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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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Pentagon recognizes Army Environmental Program successes

Posted  March 13, 2015

Todd Mozes, Chugach Industries, Inc., Picatinny Photo Dept. Pictured are Jason Huggan and Historian Dr. Patrick Owens as they give a tour of the Walton Burial Ground in celebration of Earth Day. Arsenal History Tours are coordinated during the year for the Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny, New Jersey workforce, new employees, members of the public and…

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Measles, other illnesses — how facilities on post have taken precautions

Posted  March 13, 2015

Recent reports of measles cases popping up in California and other surrounding states have many concerned, especially for their children. With that in mind, Fort Huachuca’s Child, Youth and School Services (CYS) Programs have continued with their proactive approach to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, including measles, as much as possible. “The staff are…

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Faces of SHARP on Fort Huachuca revealed

Posted  March 13, 2015

Bob Spalding is the sexual assault response coordinator (SARC)/Victim Advocate Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, SHARP, specialist for Information Systems Engineering Command. He has been a SHARP representative for three years. The most interesting aspect of being a SARC: “Realizing every day how much the SHARP program is needed, and the impact it can have…

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Bike and Walk to School Day a healthy alternative

Posted  March 13, 2015

Natalie Lakosil From left, Timothy, 6, attends Colonel Johnston Elementary School, parents Missi and Maj. Brian Hayes, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion walk behind him as he pedals quickly to school. Timothy is usually a bus rider but participated in Walk and Bike to School Day. Students and employees all over Fort Huachuca set out a…

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RQ-4B soars past 10,000 flying hours

Posted  March 13, 2015

Airmen from an RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft maintenance unit welcome an RQ-4B after a flight Sunday in Southwest Asia, in which the aircraft surpassed 10,000 flying hours. The RQ-4B aircraft 2019, or A2019, was the first block 20 and first RQ-4B model to arrive here Oct. 16, 2010. During its service, the aircraft has been…

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Marines observe 70th anniversary of Battle of Iwo Jima

Posted  March 13, 2015

Members of the Marine Corps Historical Company present an Iwo Jima Flag Raising Tableau during the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Saturday. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute, banquet and a video message for veterans from Commandant…

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SV Public Library provides services for FH community

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Sierra Vista Public Library serves not only the Sierra Vista community, but is also partnered with Fort Huachuca and has been serving the military community for almost 10 years.

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AER college aid for dependent children, spouses

Posted  March 13, 2015

Army Emergency Relief’s (AER) Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program is for dependent children of active-duty, retired and deceased Soldiers. The scholarship program is for full-time students at an undergraduate, technical or vocational institution accredited by the Department of Education and is awarded annually up to four academic years. Funds may be used for tuition,…

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Female athletes prepare for summer Olympics

Posted  March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Three female Soldiers have their sights set on going to the Olympics next summer in Brazil – two boxers and one wrestler. Gail McCabe, of Army Broadcasting, interviewed the Soldiers and others March 3 – 5 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they are training as part of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program,…

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News Briefs – March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

Safety Office issues Product Safety Recalls Fort Huachuca Safety Office personnel are notifying the post community of the following Product Safety Recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cspc.gov. This week the following recalls went into effect: Children’s pajamas recalled by KTM North America for violation of federal flammability standard; Dirt Devil recalls…

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