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CSA makes first visit here, highlights unique capabilities

Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with 111th Military Intelligence Brigade leadership during his visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Dec. 9, 2014. Fort Huachuca leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post Monday and…

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Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

City of Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller, city officials, senior leaders from Fort Huachuca and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart stand before the sign designating Sierra Vista a Purple Heart City. The project was initiated by the Sierra Vista Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Sierra…

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Fort Huachuca Soldiers, Families receive free trees

Maci Hidalgo The Blair Family searches for the perfect tree during Trees for Troops® at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Dec. 5. The earlier each Family showed up at the event, the more trees they were able to choose from. Soldiers and Family members of Fort Huachuca lined up to receive their free Christmas tree…

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Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

Ray Ragan A tester with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) runs a Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) through a bench test before moving the radio for an open-air developmental test at Fort Huachuca on Sept. 23. MNVR is a next-generation radio system designed to bridge both data and voice communications from brigade and…

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Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel on Monday. If…


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Three take ‘PRIDE’ in new degrees

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 2-13th Aviation Regiment has announced that three of its instructors have earned their Associate of Applied Science in Education degree from Cochise College.

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Monsoon start means break from hot weather – keep summer safety in mind

Posted  July 5, 2013

Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona area until early July, monsoon season has “officially” begun according to the National Weather Services, and safety precaution needs to be a priority.

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LandWarNet modernization one key to Army future

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Even as forces draw down in Afghanistan and budgets are reduced, modernization of the Army network will not stagnate, said the service’s chief information officer. “We ensure Soldiers have the best capability available to them, everything over IP; highdefinition, full-motion video; unlimited bandwidth, whatever request they’ve needed we’ve been able to get that technology to them very quickly,” said Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, the…

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Force changes bring opportunities, Hagel tells troops

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Soldiers of the nation’s reorganizing Army today that now is the time for creative adaptation.  Hagel spoke to an audience of Soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Carson, Colo., home of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division. Hagel noted that one of the Army brigade combat teams to be eliminated is based at Fort…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  July 5, 2013

During World War II, more than 19,000 Army Soldiers trained at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Md., which was run by the War Department’s Military Intelligence Service.

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Top service members mark all-volunteer force’s anniversary

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – In a letter issued Monday to the men and women of the armed forces, the nation’s top two military officers and senior enlisted member marked the 40th anniversary of the all-volunteer force. The letter – signed by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and…

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News Briefs – July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Fort schools to hold registration Parents may register their children at the Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 23 – 25. On Aug. 5 and 6, Smith Middle School personnel will only register students from 9 – 10 a.m.  There will be a special registration area for those who pre-registered in the spring. Parents will be required…

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FMWR Briefs – July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

TMAC closed through July 12 Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, including the lunch buffet, is closed through July 12 for construction. The lunch buffet will re-open July 16. For more information, call 533.3802 or 533.7322. Save 15 percent on framing During July, Arts & Crafts Framing Solutions will “celebrate America” by offering 15 percent off any framing order for posters, prints, photos or shadow boxes…

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Theater program brings pirates, beach bums to stage

Posted  July 5, 2013

Every summer, students in kindergarten through eighth grade can expect a red truck that reads “Missoula Children’s Theatre” to roll up to Colonel Johnston Elementary School.

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Community Briefs July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Enroll in Citizen Police Academy The next Sierra Vista Police Department Citizen Police Academy will begin Aug. 7. Classes will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 –9 p.m., for 12 consecutive weeks in the police department auditorium. The free program includes hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing and participating in a ridealong with an on-duty police officer. Academy graduates will…

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