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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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Community Briefs September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Marines…

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Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army’s civilian workforce

Posted  September 6, 2013

Photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., right, and Congressman Ron Barber share an umbrella during a monsoon storm on Fort Huachuca Aug.29 when the two men visited here. Westphal’s visit was part of a three-day trip to Arizona to address Army leaders about the impact of…

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Don’t let stigma keep you from seeking help

Posted  September 6, 2013

I have been employed by the Army for more than 39 years. During my career, I’ve seen Soldiers be ridiculed because they went on sick call or singled out because they had problems. I know the frustrations leaders face when they are trying to complete a mission and they have Soldiers who are unavailable for…

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Metal detecting may lead to penalties, injuries

Posted  September 6, 2013

Although metal detecting or treasure hunting is a fun hobby, and hunting for lost items in public use areas is considered relatively harmless, metal detector use on Fort Huachuca is strictly prohibited. Over the past summer, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, or ENRD, personnel have encountered people using metal detectors at picnic areas and found…

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Be a hero during National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 6, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month, or NPM. NPM, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Army Campaign and U.S. Army leadership. The event is designed to heighten awareness and encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. The theme for this year’s NPM is “You…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history: September 6

Posted  September 6, 2013

Army Intelligence Center established at Fort Holabird, Md. Photo property of U.S. Army This was the entrance of the Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Md., in 1957. Sept. 1, 1954 In the years following World War II, the Army’s intelligence organizations were divided into the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence (previously the Military…

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Credit report disputes — what people need to know

Posted  September 6, 2013

Imagine being in the market for a new car. You visit a dealership downtown and find the perfect car – low mileage, great condition, all the bells and whistles. You tell the dealer he’s made the sale, but you will need financing. He pulls your credit score and goes to work. But when he returns…

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CECOM ISEC provides technical support for 82nd Airborne Division’s new Joint Operations Center at Fort Bragg

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Bragg, N.C. — The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Command’s Information Systems Engineering Command, or USAISEC, is providing technical assistance in support of audio and visual information systems at the 82nd Airborne Division’s new headquarters facility at Fort Bragg, N.C. “ISEC is responsible for the engineer, furnish, install and test of audio and visual information systems…

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Recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, or AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation are unaffected by defense budget cuts.

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Department of Defense’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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