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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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Marines: 1st MLG motivates students at local elementary school

Posted  February 21, 2014

Hundreds of shouts rang through the air as students raced alongside Marines during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.”

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Air Force: Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted  February 21, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center, or AFPC, officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face personnel interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions…

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Soldiers see Russian history at Sochi Opening Ceremony

Posted  February 21, 2014

Team USA marched into Fisht Olympic Stadium to thunderous applause during an opening ceremony choreographed to highlight centuries of Russian folklore and history.

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Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

Posted  February 21, 2014

When racing blindly down the mountain at 80 miles per hour, trust and teamwork are crucial for two Soldier-athletes who attribute their resilience in the sport of luge to military training.

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News Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

SV plans prescribed burns The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department will conduct several controlled burns at the Environmental Operations Park north of State Route 90 through the end of the month. The burns will be during the week, 9:30 a.m. – noon each day, weather permitting. The burns are part of scheduled maintenance…

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FMWR Briefs – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

‘Magic the Gathering’ event scheduled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, and Murr Community Center will host the Arizona Magic Invitational “Magic The Gathering” qualifying event tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for active duty or $25 for all others. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of people who…

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Spartan Race makes Soldiers stronger

Posted  February 21, 2014

A group of Soldiers from U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, participated in a grueling obstacle course on Feb. 9, at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds at Fort McDowell, four hours north of Fort Huachuca.

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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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