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Black History Month marks 100 years of progress

Natalie Lakosil More than 100 people took part in the 100th celebration of observing African American/Black History Month Feb. 26. The mood was light and joyous as more than 100 people of all backgrounds gathered at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Feb. 26 to celebrate the 100th anniversary observance of Black History Month. “I always…

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Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month highlights resources

U.S. Army graphic The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations or deaths were associated with a singular traumatic brain injury, or TBI, a combination of a TBI and additional sources of injury. ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Throughout the year, we designate specific months to remind…

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Air Force: WWII pilot reunited with P-47

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old Retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course here Saturday.

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309th MI Bn. run brings community together

Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

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Living Wax Museum brings history to life

Second grade students at Colonel Johnston Elementary School brought history to life during their Living Wax Museum presentation on Tuesday morning.


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Health & Safety

TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Department of Defense, or DoD, officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their Family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year…

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News Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Main Gate closure postponed The Main Gate closure originally scheduled today – Sunday has been cancelled due to recent inclement weather. The installation of new safety features will be rescheduled when drier weather returns. Watch for announcement of the new closure dates and times. Westbound I-10 paving underway Paving of the westbound lanes of Interstate…

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Events

FMWR Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Blues band will perform at TMAC Thunder Mountain Activity Centre will present the “Blues, Brews & BBQ” Family Blues Night featuring the Andy T./Nick Nixon Band Sunday, 5 – 7 p.m. The event is open to all ages, and admission is free. Food for purchase and a pay-as-you-go-bar will also be available. For more information,…

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Local

Noise, giggles, laughter, activity mean FH schools are back in session

Posted  August 9, 2013

Fort Huachuca students and faculty began the 2013/14 school year on post without incidents Wednesday as the new school year kicked off on post.

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Community Briefs August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Cochise Gun Club opens activities The Cochise Gun Club invites Fort Huachuca personnel to participate in three monthly activities: Junior Rifle Shoot, Practical Pistol and Defensive Pistol, and Trap. Join them for a quarterly Civilian Battle Rifle Match. For more information, go to http://www.cochisegunclub.org. Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a…

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Army

Intelligence sharing through tactical glasses highlighted at Enterprise Challenge 2013

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, and Fort Huachuca (center) and fellow senior leaders listen to Maj. Shermoan Daiyaan, product manager, Distributed Common Ground System – Army, or DCGS – A, explain how the DCGS – A has the ability to collect intelligence while on…

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Commentary

‘Good debt’ can bolster earning potential, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – Establishing “good debt” can be valuable for future earning potential, particularly in today’s challenging economy, a Defense Department official advised here recently. Obtaining a student loan for a college education or a higher degree to pursue a professional career is an example of good debt for service members and their Families when they…

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Local

Local DENTAC Soldier brings home Best Warrior title for DENTCOM

Posted  August 2, 2013

Spc. Jarred Woods Spc. Kevin Gailey, a supply technician with the Dental Command at Fort Huachuca, starts the air assault obstacle course at Fort Bliss, Texas, July 15. Gailey beat out 11 other Soldiers to become the DENTCOM Best Warrior for 2013 and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal and certificate of achievement as a…

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DoD

No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days…

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Union elects officers, plans meeting

Posted  August 2, 2013

The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 held its union officer elections July 17. New officers for the local union chapter are: Kathleen Rasdall, president; Anthony Will, vice president federal; Sandy Beares, vice president private; Angelika Figueroa, administrative vice president; Athena Blue, secretary; and Frances Long, treasurer. “All of the newly elected officers would…

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