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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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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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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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