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Stephanie Caffall 
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Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

Natalie Lakosil
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304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

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Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted  August 9, 2013

As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program.

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Spouse employment effort surpasses goal more than 2 years early

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – A White House and Defense Department challenge to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015 surpassed its goal Aug. 1, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told members of the Defense Department’s Military Family Readiness Council at the Pentagon today. The effort to hire 50,000 spouses reached fruition…

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What’s new at the library?

Posted  August 9, 2013

Museum Curator Nancy Krieski (center) meets with local visitors at the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. In February 2014, the Sierra Vista Public Library will partner with the Henry Hauser Museum to host Journey Stories, a Smithsonian exhibition that focuses on accounts of travelers and travels. Summer vacation is…

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ACS announces closures, EFMP information, upcoming training

Posted  August 9, 2013

Army Community Service, or ACS, is closed on Fridays for furlough through Aug. 16. Walk-in services Monday – Thursday are limited. Everyone should make an appointment with the desired program manager to ensure service availability. Call 533.2330 to be connected with a program representative. On Fridays through Aug. 16, the following services will be available…

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NETCOM’s senior enlisted Soldier retires

Posted  August 9, 2013

Gordon Van Vleet Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command commanding general, pins the Legion of Merit on Command Sgt. Major Gerald Williams, former NETCOM command sergeant major, during a retirement ceremony in Greely Hall auditorium, Aug. 1. Williams is retiring after 28 years of Army service. “I would not have become the Soldier…

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Fort Huachuca Exchange Service rewards good grades

Posted  August 9, 2013

Hard-working students deserve recognition, so the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1 – 12 who maintain a “B” or better average with the “You Made the Grade” program. “We love it when military students excel,” said the Fort Huachuca Exchange General Manager Jeff Willis, “so it’s natural to…

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TRADOC selects NCO, Soldier of Year using same high standards, newer techniques

Posted  August 9, 2013

Courtesy Photo Sgt. Curtis Bittner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s 2013 Soldier of the Year, meets a selection board via video teleconference. TRADOC cut costs by conducting some events at the competitors’ locations and other events virtually, using technology such as video teleconferencing U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2013 Noncommissioned Officer of the…

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel message on reducing civilian furloughs

Posted  August 9, 2013

When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the fiscal year next…

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Fort’s net-zero middle school wins design, energy conservation awards at state, national, international levels

Posted  August 9, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski The exterior and landscape features of Colonel Smith Middle School received critics’ praise in several award categories. Its wind turbines were cited as energy-saving demonstration elements during the 2012 Sustainability and Innovation Awards. When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not…

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Community Briefs August 16, 2013

Posted  August 16, 2013

Wild Bunch, Steampunks come together for gunfighters rendezvous Bill Treywick The Wild Bunch of Tombstone has challenged the Tombstone Steampunk Society to enlist 100 Steampunks to invade the City of Tombstone for its first-ever Rendezvous of Gunfighters Steampunk Challenge Parade. The event takes place Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m., on historic Allen Street. The public is…

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