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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

Posted  January 17, 2014

Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition.

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Smithsonian Journey Stories — Upcoming events planned

Posted  January 17, 2014

Two years ago, the Henry F. Hauser Museum in partnership with the Sierra Vista Public Library, the Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Sierra Vista Historical Society, applied to be a 2014 Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories host site

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FMWR Briefs – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Youth baseball, softball set Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports and Fitness Program personnel have announced registration for Little League Baseball and Ponytail Softball for the upcoming season. Registration will be held tomorrow and Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. For more information…

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It’s not too late — resolve to get fit this year

Posted  January 17, 2014

Countless memes exist about vacant gyms in December of each year compared to a 30-person world wrestling match as a metaphor for fitness centers come January.

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Chalk Talk

Posted  January 17, 2014

General Myer Elementary School Susan Ford’s class is celebrating its 100th day today! The students brought in 100 items of their choice to share and create an art project to celebrate. In math, Ford’s class is counting money and reviewing multiplication facts. Trevor C. and Trinity H. in Marie Lee’s class were awesome helpers; they…

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Community Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on Monday Chiricahua National Monument In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Monday. The free entry is offered as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage people to visit and experience the wonders of national park sites across America. The…

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Commissary now scans IDs at checkout counter

Posted  January 10, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Commissary patrons now follow a new procedure when approaching the checkout lanes. Customers must have their identification card scanned instead of showing it to the store checker, a procedure which began Thursday. On Thursday commissary shoppers began following a new procedure implemented at checkout and effective that day. Instead of showing their identification…

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Colonel Smith, Johnston Schools power up to solar

Posted  January 10, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Members of the Colonel Smith Middle School Cyber Patriots; Luke Alm, Solon Corporation business development manager; and Bonnie Austin, Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools superintendent; participate in a ribbon cutting inside Colonel Smith Middle School Dec. 19 to celebrate the completion of two solar panel systems. Both CSMS and Colonel Johnston Elementary School have…

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Garrison commander shares animal adoption decision

Posted  January 10, 2014

To our Community, Recently, members of the community expressed their concern over our plans for the five horses and one burro at the Buffalo Corral. Having heard the concerns, we decided to extend the adoption deadline and have a veterinarian reexamine each animal. In the process, our veterinarian recommended either adoption or euthanasia based on…

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National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

Posted  January 10, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, personnel thank donors for joining the ‘arms’ race. “2013 was a great year for the military blood program, and we have you — our donors — to thank for it,” Air Force Col. Richard McBride, ASBP…

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