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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…

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  September 5, 2013

MI history column showcases first Cuban-born American officer in WAC Monday Aug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day, a day when the nation commemorates the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. In addition, during the month of Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage month, taking time…

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Jewish New Year celebration to begin

Posted  September 5, 2013

The Jewish New Year’s celebration begins with Rosh Hashanah, starting at sundown, Wednesday, and closes with Yom Kippur, starting at sundown, Sept. 13. Rosh Hashanah begins a 10-day period which is a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sinful acts…

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Mean machines – NCOA volunteers help keep ‘em clean

Posted  September 5, 2013

Staff Sgt. David Crosby, 12th Platoon, Advanced Leadership Course, Noncommissioned Officers Academy, dries the top a water tender. According to Dave Rhodes, Fort Huachuca Fire Department, Station 2 captain, the Soldiers’ volunteer project to wash the fire vehicles was a huge time saver; normally the fire department personnel can only find time to wash about…

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the Month

Posted  September 5, 2013

Susan Turley Agency: Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Fort Huachuca Position and duties: Attorney-advisor for the legal office. Primary focus areas are contract and fiscal law, and ethics How long at current assignment: Since June 2012 How long in government service:…

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FH celebrates equal voting rights, Women’s Equality Day

Posted  September 5, 2013

Even though an annual force protection exercise was in full effect on Fort Huachuca, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, still took the time to honor Women’s Equality Day by hosting an observance in Alvarado Hall on Wednesday.

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News Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

AAFES offers eReceipts Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping the Fort Huachuca Exchange. Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts. Shoppers who select…

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FMWR Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Outdoor pool will close after Labor Day Irwin Outdoor Pool is open for its final weekend of the season, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lap swim is available all day during this time. The pool will remain open through Monday, Labor Day, then will close for the season. For more information, call 533.3858. Dance nights…

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Health & Safety

Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted  September 5, 2013

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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Community Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Breakfast in SV Community Garden Enjoy a free breakfast on Saturday, 8 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Community Garden, 300 E. Wilcox Dr. The 2nd Annual Breakfast in the Garden is an opportunity to sample locally grown produce and learn more about the project. For $15 for a bed or $10 for a tower, anyone…

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Chalk Talk – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Draeger’s third grade students have begun a unit in life Science. They have been observing lima beans with their hand lenses. The youth have removed the seed jacket and identified the radical, root; plumule, shoot; and cotyledon, leaf. It is important that students’ vocabulary increases while studying in various content…

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