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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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Health & Safety

Protect yourself — get your flu vaccine

Posted  October 25, 2013

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to use the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized.

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Events

FMWR Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween today and tomorrow. From 6 – 9 p.m. both days, various free children’s activities will be available. For older kids and adults, the haunted house will be open from 6 – 10 p.m.; and from 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay rides.” All…

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Students see red — Red Ribbon Week celebration underway

Posted  October 25, 2013

Students within the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District wore red this week participating in the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation.

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Sports

Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

Posted  October 25, 2013

Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish Oct. 20, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

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Events

Clip and save — area organizations offer holiday craft shows

Posted  October 25, 2013

Unique Boutique Bazaar underway The Palo Verde Palettes are holding their 29th Annual Unique Boutique Bazaar at Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, through 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Annual Craft Fair at Windemere The High Desert Crafters will host their 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair 8:30…

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Community Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Astronomy Club meets today The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in room 1101 of the Science Building, Cochise College, Sierra Vista Campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Jeff Ofstedahl, also known as “Mr. Oh!” the science director at the Center for Academic…

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Local

Chalk Talk – October 25, 2103

Posted  October 25, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Nancy Murphy entered art from several classes in the Cochise County Fair School Arts category. The fair was held at the end of September in Douglas. Participants from schools all over Cochise County entered many different art works. All participants won a first (blue), second (red) or third (white) ribbon. All…

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Salutes & Awards

Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Army photo Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (right) and her husband, now-retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, (left) supporting her. WASHINGTON – “My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting…

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Supporting a friend with breast cancer

Posted  October 18, 2013

Photo by Melissa Applebee Restless Wings Photography Cancer survivor Robin Vander Linden, 33, Sierra Vista, her daughter Samantha, 6, and the women that have played an important role in Robin’s life, gathered for a group photograph prior to the start of her chemotherapy treatments, April 2013. “What? Breast cancer? But she’s too young … she…

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Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

Posted  October 18, 2013

While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025 The work to become net zero in energy has already started according to Bill Hill, garrison energy…

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