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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

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Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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Consumer awareness – don’t get taken

Posted  June 7, 2013

Each year, Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Division, or FHLAD, personnel see hundreds of people who experience problems when they buy goods or services. Many result from a lack of consumer awareness or impulsiveness such as jumping into contracts and purchasing agreements without thinking. Before agreeing to buy anything, ask yourself at least two questions: Can…

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EPG, academia partner to improve Soldier communication networks

Posted  June 7, 2013

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAEPG, recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative, or ASUSDSI, in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army’s networks.

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Soldiers to see fewer PCS moves in future

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Army would like its enlisted Soldiers to remain on station for at least 36 months, and career managers are aiming to see that they will, said a director from Human Resource Command. In late 2012, senior Army leaders “asked us to look for ways to increase unit readiness, stability and predictability for…

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MVC team works behind scenes, makes housing ready

Posted  June 7, 2013

When it comes to residential maintenance and landscaping, Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has a secret weapon – the Make Ready Team, or MRT.

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Protect personal information to prevent stolen identity

Posted  June 7, 2013

In 2012, identity theft was the number-one complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In 2011, Arizona was the number-one state in complaints of identity theft. Since 2003 Arizona has ranked either first or second nationally in reports of identity theft, according to the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition. Arizona was the first state…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  June 7, 2013

For the Counter Intelligence Corps, or CIC, the events of June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of a vital assignment that thrust its agents into every phase of the 336-day drive across Europe.

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Fort Huachuca gravesite accountability mission almost complete

Posted  June 7, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Pfc. Christopher Kluber, Fort Huachuca Honor Guard, takes a picture of Lt. Col. James Rivero’s gravesite at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery May 14, as part of IMCOM Cemetery Operations which is creating an online database for all IMCOM cemeteries. Fort Huachuca joined efforts with the Installation Management Command Cemetery Operations team…

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News Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps turns 97 On June 3, 1916, an act of Congress established The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. On Monday, June 3, Fort Huachuca Veterinary Corps Soldiers carry on an Army tradition through their mission of treating animals and conducting inspections. Here, Spc. Alicia Duncan, veterinary technician, prepares to draw blood from Natasha,…

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FMWR Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is now open for the season. Hours are: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim only, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for open swim; and federal and training holidays, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim…

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Community Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Square dance announced The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net. Inexpensive books offered Friends of the Sierra…

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