Store Operations, Sales Directorate in August 2012.

    Joseph Fischer — PB 4F Sales & Merchandise Manager, KMCC Ramstein Exchange, Europe Region, to the position of PB 5A Store Manager (Main Store ), Elmendorf AFB Exchange, Pacific Region in December 2012.

    David Haning — PB 5B Customer Outreach Branch Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of PB 5C Chief Customer Relations, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ, in July 2012.

    Laura Haning — PB 4F Business Analyst III, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of PB 5A E-Commerce Marketing Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ, in July 2012.

    Jon Leines — PB 5A E-Commerce Marketing Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of PB 5C Chief Catalog & E-Commerce, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ in June 2012.

    Penelope Madison — PB 5B General Manager, Keesler AFB Exchange, Central Region to the position of PB 5C General Manager, Lakenheath Exchange, Europe Region in August 2012.

    Catherine Mosconi — PB 5B Application Programming Manager, Information Technology Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of 5C Application Systems Analyst Programming Manager, Information Technology Directorate, Exchange HQ in June 2012.

    Matthew Neal — PB 5A Auditor III, Audit Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of PB 5C Audit Project Manager, Audit Directorate, Exchange HQ in June 2012.

    Michelle Nurse — PB 4F Buyer III, Sales Directorate Exchange HQ, to the position of PB 5A Region Retail Program Specialist, Exchange HQ Western Region in August 2012.

    Bruce Owens — PB 5A General Merchandise Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of PB 5C Division Merchandise Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ in June 2012.

    Jenny Stanley — PB 4F Customer Service Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of PB 5A Customer Engagement Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ in July 2012.

    Yolanda Thursby — PB 4F Merchandise Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of PB 5A General Merchandise Manager, Marketing Directorate, Exchange HQ in June 2012.

    Patricia Austin — General Manager, Maxwell AFB Exchange, Central Region to the position of General Manager, Fort Carson Exchange, Western Region in August 2012.

    Don Barnes — Operations Technology Support Manager, Information Technology Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of Application Systems Analyst Programming Manager, Information Technology Directorate, Exchange HQ in June 2012.

    Peter Beauvais — Application Systems Analyst Programming Manager, Information Technology Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of Operations Technology Support Manager, Information Technology Directorate, Exchange HQ in June 2012.

    Lorenzo Salgado — General Manager, Lakenheath Exchange, Europe Region to the position of General Manager, Maxwell AFB Exchange, Central Region in August 2012.

    Travis Smith — Senior Inventory & Systems Manager, Sales Directorate, Exchange HQ to the position of Merchandise Financial Manager (SD), Sales Directorate Exchange HQ June 2012.


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    Washington Update


    Army chief talks Warfighter, future force during Fort Hood visit
    U.S. Army    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The future Army force must be able to respond to complex missions quickly with flexibility and adaptability in all formations, explained Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno, June 22, at Fort Hood. More

    Officials break ground on new hotel at Fort Riley
    U.S. Army    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Fort Riley will soon have a Candlewood Suites on post that is scheduled to open in the fall 2013. A groundbreaking ceremony took place June 12 to mark the official start of the construction for the hotel. The building of the hotel is made possible through the partnership of the Privatization of Army Lodging, Lend Lease, or PAL and InterContinental Hotels Group. More

    Heat illness: Prevention is best defense
    U.S. Army    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Warmer weather means it's time for picnics, barbecues and baseball, but it also heralds the beginning of heat illness season. Heat illnesses not only take the fun out of warm weather activities, they also undermine the mission and readiness of the Army. More
     


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