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    Chief of Transportation moves on

    Brig. Gen. Michel M. Russell Sr., the first ordnance-bred Chief of Transportation, formally ended his time in office during a June 27 relinquishment of command ceremony here. He has served as the top transporter and commandant of the Transportation School since June 2015.

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    Post ‘emerges from Aladdin’s lamp’

    In 1916, Petersburg was widely known as the peanut capital of the United States with seven factories producing two million bushels annually. By September 1917, the Cacade City, as it was called at that time, featured the largest military cantonment in America.

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    More than 58,000 tune in to town hall

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command hosted a worldwide town hall June 28 via teleconference. Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy was the featured speaker. More than 70 garrisons watched in filled-to-capacity theaters and conference rooms.

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    Ambitious teen’s academy dream

    Kassidy Reed defies the visage of a typical 13-year-old. While others her age are consumed with the business of growing up, she has already set her sights on a future that includes the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and becoming a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

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    Lesson learned from Orlando shooting

    Described by police investigators as “calm and methodical,” the man who shot up an Orlando, Fla., nightclub on June 12 – killing 49 and injuring 53 others – demonstrated the common techniques and traits of a home-grown terrorist.

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Holiday Weekend Safety

The United States Army has played a critical role for over 241 years in preserving and protecting our nation's freedom and way of life. As we reflect with pride on our heritage and accomplishments, we must remember the importance of preserving the well-being of our military, family members and civilians.This American holiday brings BBQs to our backyards and fireworks displays to our hometown squares. The increase in outdoor activities requires all of us to remain vigilant and manage risks associated with celebrations and recreational outings. Engaged leadership and individual commitment are keys to success.

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