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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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Health & Safety

Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

Posted  July 12, 2013

Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn’t always cooperate in people’s favor.

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ACU – Alternate uniform offers more fit options

Posted  July 12, 2013

A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

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TRADOC leads review of MOS standards, gender integration

Posted  July 12, 2013

As the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to design the force of the future, it will also review the standards for all Soldiers – men and women alike – to support the future force.

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SV public library celebrates Local Children’s Author Month

Posted  July 12, 2013

During the month of July, Local Children’s Author Month, the staff at the Sierra Vista Public Library are celebrating different local children’s book authors. Each week, library personnel are featuring a locally written book by hosting a reading and interactive workshop with the authors. Each program begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Programs are free,…

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Determine eligibility for special education and comparable services

Posted  July 12, 2013

Army Community Service The time for summer permanent change of station moves is upon us. Although each state and the Department of Defense, or DoD, schools have different implementing rules for special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires that a student’s individualized education program, or IEP, be honored upon relocation whether…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  July 12, 2013

Photo property of the U.S. Army Sgt. Peter de Pasqua was a Corps of Intelligence Police agent during World War I. July 11, 1917 On July 11, 1917, Maj. Dennis Nolan, Intelligence chief in Gen. John Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in World War I, wrote to the chief of staff of the Army…

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Health & Safety

Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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Silent sentinel is no more

Posted  July 12, 2013

The pine tree that stood watch at Fort Huachuca’s Main Gate for decades is gone. Along with several other trees on post, it was a victim of Tuesday night’s violent storm. The remnant of a tropical storm brought thunder, lightning, heavy rainfall and high winds to the area earlier this week, causing widespread damage as…

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DoD civilian furloughs begin; many fort offices have reduced hours or close on certain days

Posted  July 12, 2013

The furlough of Department of Defense civilian employees began on Monday. This led to reduced or changed hours for a number of operations and offices on Fort Huachuca as a result of reduced civilian staffing. The Fort Huachuca Museum now operates on a four-day-per week schedule and is closed Sundays and Mondays. In addition to…

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Dempsey calls on DOD leaders to mitigate sequester effects

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. In a videotaped message to the department posted on his Facebook page, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that solid leadership at all…

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