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Soldier with heart for young people coaches wrestling teams

Sgt. 1st Class John Rivera Jr., an operations and administrative non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, works on wrestling holds with Buena High School students Cahan Sasica (left) and Jordan Ritchie at Buena High School. Rivera is also president of the Team Chute Boxe Wrestling Club where he coaches children, 4 and…

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IMCOM human capital plan shapes 2025 workforce, builds legacy

Amanda Kraus Rodriguez Dana Davis, a financial management specialist at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Europe Region headquarters and member of the SHCP working group, prepares draft copies of the Strategic Human Capital Plan for IMCOM headquarters staffing. SAN ANTONIO – The newly developed U.S. Army Installation Management Command Strategic Human Capital Plan lays groundwork…

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Carter took office Tuesday as 25th defense secretary

Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz Incoming Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives at the Pentagon to assume duties as the newly appointed Secretary of Defense, Tuesday. WASHINGTON — Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of defense Tuesday after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Intelligence played role in Philippine Insurrection, 1899 – 1902 Photos from the National Archives U.S. Infantry are shown entrenched against the Filipinos, ca. 1899 – 1900. On April 23, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain in response to unrest in Cuba and the sinking of the American battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor….

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Diving platform at Barnes Field House helps with Soldier training

Barnes Field House has a training aid, one that will help Soldiers with their water safety.


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Veterans

Veteran designation introduced for driver licenses

Posted  September 27, 2013

PHOENIX — Two new services will be offered to military veterans by the Arizona Department of Transportation, effective Sept. 16. Veterans will have the option to have a designation on their Arizona-issued driver license, commercial driver license, identification card or instruction permit denoting their military service. In addition, veterans applying for an Arizona commercial driver…

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ACAP services available to retirees

Posted  September 27, 2013

Last month I attended the Fort Huachuca Army Career and Alumni Program Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The facility has been completely remodeled and has some terrific services available. I was reminded at that time that ACAP services are available for retired service members. Many normally consider ACAP to be a service for only for those service…

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the month

Posted  September 27, 2013

Eric S. Hortin Civilian of the Month: Eric S. Hortin Agency: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: As the deputy in the Public Affairs Office, I am a virtual jack-of-all-trades. My duties include monitoring and updating the command’s social media and public web presences, basic video work, designing publications,…

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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates leadership serving with honor, pride

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, serves as guest speaker for the Hispanic Heritage Month event Tuesday in Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Hispanics Serving and Leading our Nation with Pride and Honor.” Soldiers and Civilians gathered at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre…

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Former Aberdeen commander speaks about combating sexual assault

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photo by Marranda Flynn Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention victim advocate, expressed her appreciation for the Army SHARP program to Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley. Shadley visited Fort Huachuca on Monday and Tuesday to speak on his personal leadership challenges in the…

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Memo prepares DoD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON – Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DoD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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SVRHC announces new hospital groundbreaking ceremony

Posted  October 4, 2013

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – Officials at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, or SVRHC, announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospitalwill be at 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. The ceremony will be held at the hospital’s east campus near the Outpatient Surgery Center located at 151 Colonia de Salud in Sierra Vista. Construction on…

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Sierra Vista marketing campaign gets ‘Savvy’

Posted  October 4, 2013

The City of Sierra Vista won two prestigious awards for its community outreach marketing campaign, “1&1 Weekly Refuse and Recycling” and Vista 411, a bi-monthly city-wide newsletter.

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Fort Huachuca names Operation Rising Star finalist

Posted  October 4, 2013

Just in time for music show premieres like “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition Sept. 27 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

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Events

FMWR Briefs – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

See ‘The Sunshine Boys’ live at Murr Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy in two acts, live on stage at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. Matinees will be presented…

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