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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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Huachuca Canyon remains closed

Posted  August 16, 2013

A bear attempts to break into a vehicle on post recently in search of food. Due to bear activity and related health and safety issues, Huachuca Canyon remains closed to all pedestrians and bikers until further notice due to a high level of bear activity there. The gate is currently locked to vehicle access. Environmental…

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Fort begins consultation process for Mountain View Officers’ Club’s future

Posted  August 16, 2013

Fort Huachuca is initiating the formal consultation process with the Arizona State Historical Preservation Office, or SHPO, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation concerning the future disposition of the Mountain View Officers’ Club, Building 66050. After careful consideration of the difficult fiscal realities facing the Army, a management decision has been made that no…

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Global Leadership Summit draws attendees from post

Posted  August 16, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Global Leadership Summit attendees watch retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state, give a speech on his leadership strategies. Powell also shared stories about his days in the Reagan Administration. Members of the Fort Huachuca community seek the opportunity to attend the annual, Christian-based Global Leadership Summit, or GLS,…

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Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

Posted  August 16, 2013

Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, for his courageous actions while deployed to the Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, in October 2009. He was a cavalry scout assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort…

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CSA sends: Leaders must check leaders

Posted  August 16, 2013

Nationally, deaths in private motor vehicle accidents peak during August, a trend our Army generally follows. While Army accidental fatalities are down 17 percent from this time last year, we’ve lost 14 Soldiers to motorcycle accidents since the beginning of June. That number represents half of all motorcycle fatalities for fiscal year 2013, occurring within…

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ACAP holds grand reopening celebration on post

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy Photo Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, delivers a congratulatory speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Army Career and Alumni Program’s renovated building Wednesday. The 10-month renovation includes technology-equipped classrooms, new office areas and a new air-conditioning system. The Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake…

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Antiterrorism, Force Protection Full-Scale Exercise to take place on FH in August

Posted  August 16, 2013

Natalie Lakosil During Apache Warrior 2012, last year’s annual force protection exercise, Sierra Vista paramedics and Airevac workers move an injured man into a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital for treatment. Periodic antiterrorism and force protection full-scale exercises help ensure installation readiness in the event of a real emergency. Natural disasters, wildfires,…

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Community Briefs August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

JROTC carwash to fund yearlong activities JROTC 2nd Lt. Pamela Gil   Members of the Buena Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, wash vehicles during their annual carwash Saturday at the Prestige Assisted Living Facility in Sierra Vista. The 216 cadets and four adult leaders worked different shifts, washed more than 200 cars, and…

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Spend weekend in Winslow, overnight in wigwam in Holbrook

Posted  August 23, 2013

Why Winslow? A mention of Winslow, Arizona immediately brings to mind the popular Eagles’ song, “Take It Easy.”

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FMWR Briefs – August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Don’t miss next Right Arm Night The theme for today’s Right Arm Night is “Kickoff to College Football,” and it will start at 4 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Right Arm Nights are free and open to Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members 18 and older. Free finger foods and a pay-as-you-go bar will…

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