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Local military spouse featured on Oprah

Posted November 21, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Her living room was full of chatter and gasps as Erin Whitehead, along with her family and friends, watched “Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012” Sunday night. The noises, sometimes squeals of joy, sometimes sniffling, were not because of all of the great gifts Oprah Winfrey selected this year for her audience but because Whitehead was selected…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: November 21, 2012

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Lieutenant takes world’s first night aerial photograph Nov. 20, 1925 George Goddard pioneered many of the advances in aerial reconnaissance experimenting with infrared photography; long-focal length camera lenses; and “quick work photography” which allowed photographers to develop their photos within minutes and put them in the hands of the ground commanders. A long-time dream of…

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MP ride-along program up and running

Posted November 15, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

The Fort Huachuca Military Police Ride-along Program, which was reinstated Oct. 28, gives the public the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a military police officer. During the ride-along, alarms had to be checked on, cars were stopped for various reasons, a non-injury accident occurred and a busy traffic enforcement zone resulted…

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Army Materiel Command welcomes Directorates of Logistics

Posted November 15, 2012 by Gen. Dennis Via

On Oct. 1, after 24 months of detailed planning and coordination with the Department of the Army, and in strong partnership with Installation Management Command, Army Materiel Command assumed management of Directorates of Logistics, or DOL, Army-wide. I want to take this opportunity to personally welcome every member of the 73 DOL locations — 49…

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America’s enduring obligation: Honoring Soldiers for Life

Posted November 15, 2012 by Joseph Westphal

WASHINGTON — As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us — the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives. This is a tradition that underscores what…

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RWBAHC Behavioral Health Services opens in new location

Posted November 15, 2012 by Joan Vasey

With the snip of a ribbon on Nov. 8, Behavioral Health Services, or BHS, at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Clinic, RWBAHC, officially opened their new $2.5 M, 9,350 square-foot location on the second floor of the building. “Everyone’s presence this morning unequivocally affirms and validates that Army senior leaders are fully committed to supporting…

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Syringes, needles will no longer be accepted at RWBAHC

Posted November 15, 2012 by Scout reports

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will no longer accept used syringes, needles or lancets, also known as household sharps, from patients after Nov. 30. Household sharps are typically used in the home for insulin injection. They are also used for administering medications to treat other medical conditions, including the prevention of blood clots, and…

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Grease Collection Drive — recycling event scheduled for Black Friday

Posted November 15, 2012 by Maranda Flynn

Fort Huachuca will hold the second annual Day After Thanksgiving Grease Recycling event on Nov. 23, located in the Main Exchange parking lot. From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., deliver cooking drippings, leftover cooking oil or grease used to fry turkeys, in a plastic container with a secure lid, and drop it off to be…

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JROTC burns flags during retiring ceremony

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Photos by Natalie Lakosil Cadet Cpl. Jose Capestany, hands some of the retired flags to Joe Bustamante during the flag burning ceremony on Monday night. More than 40 spectators attended the flag burning ceremony outside Buena High School Monday. After the first flag was burned by one of Buena’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets,…

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Use open door policy to resolve problems at lowest levels

Posted November 15, 2012 by Sgt. 1st Class Manuel De Leon Vega

When a Soldier comes into the Inspector General’s Office, one of the first questions the IG staff asks the person is, “Have you spoken to your chain of command about this issue?” More often than not, they find that Soldiers did not communicate with their leaders. The majority of issues brought to the IG Office…

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