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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on National Public Lands Day

Posted  September 27, 2013

Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day.

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News Briefs – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

State Department recruiting today A recruiter from the State Department will conduct two presentations on employment opportunities with the U.S. Department of State at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today at the Army Career and Alumni Program Center, Bldg. 22420, Butler Road. Attendees can schedule further individual discussions with the recruiter following each session. For…

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FMWR Briefs – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

‘Rising Star’ finals set for today Family and MWR will present the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition at 5 p.m. today during the Fun Festival at Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista. Everyone is invited to watch contestants compete and vote for their favorites to help them win cash prizes and the opportunity…

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All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

Posted  September 27, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships, Sept. 19.

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Sierra Vista ranked one of top five best towns

Posted  September 27, 2013

SIERRA VISTA — “CNN Money” magazine named Sierra Vista as one of the top five best places to live in the “least crowded towns” category in the online supplement to the September 2013 “Best Places to Live” issue. Sierra Vista scored fourth on a list of 20 cities. With a population of nearly 44,907 —…

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Community Briefs September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Visit…

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Chalk Talk – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photo by Amy Wolfe. Students research igloos and Inuits at the General Myer library. Photo by Amy Wolfe. Amy Wolfe’s fifth graders learn research techniques at General Myer Elementary School. Amy Wolfe’s fifth-grade class conducted library research for Nancy Murphy’s igloo project. Prior to the students building the igloos, they utilized the library to research…

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POW/MIA Recognition Day honors service members

Posted  September 20, 2013

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Each year the president issues a proclamation asking Americans to observe the day as a remembrance of the nation’s service members who were held prisoner or are still missing, and their families. Today’s events include a Pentagon commemoration ceremony hosting former prisoners of war, family members, military service members…

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Patriots remembered, honored during Fort’s 9/11 ceremony

Posted  September 20, 2013

Photo by Tanja Linton Wreath holder Sgt. 1st Class Michael Dawley (center), 309th MI Battalion, salutes as the National Colors are brought down during retreat on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca hosted a Patriots Day ceremony Sept. 11 to remember and honor the victims, their loved ones, and the heroes who dedicated their lives during…

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Commentary: mastering the art of email

Posted  September 20, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. — Its reelly frustraiting when you receeve one of them emails which didn’t get proofred or spelcheked. They not only fale to comunicate the massage but it don’t reflect very well on you’re orginization either. While small misteaks … er, mistakes … in our written messages are inevitable and usually forgivable, that…

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