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Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

Posted October 18, 2013 by David Vergun

U.S. Army photo Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (right) and her husband, now-retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, (left) supporting her. WASHINGTON – “My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting…

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Obama to award Medal of Honor to former Soldier

Posted June 27, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on July 21 to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan, White House officials announced June 23. Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor at the White House for his courageous actions while serving as a forward observer with 2nd…

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March Civilian of the month: Greg Sasarita

Posted March 29, 2012 by

Agency: U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground Position and duties: Test officer in C4 Network Test Directorate, Network Systems Integration Division. Manages multiple test projects and activities:SR Hawk ground surveillance radar, Wind turbine study, NIE 12.2 configuration control, Renewable energy How long at current assignment: 22.5 years with EPG Residence: Sierra Vista Family: Wife, Dana, nurse;…

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Leadership Bowl win leads JROTC to D.C.

Posted August 2, 2012 by Story by Natalie Lakosil

For the first time ever, four cadets from Buena High School in Sierra Vista not only tested for the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leadership Bowl but qualified to go to the championship in...

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Aviation unit here celebrates life of Soldier

Posted May 24, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Family members, friends and Soldiers from the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Center 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, gathered in Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel May 17 to remember and honor the life of recently deceased Staff Sgt. Keith Kiser.

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Installation Awards Banquet sets best apart from rest

Posted February 28, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

All who attended Fort Huachuca’s annual Installation Awards Banquet to recognize the 2013 “best of the best,” Feb. 21, at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre experienced an evening to remember.

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Civilian of the Month

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Jesse Jones Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Telecommunications specialist. Responsibilities include installation, evaluation, integration and testing of satellite earth terminal systems. How long at current assignment: 18 years, 10 months How long in government service: 39 years, retired after 20 years active duty Residence: Sierra Vista Family: Wife Tina Hobbies:…

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Fort Huachuca Flower Shop wins top quality awards for Arizona

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Liz York, Mountain View News and Joan Vasey, Scout Editor

One of what is considered one of the floral industry’s leading wire service providers, BloomNet, has recognized the Fort Huachuca Flower Shop twice for superior quality floral products and excellence in customer service for the state of Arizona for orders prepared during the...

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Retirees feted, honored during their own special day

Posted January 19, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley

Local area retirees await the opening remarks at the Fort Huachuca Retiree Appreciation Day held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Saturday. More than 250 retirees attended Saturday’s event.             From left, Col. Iluminada Chinneth, deputy commander of Health Services, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center; Cindy Berry, Community Health…

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NETCOM’s senior enlisted Soldier retires

Posted August 9, 2013 by Gordon Van Vleet

Gordon Van Vleet Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command commanding general, pins the Legion of Merit on Command Sgt. Major Gerald Williams, former NETCOM command sergeant major, during a retirement ceremony in Greely Hall auditorium, Aug. 1. Williams is retiring after 28 years of Army service. “I would not have become the Soldier…

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