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Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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Fort holds memorial ceremony for recently retired FH police chief

Maranda Flynn Andrew and Lisa Shears carry the remains of Ollie James Shears, the recently retired chief of police with Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, into the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca, Aug. 8, for a Celebration of Life Ceremony. Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered for a memorial ceremony Aug. 8 at the…

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Air Force: Two Airmen join Army’s elite Rangers

The Army Ranger School students were all looking forward to the few hours of precious sleep they were about to get after a long day of training on Mount Yonah, a mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.

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Steelhead Triathlon turns 20: Event organizer reminisces — his background led to creation of FH event

As participants prepare for the 20th Annual Steelhead Triathlon here at Fort Huachuca, Leslie Woods, Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation sports director, the mastermind of all things sports and fitness at Barnes Field House — sits in his office and reminisces over the past two decades of the triathlon event.

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DoD announces readiness, environmental protection awards

File photo A REPI Challenge award of $4 million for Fort Huachuca will leverage just over $9 million in partner contributions to permanently restrict development on 5,900 acres of ranchland. Partnerships include Arizona Land and Water Trust, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Bureau of…


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News Briefs – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

111th MI Brigade insignia to change The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade will retire its current shoulder sleeve insignia and reveal the new brigade patch in a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. today at Chaffee Parade Field. The 111th MI Bde. became a regular Army unit on Oct. 6, 1950, and from this change, eventually was re-designated…

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MARS station keeps commitment to military, emergency communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

Headquartered at Fort Huachuca, the Military Auxiliary Radio System, or MARS, is the only global gateway of its kind in the continental United States.

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MI Library continues strong, provides much more than books

Posted  October 4, 2013

Down time is important to the Fort Huachuca community and the CW2 Christopher G. Nason Military Intelligence Library provides just that, and more.

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Air Force: Civil engineers reunite Alaska families with sled dogs

Posted  October 4, 2013

For six days a week, a small 30-passenger, chartered plane touched down on the runway in Galena, Alaska

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201st MI Battalion returns from Afghanistan

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Army photo by Gregory Ripps Col. Timothy Chafos (center), 470th Military Intelligence Brigade commander, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Joe Barber, 201st MI Battalion commander, as he disembarks from an aircraft on Kelly Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Sept. 21. Barber and more than 100 Soldiers of the battalion returned…

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Senior leaders make ‘first donation’ at CFC kickoff lunch

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Maranda Flynn Col. Dan McFarland, garrison commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca, and other senior leaders fill out their Combined Federal Campaign pledge cards at the kickoff luncheon Sept. 25 at the Thunder Mountaineer Activity Centre. The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, season officially began at Fort Huachuca with a kickoff luncheon…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history October 4

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. military liaison mission ends Courtesy Photo Mission Restricted Sign, in English, French, Russian, and German. These signs were nailed to seemingly every tree in East Germany, and consequently routinely ignored by the Allied Liaison Missions. Oct. 3, 1990 There were never more than fourteen at one time. They were licensed spies who were uniformed…

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OCS Board application deadline looms

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Vine Sgt. Aaron Starr Byron, a potential candidate for OCS and a human intelligence collector with Company B, Task Force Dragon, USF-I analysis and production directorate, answers questions from board members during an officer candidate school board May 25, Camp Victory Iraq. The members of the board will make the…

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CFC director encourages employee, leader involvement

Posted  October 4, 2013

As we prepare for the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign solicitation period, which [began] Sept. 1, I want to express my appreciation for the support you and your employees have shown for this charitable program. Last year almost one million Federal employees pledged $258.3 million to participating local, national and international charities. This is just one…

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Obama lauds DoD workforce, encourages budget resolution

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama thanked the Defense Department workforce today in a video message and expressed his disappointment in Congress’ failure to approve a budget, resulting in a government shutdown. “As president, and as your commander-in-chief, I’ve worked to make sure you have the strategy, the resources and the support you need to complete…

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