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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted November 27, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Alamo Scouts established, safely gather intel during WWII Photo property of the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Fred Osborn, director of Morale Services Division, War Department, talks to Alamo Scout candidates following a demonstration of jumping and swimming in the water fully equipped during the general’s visit to Alamo Scout School, Fergusson Island, New Guinea, on…

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Veterans

Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted November 27, 2013 by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts

Issues — retiree submissions sought for CSA Retiree Council discussion The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council is soliciting retiree input on issues to present to the chief of staff of the Army Retiree Council. The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council, or RC, meets quarterly to discuss issues concerning the Army retiree population. To date, the RC has…

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CSMS hosts career day

Posted November 27, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, interacts with students during Colonel Smith Middle School’s Career Day Friday. Before Alvarado talked about her own career and the Army, she had students introduce themselves and talk about their interests. Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, students, faculty and…

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Two weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

Posted November 27, 2013 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — Army civilians have until Dec. 9 to decide whether or not to continue their Federal Employees Health Benefits plan or switch providers. Every year, the so-called open-season enrollment period is from the second Monday in November to the second Monday in December, according to Peg Schultz, director, Army Benefits Center – Civilian. It…

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Maranda Flynn
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Fort becomes home to newly activated Company E, 160th SOAR (A)

Posted November 22, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Cmpany E, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), an unmanned aerial systems company that is beginning their journey here at Fort Huachuca, stands in formation at the start of the activation ceremony at Libby Army Airfield, Tuesday. The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), or 160th SOAR (A), at Fort Campbell, Ky., began…

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Native American Code Talkers get Congressional Gold Medal

Posted November 22, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Staff Sgt. Sean Harp Native American code talkers stand during a ceremony in which they received the Congressional Gold Medal in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The U.S. Congress awarded the medal as an expression of the nation’s profound gratitude to the code talkers for their valor and dedication during World…

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Health & Safety

Keep cost of a DUI in mind during holiday parties

Posted November 22, 2013 by Fort Huachuca ASAP and Sierra Vista Police Department

With the holiday season come holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an hour….

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DoD/TSA partner to provide military TSA precheck at 100 airports

Posted November 22, 2013 by Department of Defense

As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach and provide more of the traveling public the ability to participate in expedited screening, the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, and the Department of Defense, or DoD, announced a partnership to expand TSA Precheck expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed…

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Fort welcomes deployed K9 team home

Posted November 22, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, were welcomed home Nov. 10 from their recent one-year deployment to Afghanistan. This was their first deployment together. Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, a German shepherd,…

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This week in MI History

Posted November 22, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Goddard a pioneer in aerial, night reconnaissance Photo property of the U.S. Army Brig. Gen. George Goddard, U.S. Air Force, is pictured, circa 1953. Nov. 20, 1925 As America was getting ready to join the fighting in World War I, a young artist from Chicago, George Goddard, decided to apply for a commission in the…

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