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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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Post landmark in process of getting facelift

Posted  March 20, 2015

Natalie Lakosil (Right) Scaffolding reaching up to 85 feet high has been constructed around the entire 550,000-gallon elevated water tank to aid workers in the next step of construction. The tank will be sandblasted and repainted, a project facing delays due to high winds in the past few months. Driving on Fort Huachuca’s Squier Avenue,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  March 20, 2015

As early as June 1945, she was one of many American citizens living abroad wanted for questioning by the FBI for treasonous radio broadcasts originating from Germany.

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Exchange rewards academic excellence with You Made the Grade program

Posted  March 20, 2015

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students who excel in the classroom with its You Made the Grade program, now in its 15th year. Students in first through 12th grades who maintain a B average or better are eligible to receive a coupon book filled with free offers and…

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Getting, keeping good credit important in financial life

Posted  March 20, 2015

Good credit plays an important part in a person’s financial life. Not only is it essential for obvious things like qualifying for a loan or getting a credit card, but also for less obvious things like getting cellular phone service, renting a car and perhaps even getting a job. A strong credit history, reflected in…

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Air Force: First AF female general paves way for military women

Posted  March 20, 2015

U.S. Army photo Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm, pictured here as an Army company commander in 1948, was the first woman to attend the Air Command and Staff School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in 1949. Her awards include two Distinguished Service Medals and a Legion of Merit. FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Jeanne…

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DOD: U.S. Marine, Army Special Forces prepare for crisis scenarios

Posted  March 20, 2015

Their final strike came at night, when two platoons of U.S. Marines and an Army Special Forces troops slipped in under the cover of darkness.

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NETCOM selects, honors 2014 top civilian

Posted  March 20, 2015

The Network Enterprise Technology Command selected its 2014 Civilian of the Year during a ceremony in the Greely Hall Auditorium March 12.

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Directive opens 4,100 special ops positions to women

Posted  March 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — A directive signed by Army Secretary John McHugh, Feb. 25, opened more than 4,100 positions to women in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, or USASOC. Directive 2015-08 opened positions in the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, National Guard airborne battalions and tactical psychological teams. Although recent news has focused on female Soldiers…

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Kick Butts Day teaches youth importance of not smoking

Posted  March 20, 2015

The first Kick Butts Day on Fort Huachuca was held at the Child and Youth Services School Age Center on Wednesday afternoon.

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News Briefs – March 20, 2015

Posted  March 20, 2015

Safety Office issues product safety recalls Fort Huachuca Safety Office personnel are notifying the post community of the following product safety recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cspc.gov. This week the following recalls went into effect: Youth loungewear pants recalled by M&M’S World Store due to violation of federal flammability standard; Westinghouse…

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