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Stephanie Caffall 
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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
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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…

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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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AWANA Club children’s program accepting registration, adult volunteers needed

Posted  September 6, 2013

Just in time for the new school year, the AWANA Club, a children’s discipleship program targeted for preschoolers to 6th graders, kicked off the season with a registration and “Meet & Greet” event at the Main Post Chapel

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Health & Safety

Maintain bicycles at home for smooth, safe ride

Posted  September 6, 2013

Southeast Arizona is considered one of the prime locations in the United States for street and mountain biking. Cooler temperatures and monsoon’s end will soon bring bikers out in greater numbers.

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Community Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Marines open Duty Hut The Cochise County Marines officially opened the Duty Hut at the VFW Post 9972 Hall, second floor, at 549 W. Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. It features a display of Marine historical uniforms, Marines’ photographs dating back to the Korean War, and gear, equipment and memorabilia. Tour it for free. Contact 456.5216…

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Students color their way to prizes

Posted  September 6, 2013

  From left, Isaac Olsen, Aija Simmons, Sumahi Duenas, Garren Marshall, Addison Sanders and Annie Ricks, all fifth grade students at General Myer Elementary School, pose for a photo, Aug. 27, after learning they won a coloring contest held by USO Arizona last spring. Each student won a Barnes and Noble $25 gift card. There…

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Antiterrorism Exercise assesses installation readiness, reinforces personnel strengths, community relationships

Posted  September 5, 2013

First responders, law enforcement and safety and security personnel from Fort Huachuca and the local community went into action Tuesday the 27th.

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VA clinical psychologist raises military sexual trauma awareness

Posted  September 5, 2013

As the Army continues to strengthen its core values and leadership, Fort Huachuca’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP program, hopes to build leaders of advocacy when addressing military sexual trauma, or MST.

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Glass recycling now available in Sierra Vista

Posted  September 5, 2013

SIERRA VISTA – Clean glass bottles and jars can be dropped off for recycling at the new Sierra Vista Glass Recycling Depot as part of the city’s trial glass recycling project. The Glass Recycling Depot, located in the parking lot of the Pedro Castro Government Maintenance Center, is a glass collection point that is separate…

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FH Community Spouses’ Club accepting new members, shares plans for coming year

Posted  September 5, 2013

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club, or FHCSC, hosted a Super Sign Up Event at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Aug. 21, to kick off the 2013-14 club year, complete with a sign-up table, general information, local vendors and appetizers.

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Did you forget to care for your Family?

Posted  September 5, 2013

No one forgets to care for his or her Family on purpose. It just happens – more often than one might think when it comes to the military Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP. Most often, retired Soldiers don’t know the federal law and the time limits it imposes on maintaining their SBP elections. If a…

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Ambassador network launches to help military spouses find jobs

Posted  September 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense, or DoD, has broadened its reach to military spouses looking for jobs through its new Spouse Ambassador Network, an arm of the department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, the program’s manager said here Tuesday. In its quest to educate, empower and mentor military spouses to encourage…

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