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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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Mortgage relief available for service members

Posted  August 2, 2013

On Feb. 9, 2012, the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs released a document which detailed a joint federal-state agreement to compensate service members whose homes were wrongfully foreclosed upon. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, and its predecessor, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, or SSCRA, have been protecting members of…

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Generators offer benefits during lengthy power outages

Posted  August 2, 2013

Ty Holland Modern portable gas generators are both fuel efficient and quiet. There are many on the market, so it is advisable to research different brands before purchasing one. With monsoon season in full swing, expect occasional power outages as storms and wind down power poles or cause other damage that disrupts electrical service. Outages…

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HIRED! Program now accepting teen job applications

Posted  August 2, 2013

Maranda Flynn From left, Courtney Daigle, 16, and Natasha Upchurch, 15, perform front-desk administrative duties at Expanding Horizons Child Development Center, July 25. They are currently serving as apprentices through the HIRED! Apprenticeship Program, a work-study program offered to Army teens. The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program, offered through Child, Youth & School Services, or CYSS, is…

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2014 MRE menu to change

Posted  August 2, 2013

Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat or MREs. Food will be packaged in foldable fiberboard sleeves instead of the current cartons inside the MREs to reduce the size and weight. The changes…

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Global Leadership Summit takes place off post next week

Posted  August 2, 2013

For the past two years, Fort Huachuca military, civilian personnel and members of the surrounding community have attended the simulcast private view of the Global Leadership Summit, or GLS, on post. This year, due to budgetary constraints, Fort Huachuca will be unable to host the GLS. However the Thunder Mountain Community Church, or TMCC, 4300…

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FH blood donations top the rest

Posted  August 2, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Dexter Marquez Maj. John Burke, right, officer in charge of the Fort Bliss, Texas, Blood Donor Center, presents Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Fairley, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, with the official plaque recognizing Fort Huachuca as the installation with the highest blood collection for 2012. The fort collected…

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Union elects officers, plans meeting

Posted  August 2, 2013

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 held its union officer elections July 17. New officers for the local union chapter are: Kathleen Rasdall, president; Anthony Will, vice president federal; Sandy Beares, vice president private; Angelika Figueroa, administrative vice president; Athena Blue, secretary; and Frances Long, treasurer. “All of the newly elected officers would…

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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days…

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Local DENTAC Soldier brings home Best Warrior title for DENTCOM

Posted  August 2, 2013

Spc. Jarred Woods Spc. Kevin Gailey, a supply technician with the Dental Command at Fort Huachuca, starts the air assault obstacle course at Fort Bliss, Texas, July 15. Gailey beat out 11 other Soldiers to become the DENTCOM Best Warrior for 2013 and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal and certificate of achievement as a…

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‘Good debt’ can bolster earning potential, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – Establishing “good debt” can be valuable for future earning potential, particularly in today’s challenging economy, a Defense Department official advised here recently. Obtaining a student loan for a college education or a higher degree to pursue a professional career is an example of good debt for service members and their Families when they…

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