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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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Davis-Monthan PJs respond to horrific 19-vehicle accident

Posted  November 8, 2013

Eight Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base were first responders on a 19-vehicle accident involving more than 20 people Oct. 29, on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Ariz.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Embassy in Iran seized 32 years ago Photo property of the U.S. Army Col. Leland Holland Nov. 4, 1979 Soldiers and civilians regularly attend briefings in the Holland Room in Fort Huachuca’s Riley Barracks, or at the very least, pass by the portrait of Col. Leland Holland every day on their way to their…

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Newest B Troop Riding School graduates receive their spurs

Posted  November 8, 2013

From left, members of B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial): Thomas Rodkey, K Battery; Priscilla Davis, K Battery; Anastasia Virden, Ladies Auxiliary; Martina Peters, Ladies Auxiliary; and Pete Criscuolo, B Troop first sergeant, observe the B Troop Riding School graduation ceremony, Nov. 1, from the sidelines of Brown Parade Field. All members of the…

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Retired veteran receives medal for heroism, 46 years after the act

Posted  November 8, 2013

Maranda Flynn Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona District 2, explains the details of the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device to Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales. The retired Soldier received the medal on Fort Huachuca on Wednesday, in honor of an act of heroism Gonzales performed in Vietnam 46 years earlier. Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales…

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Presidential Proclamation – Veterans Day, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor every service member who has ever worn one of our Nation’s uniforms. Each time our country has come under attack, they have risen in her defense. Each time our freedoms have come under assault, they have responded with resolve. Through the generations, their courage and sacrifice have allowed…

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Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Posted  November 8, 2013

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support…

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Team Huachuca: Learns, works, thrives together

Posted  November 8, 2013

Thomas Gray, Joint Interoperability Test Command Public Affairs JITC’s Commander, Col. Doug Orsi, seated directly under the picture, explains the capabilities, functions and services provided by JITC to visiting senior enlisted leaders from across Fort Huachuca. The Defense Information System Agency’s Joint Interoperability Test Command, or JITC, here recently orchestrated two activities as part of…

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Community Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Football, sports boost NETCOM workforce’s morale Gordon Van Vleet, NETCOM Public Affairs Office After receiving the kick, a runner takes the football down the field at the two-hand-touch football game organized by the leadership of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM. To show their appreciation to the workforce, and build esprit de…

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General Myer School honors veterans

Posted  November 15, 2013

Third, fourth and fifth grade students sing “America the Beautiful,” during General Myer Elementary School’s Veterans Day assembly. Families were invited during the school day Friday to witness the students’ celebration of Veterans Day. Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion face third, fourth and fifth grade choir students to post the colors at General…

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FMWR Briefs – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Ready for some football? The annual “Turkey Bowl” football game is set for Nov. 22 starting at 2:30 p.m. at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The 11th Signal Soldiers will take on the 111th MI Brigade in gridiron action. Admission is free, but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help replenish the Chaplain’s Food…

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