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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Chalk Talk – November 8 2103

Posted  November 8, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School Colonel Johnston Elementary School offers a special needs program, the Cross Categorical classroom. It is offered for military children who reside on Fort Huachuca, have an Individualized Education Plan and need more academic and social assistance. Part of the program includes community-based instruction in which life skills are taught and practiced…

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Community Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

Join square dance fun Join the Thunder Mountain Twirlers for square dancing today, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members and free for non-dancers. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net. BHS Choirs hold yard,…

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Veterans Day: Colonel Johnston School students forget none

Posted  November 8, 2013

From left, Spc. Ruben Gasca, Sgt. Rosalin Garrett, Sgt. David Cornelius and Pfc. Christopher Kluber, all assigned to Company C, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, present the colors at Colonel Johnston Elementary School Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday. The Soldiers marched through the school cafeteria which was packed with the students’ Families.   From left, Sandy and…

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FMWR Briefs – November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

Win a turkey at Jeannie’s Diner From now to Nov. 24, customers can register at Jeannie’s Diner to win one of four free turkeys. The drawing will be held Nov. 25. For more information, call 533.5759. Check out Vet’s Day weekend specials FMWR will observe Veterans Day with weekend specials of free services to active…

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News Briefs – November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

SR 92 safety improvement underway Construction of raised medians to enhance left-turn safety on State Route 92 between Canyon de Flores and Glenn Road is now underway. Work will progress northward from Glenn Road to Canyon de Flores, with a raised median that includes breaks at Monsanto Drive and East Golden Acres Drive. Expect lane…

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New Sierra Vista Teen Center now open

Posted  November 8, 2013

On Saturday, teens celebrated the grand opening of the Sierra Vista Teen Center. After a four-year hiatus, teens once again have a place to call their own.

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Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band give first-ever performance at Fort Huachuca

Posted  November 8, 2013

The crowd was roaring as Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band entered the stage for their first-ever visit to Fort Huachuca to “rock the house” for the troops and their Families Sunday on Warrior/Sentinel Field.

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Buena HS JROTC active in October

Posted  November 8, 2013

Pvt. Garret Jones, Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, looks down the 60-foot rappel tower on Fort Huachuca, Oct. 17, wondering if he should rappel or not, while Sgt. Maj. Monty McDaniel, adult JROTC instructor, offers words of encouragement. All 91 participating cadets managed to master the 30-foot wall, and 72 conquered…

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Army Air Force Exchange Service sets Veterans Day holiday hours

Posted  November 8, 2013

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Optical Shop Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main Branch Laundry/Dry Cleaners,…

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MP dog handlers receive unique military occupational skill

Posted  November 8, 2013

To the world they are dog handlers — but to each other they are Family. Now U.S. Army Military Police dog handlers have a new military occupational skill, or MOS, to call their very own — 31K Military Working Dog Handler.

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