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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

Command History Office photos Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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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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