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Logistics Readiness Center provides different facets of support on post

Donald Nelson Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion take a class in pallet building April 24 at the battalion’s motor pool. The class dealt with the logistical side of deployment the Soldiers would later experience. When it comes to providing day-to-day installation services the Logistics Readiness Center, or LRC, directs, manages and coordinates a…

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U.S. Army celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Army.mil Mr. Gonzalo Soanes, mayor of Caguas, explains how his town conducted blackouts to Lt. Col. F. Parra, Maj. Gen. Collins, and Lt. Gen. Andrews, Puerto Rico, November 1941. The U.S. Army recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. America’s diversity is a source of strength, and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend…

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Are you, your Family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

J.D. Leipold Bill Newman of the Army’s Emergency Management Program at the Pentagon speaks with a Soldier about creating an emergency kit for his Family. The “Ready Army” display at the Pentagon early this month was part of September’s National Preparedness Month. WASHINGTON — Every September for the last 11 years, the Federal Emergency Management…

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Young artist helps local PD catch criminals through her work

Courtesy photo Makenzie Sargent is pictured with some of her artwork. A young woman whose parents work on Fort Huachuca is helping the Sierra Vista Police Department take a bite out of crime through her artwork. Makenzie Sargent, 18, was one of two students whose ideas were blended together to create a colorful new logo…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Special Operations is part of Army Intelligence Heritage As an intelligence sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, Sgt. 1st Class Bennie Adkins’ job was to oversee intelligence collection on the enemy’s locations and activity in his operations area. He was assigned to Special Forces Camp A Shau, near the Ho Chi Minh…


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FMWR Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is now open for the season. Hours are: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim only, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for open swim; and federal and training holidays, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim…

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Community Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Square dance announced The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net. Inexpensive books offered Friends of the Sierra…

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Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Veteran color guard members line up for the presentation of veterans organizations’ colors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Memorial Day service on Monday. Sixteen different groups participated. Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the…

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CSA shares thoughts on sexual assault and sexual harassment

Posted  May 31, 2013

Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and…

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Commissary here plans for Tuesday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to…

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Firefighter training underway Small fires being lit on FH roadway corridor

Posted  May 31, 2013

The fire department is conducting wildland firefighting certification training through June 7. As part of the training, firefighters will ignite small spot fires along the grass corridor between Squire and Railroad Avenues. The vegetation is very low and between two barriers. The flame and smoke level will also be minimal. Each training session will last…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted  May 31, 2013

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  May 31, 2013

Nolan becomes Army’s first G2 (Intelligence) officer May 28, 1917 When Gen. John Pershing took command of the American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in June 1917, his entire combat force consisted of a small headquarters and a division of infantry troops, with no staff organization or intelligence assets. Seventeen months later, the AEF had grown…

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Runion Dental Clinic rolls out new initiative

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Christopher Hamilton, preventative dental specialist, performs a cleaning. Patients can take advantage of the Go First Class program starting tomorrow to combine appointments for exams, cleanings and fillings. Summer is a time to sink your teeth into corn on the cob, watermelon and barbecued ribs, but starting tomorrow, Runion Dental…

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Warm, dry season means increased fire potential in Southwest

Posted  May 31, 2013

As the weather gets warmer, outdoor activities increase. To ensure that fun continues safely, always bear fire prevention and safety in mind. Starting at the beginning of spring, brush and vegetation begin to dry out, creating prime conditions for wildfires. To avoid accidentally starting a wildfire, bear these important tips in mind: Fireworks are prohibited…

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