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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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EEO reminds workforce ‘we are equal to the task’

Posted  October 18, 2013

In recognition of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Fort Huachuca Equal Employment Opportunity Office promotes recruiting, hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities as part of sustaining a diverse workforce. A diverse workforce goes beyond a mission statement or core values of an organization. Diversity in the workplace utilizes individuals’ various skills and…

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DoD leaders worry about shutdown’s effect on Civilian morale

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is hurting Department of Defense civilian morale, the department’s comptroller told Congress yesterday. Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale told the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee DoD civilians have been through a lot over the past year and it is hurting productivity. The furloughs triggered by the shutdown…

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Combined Federal Campaign placed on hold

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Combined Federal Campaign has been placed on hold while the federal government shutdown continues, according to a Pentagon memo. Susan A. Yarwood, the human resources director with Washington Headquarters Services, announced that CFC activities in the continental United States, apart from on-going employee contributions, are indefinitely suspended. The campaign is a one-stop shop for…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  October 18, 2013

Wilson is first Counterintelligence Corps casualty of Korean War By Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian USAICoE Command History Office Oct. 13, 1950 John R. Wilson joined the Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, reaching the rank of major before being discharged in 1947. Shortly thereafter, he reenlisted as a…

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Murr Community Center hosts first Fall Bazaar

Posted  October 18, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Shoppers take the opportunity to visit the first annual Fall Bazaar at Murr Community Center Oct. 12-13. Forty vendors displayed a variety of goods, many were hand made and holiday inspired. Holiday shoppers started their gift lists a little earlier this year at the first Fall Bazaar held at Murr Community Center Oct….

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Air Force: Fighter wing gets creative during 3-month down time

Posted  October 18, 2013

It was an eerie sight at this normally bustling F-16 base. The flight line was completely clear of aircraft. Tools were neatly tucked away, hangars were silent and operations had completely come to a halt.

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Paws up! Two new military working dogs arrive; first in three years

Posted  October 18, 2013

Fort Huachuca welcomed two new four-legged recruits to the 18th Military Police Detachment K-9 Unit, Sept. 19, bringing the total to 10 military working dogs.

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News Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Sunday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Tuesday: F,P,Q,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Wednesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Thursday: F,P,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Get your flu vaccine There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people…

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FMWR Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Register to win a dirt bike Family and MWR and Sierra Cycles want to help put a “toy under the tree” by giving away a 2013 Kawasaki KLX 140 ADF Dirt Bike (Valued at $2999) Dec. 14 at the N.O.E.L. holiday event. Authorized MWR patrons over 18 years of age will have the opportunity to…

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Square dancing as easy as A-B-C

Posted  October 18, 2013

Two and a half years ago, Mike Smithers, never thought he would become square dance fanatic.

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