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Vending machines support Fort Huachuca’s civilian employees

Posted May 15, 2015 by Stephanie Caffall

Fort Huachuca’s Civilian Welfare Fund Council, or CWFC, uses the money from vending machines to support federal employees. Each month a percentage of the money from post snack and soda vending machines goes into a secured CWFC account to provide morale and recreational activities to civilian employees. According to Carmen Chastain, CWFC president, these activities…

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Commissary surcharge helps patrons improve benefit

Posted May 15, 2015 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — There’s a lot to learn about the commissary surcharge just by considering four new commissaries opened last year on Army, Navy and Air Force installations. Thanks to the surcharge — the 5 percent added to every commissary customer’s receipt — the military communities at Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Maryland; Fort Polk,…

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Mini society teaches elementary school youth about economics

Posted May 15, 2015 by Natalie Lakosil

Consumers line up to buy goods during the Strawberry World Mini Society Fair at Colonel Johnston Elementary School May 8. The price of goods ranged from $1 to $7.   Students at Colonel Johnston Elementary School were given a hands-on lesson in economics on May 8 while participating in a mini society fair hosted by…

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Photos submitted by Tracey Teas Fifth grade students enjoy playing on the “jungle gym” at the Gray Hawk Nature Center during a recent field trip. The “jungle gym” was created by several Fort Huachuca NCOs. General Myer Elementary School In conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the 2015 Relay for Life Sierra Vista, General…

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Bee activity unusually high this spring

Posted May 8, 2015 by City of Sierra Vista

Courtesy of SV Police Department Chief Tom Alinen Gilbert Mills removes a swarm of bees that descended on the Sierra Vista Police Department last week. More swarms have been spotted than normal so far this year, possibly due to winter rains in the Sierra Vista area, which spurred early and significant growth of flowering plants….

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Travel, tourism industry officially recognized this week

Posted May 8, 2015 by City of Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista — Governor Doug Ducey, along with the Arizona Office of Tourism, AOT, proclaimed May 2 — 10 as Arizona Travel and Tourism Week, coinciding with the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, giving recognition to Arizona’s top revenue generator and a major employment sector. “I’ve always said that Arizona is a…

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FH Retiree Council shares health care, commissary news

Posted May 8, 2015 by Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Raney

A blue-ribbon panel on military compensation and retirement recommended overhauling the decades-old retirement system for troops and the existing health care program for military families. The long-awaited proposals, unveiled after a nearly two-year study, include offering troops 401(k)-like retirement plans before they reach 20 years of service and replacing the existing TRICARE program with a…

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JAG celebrates Law Day by presenting Magna Carta at school

Posted May 8, 2015 by Stephanie Caffall

Fort Huachuca’s Staff Judge Advocate Office, JAG, office celebrated Law Day, reaching out to fifth-graders at General Myer Elementary School about the importance of the subject of law.

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Team Huachuca synergy makes language translation system test a reality

Posted May 8, 2015 by Ray Ragan,

It is often remarked that Fort Huachuca offers something unique to the Army, a synergy in the Intelligence community only possible here. For the on-going test of a new foreign language translation system, that synergy is a reality.

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Chalk Talk

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Colonel Johnston Elementary School Students from Althea Brown’s kindergarten class, also known as Strawberry World, are preparing for their Mini Society Fair underway this morning. The Mini Society Fair is an opportunity for the students to try their hand at being business owners or entrepreneurs. It is the culmination activity of the year-long economic unit…

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