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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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FH BOLC graduate represents Army in cross country championship race

Posted  February 7, 2014

Photo courtesy of Swim Bike Run Photography 2nd Lt. Margaret Smith, a member of the All Army Cross Country team competing in the upcoming Armed Forces Cross Country Championship race, Feb. 15, in Boulder, Colo., runs the Mother’s Day Half Marathon in May 2011. Former Fort Huachuca military intelligence officer, 2nd Lt. Margaret Smith, was…

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NCOA unveils Soldier portrait

Posted  February 7, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Sgt. Maj. Robyn Collier, Noncommissioned Officers Academy deputy commandant, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bret Wiegmann, NCOA commandant, unveil the oil painting of Master Sgt. John Wilson inside the Wilson Barracks Jan. 31. Wilson Barracks, Building 62718 in Weinstein Village, gained a new addition to its main hallway Jan. 31. Soldiers and…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  February 7, 2014

Black History Month: MI showcases Revolutionary War spy public domain Painting of James Armistead Lafayette February is Black History Month. It is the legacy of historian Carter Woodson who was born to former slaves in Virginia in 1875. Early in life, Woodson’s story included farm worker, manual laborer, garbage truck driver and coal miner. After…

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Civilian of the Month – January, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Linda Feliciano Civilian of the Month: Linda Feliciano Agency: U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Position and duties: Administrative officer: handles incoming documents for the commanding general and command group. Also serves as the civilian human resources liaison How long at current assignment: 14 years in April How long in government service: About 20 years….

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USO celebrates 73rd birthday serving troops, Families

Posted  February 7, 2014

The United Service Organization Center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is open 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Here (upper right), service members of all branches, retirees, veterans and their Families can relax like these Soldiers who are playing Xbox at the Phoenix Sky Harbor USO Center in Terminal 4….

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National Drug Fact Week Police, students, parents talk, share facts

Posted  February 7, 2014

When it comes to minors abusing drugs and alcohol, not only do parents weigh in, but so do the police.

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FH Exchange rewards students for good grades

Posted  February 7, 2014

Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. From first-graders to high school seniors, pupils who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that recognizes academic excellence. The You Made the Grade program rewards military students with a…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Postal Service The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an online GI Bill Comparison Tool, Tuesday, to make it easier for veterans, service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Jury duty scam reported Pima County residents have informed the Arizona Superior Court about receiving phone calls from a potential scammer who says there is an outstanding warrant for their arrest for failure to show for jury duty. Residents are given two hours to bring $2,000 to a specified location and told failure to comply…

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FMWR Briefs – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at TMAC Personnel at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre have planned a special Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance, Feb. 14, 5 – 9 p.m. Cost is $50 per couple and will include either N.Y. strip steak or pecan crusted salmon, wild rice, asparagus and red velvet cake; a glass of champagne and a…

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