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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Soldiers to see fewer PCS moves in future

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Army would like its enlisted Soldiers to remain on station for at least 36 months, and career managers are aiming to see that they will, said a director from Human Resource Command. In late 2012, senior Army leaders “asked us to look for ways to increase unit readiness, stability and predictability for…

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EPG, academia partner to improve Soldier communication networks

Posted  June 7, 2013

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAEPG, recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative, or ASUSDSI, in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army’s networks.

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Commentary

Consumer awareness – don’t get taken

Posted  June 7, 2013

Each year, Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Division, or FHLAD, personnel see hundreds of people who experience problems when they buy goods or services. Many result from a lack of consumer awareness or impulsiveness such as jumping into contracts and purchasing agreements without thinking. Before agreeing to buy anything, ask yourself at least two questions: Can…

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Salutes & Awards

Superintendent leaves after eight years of educational service

Posted  June 7, 2013

On June 27, Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodations Schools superintendent, will close out eight years of civilian service to the Fort Huachuca community.

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Fort to automate West Gate access control procedures

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fort Huachuca will automate the West Gate for 24/7 operations. The exact date for implementing this change will be announced later, once the contract for automation is awarded. With automated access control in place, a vehicle approaches the gate and the operator activates the intercom to ring the Military Police Station. The desk sergeant answers…

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To ensure readiness, National Guard in need of warrant officers

Posted  June 7, 2013

With the Warrant Officer Corps sitting at only 80 percent strength, the Army National Guard, or ARNG, is taking strides to increase this number and ensure readiness.

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Army promotes National Safety Month

Posted  June 7, 2013

FORT RUCKER, Ala. – June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their Family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death. National Safety Month coincides with the beginning of summer, historically the deadliest…

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NETCOM adds another general to fort’s ranks

Posted  June 7, 2013

The newest general officer on Fort Huachuca received his first star during a ceremony Monday at the Network Enterprise Technology Command headquarters building here.

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Events

Community Briefs June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

Sprucing things up for Army’s birthday celebration Spc. Miguel Rodriquez and Spc. Michael Wheeler, under the watchful eye of Staff Sgt. Jammy Frison, scrub the cannons on Brown Parade Field Wednesday so they look their best for the Army’s 238th birthday today. All three Soldiers are members of the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard. Exchange old flag…

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B Troop celebrates 40th anniversary on July 4

Posted  June 14, 2013

Forty years ago America was a different place. The Vietnam War had just ended. The Watergate investigations were underway. Gasoline was 36 cents per gallon.

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