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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

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Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the month

Posted  September 27, 2013

Eric S. Hortin Civilian of the Month: Eric S. Hortin Agency: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: As the deputy in the Public Affairs Office, I am a virtual jack-of-all-trades. My duties include monitoring and updating the command’s social media and public web presences, basic video work, designing publications,…

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ACAP services available to retirees

Posted  September 27, 2013

Last month I attended the Fort Huachuca Army Career and Alumni Program Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The facility has been completely remodeled and has some terrific services available. I was reminded at that time that ACAP services are available for retired service members. Many normally consider ACAP to be a service for only for those service…

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Veteran designation introduced for driver licenses

Posted  September 27, 2013

PHOENIX — Two new services will be offered to military veterans by the Arizona Department of Transportation, effective Sept. 16. Veterans will have the option to have a designation on their Arizona-issued driver license, commercial driver license, identification card or instruction permit denoting their military service. In addition, veterans applying for an Arizona commercial driver…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history September 27

Posted  September 27, 2013

Purple is much more than color for signals intelligence Courtesy Photo The SIS used this analog of the Japanese Purple machine to decipher Japanese diplomatic messages in 1940. Sept. 25, 1940 By the spring of 1939, William Friedman’s teams of cryptologists had already achieved partial success with the Italian and German code-systems and the Japanese…

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Navy: Southeast Asia refugees tour Pearl Harbor

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released Members of the World Federation of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos take photos of the Ex-USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while on a boat tour of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In 1979 Tarawa rescued 400 Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea. PEARL…

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Marines: Marine Corps, Army collaborate to support joint force

Posted  September 27, 2013

Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas, Sept. 12.

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Air Force: Deployed Airmen jump in to help Jordanians with comm issues

Posted  September 27, 2013

Members from the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron installed communications equipment for Jordanians service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Sept. 7.

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day, volunteer for habitat restoration project

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will celebrate National Public Lands Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act on Saturday.

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POW/MIA Walkathon, Remembrances event honor Soldiers’ sacrifices

Posted  September 27, 2013

Soldiers and members of the Fort Huachuca community held two events this year in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday.

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Tech-savvy consumers be aware of scams related to new iPhones

Posted  September 27, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. – With the release of two new iPhones, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers eager to get their hands on the new gadgets to be wary of scammers attempting to take advantage of the iPhone’s popularity. BBB sees numerous iPhone and iPad related scams continuously throughout every year, but the…

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