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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…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

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…

Command History Office photos Army

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Health & Safety

Maintain bicycles at home for smooth, safe ride

Posted  September 6, 2013

Southeast Arizona is considered one of the prime locations in the United States for street and mountain biking. Cooler temperatures and monsoon’s end will soon bring bikers out in greater numbers.

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Events

Community Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Marines open Duty Hut The Cochise County Marines officially opened the Duty Hut at the VFW Post 9972 Hall, second floor, at 549 W. Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. It features a display of Marine historical uniforms, Marines’ photographs dating back to the Korean War, and gear, equipment and memorabilia. Tour it for free. Contact 456.5216…

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Salutes & Awards

Students color their way to prizes

Posted  September 6, 2013

  From left, Isaac Olsen, Aija Simmons, Sumahi Duenas, Garren Marshall, Addison Sanders and Annie Ricks, all fifth grade students at General Myer Elementary School, pose for a photo, Aug. 27, after learning they won a coloring contest held by USO Arizona last spring. Each student won a Barnes and Noble $25 gift card. There…

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Local

Antiterrorism Exercise assesses installation readiness, reinforces personnel strengths, community relationships

Posted  September 5, 2013

First responders, law enforcement and safety and security personnel from Fort Huachuca and the local community went into action Tuesday the 27th.

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Local

VA clinical psychologist raises military sexual trauma awareness

Posted  September 5, 2013

As the Army continues to strengthen its core values and leadership, Fort Huachuca’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP program, hopes to build leaders of advocacy when addressing military sexual trauma, or MST.

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Local

Glass recycling now available in Sierra Vista

Posted  September 5, 2013

SIERRA VISTA – Clean glass bottles and jars can be dropped off for recycling at the new Sierra Vista Glass Recycling Depot as part of the city’s trial glass recycling project. The Glass Recycling Depot, located in the parking lot of the Pedro Castro Government Maintenance Center, is a glass collection point that is separate…

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Local

FH Community Spouses’ Club accepting new members, shares plans for coming year

Posted  September 5, 2013

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club, or FHCSC, hosted a Super Sign Up Event at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Aug. 21, to kick off the 2013-14 club year, complete with a sign-up table, general information, local vendors and appetizers.

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Commentary

Did you forget to care for your Family?

Posted  September 5, 2013

No one forgets to care for his or her Family on purpose. It just happens – more often than one might think when it comes to the military Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP. Most often, retired Soldiers don’t know the federal law and the time limits it imposes on maintaining their SBP elections. If a…

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DoD

Ambassador network launches to help military spouses find jobs

Posted  September 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense, or DoD, has broadened its reach to military spouses looking for jobs through its new Spouse Ambassador Network, an arm of the department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, the program’s manager said here Tuesday. In its quest to educate, empower and mentor military spouses to encourage…

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Department of Defense to hold video competition

Posted  September 5, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Department of Defense is asking service members to participate in a video competition to fight against tobacco use and change the social norms. The competition, Fight the Enemy, is sponsored by the assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, and declares tobacco use as an enemy that degrades health, fitness,…

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