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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted March 29, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Maj. Arthur Nicholson, Jr. becomes last Cold War casualty March 24,1985 Courtesy Photo Portrait of Maj. Arthur “Nick” Nicholson When Maj. “Nick” Nicholson and his driver, Staff Sgt. Jessie Schatz headed out to patrol an area in Ludwigslust, East Germany, on the morning of March 24, 1985, there was nothing unusual about their mission. They…

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Thunderbird cooks compete for Connelly Field Competition honors

Posted March 29, 2013 by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey

Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade construct the flooring for a wash stand in the field for the Connelly Field Competition Monday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca. The competition tests cooks on their abilities to prepare meals in the field or in a deployed environment. The team of cooks has a chance to represent…

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News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted March 29, 2013 by

AER campaign going strong As of March 22, 391 people have contributed to the Army Emergency Relief program, and Soldiers are helping Soldiers. The campaign has reached $50,816.01. Arizona retirees continue to generously donate. Retiree contributions have reached $18,619. There is still time to donate – the campaign runs through May 15, and donations can…

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Sequester furloughs — what it means to IMCOM workforce

Posted March 22, 2013 by Robert Dozier

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Army civilian personnel are bracing for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Approximately 251,000 Department of the Army civilians have been or will be notified soon if they will be furloughed up to 22 days starting in April. In order to meet national security responsibilities,…

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Practice exercises help installation prepare for disaster

Posted March 22, 2013 by Joan Vasey

Fire! The wail of sirens sounds out as Fort Huachuca firefighters respond to the call. Winds fan the flames of a fast-moving wildfire as smoke fills the air. A fire is racing toward Fort Huachuca’s cantonment area and building evacuation gets underway. Everyone knows what to do, and Fort Huachuca and community emergency personnel respond…

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Moments in MI History

Posted March 22, 2013 by Lori Tagg, Command Historian

SIGINT — WAC’s springboard into military intelligence Personnel at Arlington Hall Station study IBM runs to determine traffic characteristics. World War II served as the springboard for women’s entry into the intelligence field, especially Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT. Beginning in mid-1943, Women’s Army Corps, or WAC, personnel served in the Signal Security Agency, or SSA,…

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DA launches campaign to enhance unit readiness, Soldier resilience

Posted March 15, 2013 by Army News Service

U.S. Army graphic The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched on Tuesday. The campaign’s website is available now at www.army.mil/readyandresilient, and is designed as a “one-stop shop” for resources related to Soldier resilience and readiness. WASHINTON — Tuesday, Secretary of the Army…

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Army’s ‘Ready and Resilient Campaign’ kicks off

Posted March 15, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

WASHINGTON — The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign. The campaign’s website is available now at www.army.mil/readyandresilient, and is designed as a “one-stop shop” for resources related to Soldier resilience and readiness. The new site includes sections for medical readiness, personal readiness and Soldier…

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Sequestration to impact recruiting

Posted March 15, 2013 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — The Army projects a decrease in 10,000 to 14,000 recruits across the services this fiscal year as military entrance processing stations shut down one day per week. Beginning next month, civilian military entrance processing stations, or MEPS, employees will be furloughed, said the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg….

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Armed forces appeals judge visits SJA members here

Posted March 15, 2013 by

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Judge Scott Stucky (left), with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, presents a picture of the courthouse, signed by the judges of that court, to Col. Timothy Cody, Fort Huachuca staff judge advocate, at Alvarado Hall during his visit to the installation on Feb. 27….

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