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CSA makes first visit here, highlights unique capabilities

Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with 111th Military Intelligence Brigade leadership during his visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Dec. 9, 2014. Fort Huachuca leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post Monday and…

City of Sierra Vista Local

Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

City of Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller, city officials, senior leaders from Fort Huachuca and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart stand before the sign designating Sierra Vista a Purple Heart City. The project was initiated by the Sierra Vista Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Sierra…

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Fort Huachuca Soldiers, Families receive free trees

Maci Hidalgo The Blair Family searches for the perfect tree during Trees for Troops® at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Dec. 5. The earlier each Family showed up at the event, the more trees they were able to choose from. Soldiers and Family members of Fort Huachuca lined up to receive their free Christmas tree…

Ray Ragan Local

Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

Ray Ragan A tester with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) runs a Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) through a bench test before moving the radio for an open-air developmental test at Fort Huachuca on Sept. 23. MNVR is a next-generation radio system designed to bridge both data and voice communications from brigade and…

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Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel on Monday. If…


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FMWR Briefs – September 20, 2013

Posted  September 20, 2013

Save on advance carnival tickets Advance carnival tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Fun Festival, set for Sept. 27-29 at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Sierra Vista. The City of Fun Carnival will be featured, with rides for all ages. Buy in advance and save $3. Tickets are available at Fort Huachuca’s Murr Community Center…

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Fun in sun with low cost equipment rental

Posted  September 20, 2013

Camping, fall festivals or backyard barbeques may require items that are not usually kept on hand but Fort Huachuca’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rents office provides services and equipment that can assist in making these activities possible.

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Community Briefs September 20, 2013

Posted  September 20, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Marines…

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Foodies follow ‘Highroads’ to Sierra Vista for world cuisine

Posted  September 20, 2013

Long known as a melting pot of cultures, Sierra Vista is now recognized for its international flair when it comes to gastronomic delights. With a smattering of cuisine from across the globe, Sierra Vista’s restaurant scene caught the attention of “Highroads” magazine writer Dina Mishev.

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West Gate access control point to go automated

Posted  September 13, 2013

Testing of a new automated system is underway at Fort Huachuca’s West Gate. Once completed, no Department of the Army civilian security guards will be posted at the gate. Moving to the unmanned system will save approximately $250,000 a year according to John Griffin, Physical Security Access Control division chief. It also helps Griffin with…

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Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is ‘sign of strength’

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. With September as National Suicide Prevention Month, the Army is highlighting efforts to prevent suicide, while underscoring that prevention is a 24/7, year-round campaign. Suicide in the Army is a…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted  September 13, 2013

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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Fort Huachuca community SHARP outreach campaign continues

Posted  September 13, 2013

Fort Huachuca continues its community Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, outreach campaign. The prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault is a top priority of the U.S. Army; Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Brig. Gen. Pete Gallagher, acting commanding general, Network Enterprise…

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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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