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Military members receive free trees

Posted December 6, 2012 by

Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Pvt. Mathew Proctor, Company C, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, from Napa, Idaho, loads a Christmas tree into a car during the Trees for Troops® event, held in Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot, Nov. 29. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and the FedEx Corp collect trees, donated by more than…

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Scout seeks holiday photo submissions

Posted December 6, 2012 by Joan Vasey

The last Scout for 2012 will be published on Dec. 20 and will suspend publication during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The staff plans to run a special holiday photo section in the year’s final issue and seeks photo submissions from the Fort Huachuca community with a deadline of noon, Monday, Dec….

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School superintendent takes top place in state for role

Posted December 6, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District, or FHAS, won the All Arizona Superintendent Award for the medium-size school district this year. Frueauff will receive the award on Dec.13 in Phoenix. She was nominated for the award by her peers, Tom Quinn, FHAS school board president, Bonnie Austin, assistant superintendent, and…

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VA completes more than 1 million compensation claims in 2012

Posted December 6, 2012 by Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that the Veterans Benefits Administration, or VBA, which oversees the delivery of disability compensation and other benefits to the nation’s veterans, processed more than one million disability claims during fiscal [year] 2012, marking the third year in row VBA claims processors have exceeded the one million…

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Civilian of the month

Posted December 6, 2012 by

Civilian of the Month: Stephen Krause Agency: Fort Huachuca Fire Department Position and duties: Firefighter; emergency medical technician; hazardous materials technician; rapid intervention team; train-the-trainer; rescue technician; ATV instructor; and current crew chief. How long at current assignment: 10-plus years How long in government service: 18 years; 7 years in the Coast Guard Residence: Vail…

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Holiday season is here — use credit cards wisely

Posted December 6, 2012 by FH Legal Assistance Office

Too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The same adage applies to credit cards. With the arrival of holiday season, it’s easy to over use a credit card. One swipe, one signature, and it’s out the door with gifts in hand. If failed travel plans leave people stranded in a strange…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 6, 2012

Posted December 6, 2012 by

Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941 On the night of Dec. 6, 1941, a message to a Japanese delegation in Washington D.C. was intercepted, broken and distributed by the Signal Intelligence Service, or SIS. This message, which would become known as the Fourteen Point Letter, clearly spelled out…

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2-13th Aviation Regiment QRC departs for OEF

Posted November 29, 2012 by Scout reports

Seventeen members of the 1st Aviation Brigade, 2-13th Aviation Regiment said goodbye to families and friends on Tuesday morning before departing for Fort Campbell, Ky., from Libby Army Airfield. The men will be gone for just over nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF. Before their departure, Col. Brian Bennett, 1st Avn….

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MI captain award nominations sought

Posted November 29, 2012 by

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Weinstein Award through March 15, 2013. To be eligible, a candidate must be a military intelligence captain in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. He or she must have performed actions which positively promote, impact, advance and bring honor to the MI profession during Jan….

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Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

Posted November 29, 2012 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — As Soldiers and all Americans wrap up celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations. Secretary of the Army John McHugh signed a new policy for the Army, setting that work into motion. The “American Indian and Alaska…

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