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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…

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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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2014 — What’s your safety objective?

Posted  October 25, 2013

We [recently] turned the page on another fiscal year, and [it was] our Army’s best ever for safety. But … we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the [rest of this fiscal] year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army’s annual safety and occupational…

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CFC campaign resumes activity suspended during furlough

Posted  October 25, 2013

With the end of the recent government furlough, the Department of Defense, or DoD, may now resume Combined Federal Campaign activities suspended while the furlough was in place. In a DoD memorandum dated Oct. 17, Susan Yarwood, acting for the Human Resources director, thanked employees for their role in the Department’s effort “to conduct a…

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Special Victims Advocate Program available for sexual assault victims

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Army photo The Army’s judge advocate general is launching the Special Victims Advocate Program, or SVAP, that will provide a legal assistance attorney to assist qualifying victims of sexual assault throughout the investigation and judicial process, beginning Nov. 1. The implementation of a legal advocacy program in each service will provide victims with additional…

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Chapel Fall Harvest Festival attracts crowd

Posted  November 1, 2013

A group of volunteers dressed like Bible heroes include, from left, King David as a shepherd, Elijah, Moses, Noah and Daniel during the Chapel’s Fall Harvest Fest Saturday. Queen Esther is in the foreground. The costumed volunteers walked around during the fest and gave out Bible hero cards with their characters’ names on them, and…

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Community Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Airport Fly-In and Open House Join the Experimental Aircraft Association and the City of Sierra Vista Municipal Airport staff for the annual Airport Fly-In and Open House from 7 – 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Youth 8 – 17 are invited to take their first airplane flight with a local pilot…

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Chalk Talk – November 1, 2103

Posted  November 1, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School The six second grade classes at Colonel Johnston Elementary School will present their Veterans Day Program to friends and families on Wednesday morning for those at school and again at 6 p.m. for their parents. This decade-long tradition honors all the services and active duty or retired parents with a combination…

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Jeannie’s Diner ‘beefs’ up menu, offers holiday party venue, plans special events

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Jeannie’s Diner crew has added new menu items, plans special holiday-related events and offers a holiday party venue to attract new and repeat customers.

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Lt. Dan Band coming to Fort Huachuca For the past decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have brought their live shows to the nation’s service members and their Families. The Lt. Dan Band travels to cities and military bases around the world playing benefit concerts and boosting the morale of U.S. military and…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Westbound I-10 resurfacing underway The Arizona Department of Transportation is resurfacing a 14-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10 between Willcox and Texas Canyon. Crews are currently repairing and replacing guardrail near the entrance to Texas Canyon. Motorists traveling west on I-10 will encounter travel restrictions every Monday through Thursday over the next month starting three…

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Two-day Haunted Hayride requires lengthy planning process

Posted  November 1, 2013

While the spookiness of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate’s Haunted Hayride is described as “not for the faint at heart,” few FMWR patrons realize the entire production is not for the “undedicated and unmotivated.”

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