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Air Force:F-35 pilot training begins at Luke

The first ever F-35 Lightning II pilot training class was held at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, May 4.

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Summer Safety Fair promotes safety readiness for all

Fort Huachuca hosted its annual Summer Safety Fair at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 15, promoting safety, health and wellness for personnel and residents of the community.

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Middle school students celebrate last full day before summer vacation

Students at Colonel Smith Middle School spent Wednesday morning having fun in the sun as part of their outdoor field day activities.

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Mountain Vista Communities offers big moving deals

Photos by Jill WebberMountain Vista Communities residents play volleyball at the MVC Community Center on May 8. Those who live in MVC housing have exclusive use of the community center and its amenities. Mountain Vista Communities, MVC, the on-post family housing office, is currently offering up to $1,500 towards moving expenses for eligible Service members…

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Chief of staff retires after 31 years of service

Natalie Lakosil From left, Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major, watches as Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca, hands Col. Jeffrey Jennings, chief of staff, USAICoE, his retirement flag during Jennings’ retirement ceremony in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. His wife Suzanne was also…


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Native American Code Talkers get Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  November 22, 2013

Staff Sgt. Sean Harp Native American code talkers stand during a ceremony in which they received the Congressional Gold Medal in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The U.S. Congress awarded the medal as an expression of the nation’s profound gratitude to the code talkers for their valor and dedication during World…

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Keep cost of a DUI in mind during holiday parties

Posted  November 22, 2013

With the holiday season come holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an hour….

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DoD/TSA partner to provide military TSA precheck at 100 airports

Posted  November 22, 2013

As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach and provide more of the traveling public the ability to participate in expedited screening, the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, and the Department of Defense, or DoD, announced a partnership to expand TSA Precheck expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed…

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Fort welcomes deployed K9 team home

Posted  November 22, 2013

Maranda Flynn Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, were welcomed home Nov. 10 from their recent one-year deployment to Afghanistan. This was their first deployment together. Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, a German shepherd,…

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This week in MI History

Posted  November 22, 2013

Goddard a pioneer in aerial, night reconnaissance Photo property of the U.S. Army Brig. Gen. George Goddard, U.S. Air Force, is pictured, circa 1953. Nov. 20, 1925 As America was getting ready to join the fighting in World War I, a young artist from Chicago, George Goddard, decided to apply for a commission in the…

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Airmen shift from exercise to real-world relief efforts

Posted  November 22, 2013

Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, shifted gears from exercise to real-world humanitarian relief operations as they arrived at Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, to provide tactical airlift support for Operation Damayan, Saturday.

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31st MEU assesses remote sites with Osprey, delivers help

Posted  November 22, 2013

A bilateral assessment team traveled to remote areas in and near Leyte using an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey aircraft to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan Monday, as part of Operation Damayan.

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JROTC students showcase skills in locally held drill meet

Posted  November 22, 2013

Buena High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard demonstrates their skills. They earned a 3rd place trophy in the Color Guard category. From left are C/Pfc. Austin Carlson, 15; C/Pvt. Garrett Jones, 14; C/Pvt. Lynne Imamora, 14; and C/Pvt. Chance Swaggerty, 14. Members of the Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps,…

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FHCSC Annual Holiday Bazaar brings Christmas market to FH

Posted  November 22, 2013

Shoppers received a head-start to holiday season shopping Saturday and Sunday at the 5th annual Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club, or FHCSC, Holiday Bazaar held inside Barnes Field House.

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5 things to know about Soldier 2020

Posted  November 22, 2013

A Soldier assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, carries ammunition cans during a task in the Army’s Physical Demand Study at Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 13. FORT EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, is currently leading two efforts within Soldier 2020, the Army’s plan to integrate…

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