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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

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40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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Chalk Talk

Posted  February 21, 2014

Students participate in hands (and feet)-on activity Christen McCracken Quiana Reed, 11, photographs (from left) Sara Michel, 11; Juliana Gonzales, 11; Gillian Overcast, 10; Kayla Batiste, 11; and Ethan Scott, 11, climb around while learning at the Flandrau Planetarium at the University of Arizona in Tucson during a field trip Jan. 19. All fifth grade…

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Community Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

See sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw The 1,500-acre Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area wildlife habitat is famous for the large population of Sandhill Cranes from October through February. See them for another few weeks. Per those who lead guided tours, the best time to go is at about 6 to 7 a.m. to watch them take…

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Senior NCO relinquishes responsibility one day, assumes it again next

Posted  February 14, 2014

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, outgoing 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major; Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Whitney, incoming 111th MI Bde. command sergeant major, salute during the national anthem played at the 111th MI Bde.’s change of responsibility ceremony….

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DoD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Later this year, the Department of Defense will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here Tuesday. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Presidential proclamation: American Heart Month – 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Maintaining a strong heart is key to a long and healthy life. The number one killer of American men and women, cardiovascular disease is responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States. During American Heart Month, we renew our fight, both as a Nation and in each of our own lives,…

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Smith Middle School technology students win ‘Best in State’ title

Posted  February 14, 2014

Suzanne Jennings Top row from left, Colonel Smith Middle School eighth grade students Thomas Hakes, 13; Joshua Merrick, 13; Joel Pagan, 14; and bottom row, Amber Cassady, 14 and Kelly Riley, 14 win the Verizon Innovative App Challenge “Best in State” middle school title. The students had to design a smartphone application concept that encompassed…

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CDC earns national NAEYC accreditation for programs

Posted  February 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Hailey Bangle, 3, Jackie Cruz, Lead Child and Youth Programs assistant, and Megan Shamoom, 3, practice various learning skills in the 3 – 4 year old room at New Beginnings Child Development Center Wednesday. The Fort Huachuca Child Development Programs, the New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development Center and the…

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Army Community Service shares resource information

Posted  February 14, 2014

Need guidance and information about resources to prepare for and locate employment? Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, or ERP, can help. It offers information about local and federal employment opportunities, the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, interviewing skills, resume critiquing, career planning resources and more. Want to build work experience? Ask ERP personnel how to…

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Soldiers, Civilians train together, ‘get each other’s backs’

Posted  February 14, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Orvie Baker, guest speaker from Catharsis Productions, presents “Got Your Back,” a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention training session in Murr Community Center Feb. 7. Army retired, Baker shared his own experience on sexual harassment and assault perceptions while he served. He and co-presenter Kristen Pickering spearheaded the 90-minute session titled “Got Your Back.”…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  February 14, 2014

Colonel appointed Army of the Potomac’s intelligence chief Photos property of the U.S. Army Col. George Sharpe’s All-Source Intelligence organization became the Bureau of Military Information. From left, this photo shows Sharpe, civilian John Babcock, an unknown officer, and Capt. John McEntee in front of their headquarters. Feb. 11, 1863 During the first two bloody…

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