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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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Air Force: Deployed husband, wife meet — as replacements

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, or AEW, finance management office not only provides financial customer service, it also plays an important role in the accomplishment of the 455 AEW mission by executing the wing budget to fund all mission requirements.

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Marines celebrate 238 years, new location, same tradition

Posted  November 1, 2013

In honor of the 238th Marine Corps’ birthday, the Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Huachuca, will hold a special birthday ball Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – midnight, at the J.W. Marriot Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson.

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FH, City pair up, bring special needs information to area

Posted  November 1, 2013

Fort Huachuca and the City of Sierra Vista teamed up for the first time for the fifth annual Sierra Vistability Day Saturday with the shared goal of informing the community about services available to those with special needs.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 1, 2013

Japanese Language School opened at Presidio of San Francisco Photo property of the U.S. Army This image shows the original classroom of the Fourth Army Intelligence School at the Presidio of San Francisco and is the only known image of the first class of students in class, which at the time was a military secret….

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Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medications safely on FH

Posted  November 1, 2013

Sgt. Jonathon Stoddard, left, Directorate of Emergency Services, assists a local resident in safely turning in unwanted medications during the annual Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back event Saturday in the parking lot at the main exchange. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., local residents turned in approximately 60 pounds of unwanted medications…

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Officials announce deadlines for holiday mail delivery

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military Postal Service Agency, or MPSA, officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays. Officials at MPSA, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, have published a chart at http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/xmas.htm that shows deadlines for various mailing options, broken down…

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Marine assigned here wins Army IoQ award

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Marine Staff Sgt. Kyle Hochhalter teaches the “Ground Considerations.” portion of the Unmanned Scout Operations Course to students as an instructor assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment on Fort Huachuca. Hochhalter was the first in his branch of service to win an Army Instructor of the Quarter award in the avionics…

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NCO learns what it means to be a leader on recruiting duty

Posted  November 1, 2013

Recruiting duty tops the list of most dreaded assignments for many Soldiers. U.S. Army Recruiting Command, or USAREC, has a reputation of being an organization in which quotas and numbers rule supreme over quality of life and welfare of Soldiers and their Families. In fact, statistics show only 31 percent of the detailed recruiters volunteer…

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Army’s Regional Cyber Center opens here

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photos by Gordon Van Vleet With the symbolic cut of the scissors, the CONUS Theater Network Operations and Security Center and the CONUS and South Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams were officially merged Tuesday to become the 7th Signal Command (Theater), 2d Regional Cyber Center, a single unit tasked with the authority to operate, maintain…

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Navy: Submarine North Dakota christened in Groton

Posted  November 7, 2013

The Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Saturday, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat, or GDEB, shipyard.

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