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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Soldiers collect food, help those in need

Posted  September 13, 2013

Chaplain (Capt.) John Arnoldbik From left, Spc. Naomi Fritta, 2nd Lt. Osman Martinez and 2nd Lt. William Szymczak, all from Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, pause after loading food and household supplies on the shelves at the Chaplain’s Food Locker. Members of Companies A, B, C and E, 304th MI Bn., conducted the Summer…

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Third quarter statistics bring attention to need for personal weapons safety

Posted  September 13, 2013

Statistics are in for the 2013 fiscal year through third quarter regarding personal injury-other losses, or PIO losses. There is a 24-percent increase in PIO-losses compared to last year. According to Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general, Fort Rucker, Ala., privately owned weapons accidents have accounted for nearly 27 percent…

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NETCOM shares morning of prayer

Posted  September 13, 2013

Gordon Van Vleet, NETCOM Network Enterprise Technology Command Chaplain (Col.) Michael Strohm speaks about the “human network” during a NETCOM-hosted prayer breakfast Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca. More than 100 NETCOM Soldiers, civilians and Family members heard Strohm’s message about the importance of having a spiritual network.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  September 13, 2013

Army Security Agency established Photo property of the U.S. Army This picture shows the interior of Field Station Kagnew in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1958. Sept. 15, 1945 Signals intelligence had been a part of the Army’s warfighting toolkit since World War I, practiced by radio interceptors, code-makers and code-breakers. The first Army organization to take…

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ACS shares news about available resources, upcoming training

Posted  September 13, 2013

Victim advocates available to help There are times when issues arise between domestic partners which can escalate to power, control or abuse. For the person who is confused about how to manage in this relationship, there is confidential support. Victim advocates are on Fort Huachuca year-round, around the clock — ready to assist, when needed….

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‘Check out’ all you can do with a library card

Posted  September 13, 2013

Ahhh, September! It’s the time of year one feels compelled to buy school supplies, or settle into interests old and new. Libraries everywhere have noticed this trend, which is why September is officially “Library Card Sign-up Month.” So as thoughts steer to what you will be doing to spend the cooler months ahead, consider how…

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Data thieves use smartphones to gain personal info

Posted  September 13, 2013

Smartphones can perform many of the functions of a personal computer. Keep it secure from data thieves with these tips: • Set a secret pin and password to prevent unauthorized access to the phone’s home screen to prevent others from using it. Set your smartphone to lock after five minutes when idle. • Do not…

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Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

Posted  September 13, 2013

The text on the page began to blend together as his eyes scanned the Washington Post, aimlessly jumping through the headlines.

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‘HEaDS-UP’ at Natick for better helmets

Posted  September 13, 2013

In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here are making a “HEaDS-UP” play.

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Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

Posted  September 13, 2013

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — For dedicated Soldiers who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer. Warrant officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their respective career fields. As such, they provide expert guidance and leadership to commanders and units in their given specialty,…

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