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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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FMWR Briefs – June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

‘Dueling Pianos’ returns to TMAC Army Entertainment and FMWR will present “Dueling Pianos,” a high energy, all request, sing-along, clap-along, rock, comedy piano show, where the audience is as much a part of the show as the entertainers. The event is set for Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Admission…

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News Briefs – June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

Bear activity noted on post A medium sized, young bear has been seen over the last few weeks around the picnic tables at Huachuca Canyon’s 1.7 mile marker. It is a uniform brown color, appears healthy and may be habituated to people. This is the hottest, driest time of the year, and the drought is…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  June 14, 2013

Arlington Hall – From Coeds to Codewords   Photos property of U.S. Army Arlington Hall in 1942 The following article was written by members of the Intelligence and Security Command History Office, and published in their pamphlet, “On the Trail of Military Intelligence History: A guide to the Washington, D.C. area.” June 10, 1942 History…

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McHugh creates greater oversight, screening of those who aid victims

Posted  June 14, 2013

Secretary of the Army John McHugh Tuesday detailed a new directive that will make the Army the first military branch to require behavioral health screenings for those who counsel sexual assault victims.

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Intel Soldiers in Afghanistan stay fit with CrossFit

Posted  June 14, 2013

When the duty day ends in Afghanistan, Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division)’s intelligence section jump for joy. Actually, they jump on boxes.

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Play hard, ride hard, be safe – company does it all in one day

Posted  June 14, 2013

More than 200 people came together for safety-related and fun activities during a special event last week at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

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ACS shares news of upcoming programs

Posted  June 14, 2013

New Parent Support Program benefits Families Frances Roberson is a registered nurse who recently joined the Army Community Service, or ACS Family Advocacy Program, or AFP, as the New Parent Support Program, or NPSP, home visitor. She is no stranger to the military community as she is the wife of a retiree. This experience has…

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When writing to Congress, follow rules for effective communication

Posted  June 14, 2013

As a member of the military community, everyone has the right to contact their elected officials. Congress wants to hear their constituents’ concerns and opinions – and they should. In order to communicate effectively and to increase the possibility of action, write a letter – but remember, follow specific guidelines. At the very top of…

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SHARP efforts gaining strength, workplace inspections enforced

Posted  June 14, 2013

The Army is taking aggressive measures to put a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault, but further action is still necessary, according to Army surveys. Through the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program, or SHARP, response and prevention efforts are continuously monitored to make sure that every member of the Army is…

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VA meets goal to hire mental health professionals

Posted  June 14, 2013

TUCSON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for veterans, service members, and military Families. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System has hired…

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