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Stephanie Caffall 
Staff Writer Local

Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

Natalie Lakosil
Staff Writer Local

304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

Natalie Lakosil Local

Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

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Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

Posted  September 13, 2013

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — For dedicated Soldiers who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer. Warrant officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their respective career fields. As such, they provide expert guidance and leadership to commanders and units in their given specialty,…

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Health & Safety

Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways

Posted  September 13, 2013

Each year, hundreds of cyclists are killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents. Arizona had 23 bicycle fatalities in 2011. The nation-wide average is 600 – 850 fatalities per year, an alarming number. Motorists and cyclists can work together to help reduce the number of fatalities.

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Events

News Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

AFGE Local 1662 to meet The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 seeks volunteers to help with different councils, especially the Women’s and Diversity Council. AFGE Local 1662 officials encourage Department of the Army civilians to take an active role and have a voice in dealing with upcoming employment changes on Fort Huachuca. AFGE…

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FMWR Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Free movie night set for tomorrow FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, “GI Joe: Retaliation,” tomorrow at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Buy advance carnival tickets and save Advance carnival…

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Take a wallet-friendly cruise next vacation, military rates available

Posted  September 13, 2013

In the midst of everyday life, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of relaxation.

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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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Army

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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Commentary

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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Salutes & Awards

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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