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Natalie Lakosil Salutes & Awards

Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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Air Force: C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

Posted  January 17, 2014

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better.

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VA offers $600M to support services for homeless vet families

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Department officials announced Tuesday the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veteran families occupying permanent housing. “Those who have served our nation should never find themselves on the streets, living without hope,”…

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Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

Posted  January 17, 2014

When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca,

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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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Health & Safety

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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