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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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First foreign MICCC manager prepares to return home

Posted  July 19, 2013

Courtesy Photo From left, Maj. Paul Gittins, poses for a photo with former U.K exchange officers, Maj. Don Walker and Maj. Andrew Fulton. Following their service as Military Intelligence Captains’ Career Course instructors, Walker and Fulton remained in the U.S. and currently work as contractors on Fort Huachuca. Maj. Peter Dennison, not pictured, is the…

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Physical fitness policies raise questions

Posted  July 19, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Capt. Alex Spalloni, Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion (foreground), and 2nd Lt. Kevin Sheehan, Company C, 304th MI Bn., wear the issued warm-weather physical training uniform while lifting weights at Barnes Field House during physical training readiness hours. All Soldiers, permanent party and students are issued a warm weather and cold weather…

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40th ESB change of command about both troops, commanders

Posted  July 19, 2013

Photo by Sgt. Robert England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. James Parks III, 11th Signal Brigade. commander, center, passes the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion colors to Lt. Col. David Thomas, 40th ESB commander, right, during the 40th ESB Change of Command Ceremony July 12 at Brown Parade Field here. Thomas arrived from Special Operations Command at…

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Budget constraints lead to postponement of 2013 MI HoF induction

Posted  July 19, 2013

In a letter released earlier this month, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, announced his decision to postpone the 2013 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, or MI HoF, induction ceremony. “Given the budget constraints felt throughout the Army and the Department of Defense this…

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CASAs serve states as civilian, military liaisons

Posted  July 19, 2013

Courtesy of Dr. Randy Groth Dr. Randy Groth, left, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army for Arizona, and Col. Timothy Faulkner, former Fort Huachuca garrison commander, spoke during a briefing prior to the National Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Conference, held on Fort Huachuca in 2011. Civilian aides to the…

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Community Briefs July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a free Youth Leadership workshop, sponsored by Toastmasters International and geared toward middle school students. Participants will learn and develop speaking and leadership skills, overcome nervousness when asked to speak before audiences, organize and present ideas, listen to others, and participate and lead group discussions…

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TMAC hosts free blues performance in August

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy photo   The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre brings in Delta Groove recording artists Andy T-Nick Nixon Band here Aug. 4, 5 – 7 p.m. to rock the house with some Nashville blues. The performance is open to the public and all ages. Admission is free. There will be a pay-as-you-go bar and food will…

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Contest depicts military life through interlocking blocks

Posted  July 26, 2013

Local Lego® enthusiasts presented their best military-themed creations in Fort Huachuca’s first-ever Lego® Building Competition at Murr Community Center this month

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DS Logon offers convenience, practicality – a ‘must’ for retirees

Posted  July 26, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts.) WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, is a relatively new, secure, self-service logon ID that allows Department of Defense, or DoD, and Department of Veterans Affairs,…

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Services continue efforts to open combat jobs for women

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon’s director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here Wednesday. Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on women in service, Juliet Beyler said the services…

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