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Mail holiday packages before deadline for timely arrival

Posted December 6, 2012 by

Following are dates by which items mailed via post offices must be sent to be delivered by Dec. 25: Military mail — All APO/FPO/DPO addresses except 093 Zip Code, which has passed, for: First Class and Priority Mail by Monday, and Express Mail by Dec. 17. Civilian International Mail — Priority Mail Intentional Service for…

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Learning to give thanks comes through difficulty

Posted December 6, 2012 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Schlichter

Learning new things has not always been easy for me, and learning to be thankful was a lesson that came through difficulty. Many years ago, during a challenging time in my life, a mentor led me to read a book that changed my life. It was the classic, “One Day in the Life of Ivan…

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Mountain Vista Communities news

Posted December 6, 2012 by

Home decorating contest announced All Mountain Vista Communities residents in on-post housing are invited to participate in a holiday home decorating contest. It will be up to the residents living on post to nominate their favorite decorated houses in one of the categories below. Submit the nomination by Dec. 20 to 515.9000 or jcooper@themichaelsorg.com. Voting…

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Army opens new intelligence MOS

Posted December 6, 2012 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — A new military occupational specialty: cryptologic network warfare specialist, or 35Q, opened last month. “About 500 to 600 Soldiers are needed initially,” said Lt. Col. Kurt Connell, Military Intelligence Enlisted Branch chief, “but as we fully develop the career path, we’ll probably identify additional authorizations, none of which involve force structure changes.” Soldiers…

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Military members receive free trees

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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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