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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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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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