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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…

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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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Contestants sought for Rotary Student Speech Contest — deadline approaching

Posted  February 21, 2014

SIERRA VISTA — Rotary International District 5500 is sponsoring a student speech contest, open to all high school students, grades 9 – 12, with preference to those who have successfully completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Program. The purpose of the Four-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster ethics in everyday life, as well as in…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  February 21, 2014

Radio Intelligence Service along Mexican Border Courtesy Photo Government preparing men for radio work under direction of Federal Vocational Board. Student transmitting a message to four of his classmates in the class room at the Stuyvesant Evening High School, N.Y. April 1918. 22 February 1918 When Major (later Major General) Ralph Van Deman finally succeeded…

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Army Band in demand

Posted  February 21, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski The Military Intelligence Corps Band’s brass quintet performs during an evening Memorial Day ceremony in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. The band often performs in small ensembles focusing on a particular genre of music. The Military Intelligence Corps Band, or MI Corps Band, is the only active duty band in Arizona, and…

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Marines: 1st MLG motivates students at local elementary school

Posted  February 21, 2014

Hundreds of shouts rang through the air as students raced alongside Marines during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.”

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Air Force: Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted  February 21, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center, or AFPC, officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face personnel interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions…

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Soldiers see Russian history at Sochi Opening Ceremony

Posted  February 21, 2014

Team USA marched into Fisht Olympic Stadium to thunderous applause during an opening ceremony choreographed to highlight centuries of Russian folklore and history.

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Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

Posted  February 21, 2014

When racing blindly down the mountain at 80 miles per hour, trust and teamwork are crucial for two Soldier-athletes who attribute their resilience in the sport of luge to military training.

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News Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

SV plans prescribed burns The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department will conduct several controlled burns at the Environmental Operations Park north of State Route 90 through the end of the month. The burns will be during the week, 9:30 a.m. – noon each day, weather permitting. The burns are part of scheduled maintenance…

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FMWR Briefs – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

‘Magic the Gathering’ event scheduled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, and Murr Community Center will host the Arizona Magic Invitational “Magic The Gathering” qualifying event tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for active duty or $25 for all others. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of people who…

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Spartan Race makes Soldiers stronger

Posted  February 21, 2014

A group of Soldiers from U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, participated in a grueling obstacle course on Feb. 9, at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds at Fort McDowell, four hours north of Fort Huachuca.

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