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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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ACS shares news about available resources, upcoming events

Posted  October 11, 2013

Scream Free Parenting offered Army Community Service’s Family Advocacy Program is hosting two courses that can improve relationships between spouses as well as relationships parents have with their children. Fort Huachuca chaplains and the Family Advocacy Program are hosting a six-week Scream Free Parenting Course that started Thursday. Each Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon…

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website at www.militaryonesource.mil will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  October 11, 2013

Two courageous lieutenants launch aerial intelligence mission U.S. Air Force photo Members of the 8th Aero Squadron pose for a picture at Saizerais Aerodrome, France, on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. Oct. 9, 1918 Astonished onlookers watched the first manned hot air balloon fly for a distance of five miles over Paris in 1783. Benjamin…

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Fort prepares to kick off Red Ribbon Week campaign

Posted  October 11, 2013

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations, according to the National Family Partnership. To help drive home that message, Fort Huachuca’s Army Substance Abuse Program, in…

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Turnaround Point offers assistance to Soldiers, Families

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Nate Larsen, Company B, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, picks out children’s books with daughter Yeijee Larsen, 5, at Turnaround Point. The store accepts gently used books for all ages. Since 1988, the Installation Staff Chaplain’s office has been helping Families in need of assistance with Turnaround Point. Located in the…

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October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted  October 11, 2013

Julia Yubeta Depression sufferers have no energy, feel deeply empty and believe life has no joy. October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance of this month, on Thursday, the Army joined several organizations across America in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The…

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Salutes & Awards

111th MI Bde. unveils new insignia, colors

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major and Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander, unveil the brigade’s new colors Oct. 4 at Chaffee Parade Field. In addition to the colors, the brigade will wear a new shoulder insignia. The 111th Military Intelligence…

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Chalk Talk – October 18, 2103

Posted  October 18, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School In math, second-grade students have been working on the following objectives: add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, understand place value with tens and ones, skip count within 100, and read/write numbers to 100 using base ten, number names, and expanded form. Students have also been using the following math…

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Community Briefs October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

VFW hosts Steak Fry The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Steak Fry 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per member or $10 per guest. Dinner includes 8-ounce steak with onions and mushrooms, baked potato, corn, western beans, dinner roll and salad. The event is open…

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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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