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Stephanie Caffall 
Staff Writer Local

Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

Natalie Lakosil
Staff Writer Local

304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

Natalie Lakosil Army

Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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Fort Huachuca opens Tax Center’s doors

Posted  January 31, 2014

Video capture by Thom Williams Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Graves (center), Company D, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, puts his cap on his son, Cayden, 10 months, being held by his mother, Tiffany, while the Family gets help with their tax paperwork Monday at the Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center following its grand opening ceremony that day….

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Tax season brings out identity thieves

Posted  January 31, 2014

Tucson — Thousands of Americans are eligible to receive refunds from Uncle Sam in 2014, and it’s not just certified public accountants who will be busy; tax season is primetime for identity thieves. With all of the personal information contained in tax documents, cons will try every trick in the book to obtain these documents…

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Nine Soldiers officially named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Posted  January 31, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7 – 23 in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee, or USOC, officially announced the team Monday. The Soldier-athletes named…

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Six honored at first quarterly IRC of year

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Six retiring Soldiers and their spouses bow their heads during the invocation during the installation retirement ceremony Jan. 24 on Brown Parade Field. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Godfrey gave the invocation. Families, Soldiers and guests at the quarterly installation retirement ceremony braved the gray sky and chilly air to say their farewells and…

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Dempsey: No plans to close military commissaries

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski It’s business as usual at the Fort Huachuca Commissary. Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans to close it and other military commissaries. However, in an effort to save money, officials did ask the Defense Commissary Agency for a range of options, including how the system would operate with reduced or…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 31, 2014

112th MI Brigade inactivated at Fort Devens, Mass. Photos property of the U.S. Army Pictured is the entrance to the 112th MI Brigade (Training) at Fort Devens, Mass. The brigade’s crest is on the bottom left of the sign. Other insignia shown are (clockwise): the MI Corps, Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army Intelligence…

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Air Force: Force shaping board to convene in July

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and…

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Marines: Registration changes affect marathon events

Posted  January 31, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Thirty thousand runners will have an opportunity to run through the nation’s capital on Oct. 26 during the 39th annual Marine Corps Marathon, or MCM, but along with four other events, the 26.2-mile race faces some registration changes that are scheduled to occur in February. Along with the marathon,…

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Fort receives recognition for blood donations, holds blood drive

Posted  January 31, 2014

In keeping with January being National Blood Donor Month, the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, recognized Fort Huachuca as the number-one contributing blood donor to the Blood Donor Center

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FMWR Briefs – January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

FMWR hosts evening out for women Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Gina Savage, military dependent enjoys a martini while she gets her nails painted by Aleea Peterson, event volunteer at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s “Martini & Massage Night” Jan. 25 at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Patrons could choose from four different versions…

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