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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….

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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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Marine spouse represents fort on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”

Posted  August 23, 2013

Representing the Fort Huachuca military spouses, Erin Whitehead, “Military Spouse Magazine” digital editor, will perform with the American Military Spouses Choir on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” during the semifinals

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New network provides ‘digital guardian angel’ for Soldiers in Afghanistan

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Army’s new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

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Safety improvements begin on SR92, road work continues in SV

Posted  August 23, 2013

A five-year planning effort between the City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department and the Arizona Department of Transportation, or ADOT, are beginning to come to fruition as safety improvements involving construction of raised medians on a segment of State Route 92, or SR92, to enhance left-turn safety. The improvements are underway between Canyon de…

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News Briefs – August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

FH to conduct force protection exercise Fort Huachuca officials will conduct an unannounced full-scale force protection exercise sometime next week to assess Fort Huachuca’s and community partners’ readiness in the event of an actual emergency. On that day, motorists may experience heightened security at installation access points, and may hear simulated machine gun fire and…

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FMWR Briefs – August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Don’t miss next Right Arm Night The theme for today’s Right Arm Night is “Kickoff to College Football,” and it will start at 4 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Right Arm Nights are free and open to Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members 18 and older. Free finger foods and a pay-as-you-go bar will…

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Spend weekend in Winslow, overnight in wigwam in Holbrook

Posted  August 23, 2013

Why Winslow? A mention of Winslow, Arizona immediately brings to mind the popular Eagles’ song, “Take It Easy.”

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Community Briefs August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

JROTC carwash to fund yearlong activities JROTC 2nd Lt. Pamela Gil   Members of the Buena Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, wash vehicles during their annual carwash Saturday at the Prestige Assisted Living Facility in Sierra Vista. The 216 cadets and four adult leaders worked different shifts, washed more than 200 cars, and…

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Antiterrorism, Force Protection Full-Scale Exercise to take place on FH in August

Posted  August 16, 2013

Natalie Lakosil During Apache Warrior 2012, last year’s annual force protection exercise, Sierra Vista paramedics and Airevac workers move an injured man into a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital for treatment. Periodic antiterrorism and force protection full-scale exercises help ensure installation readiness in the event of a real emergency. Natural disasters, wildfires,…

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ACAP holds grand reopening celebration on post

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy Photo Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, delivers a congratulatory speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Army Career and Alumni Program’s renovated building Wednesday. The 10-month renovation includes technology-equipped classrooms, new office areas and a new air-conditioning system. The Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake…

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CSA sends: Leaders must check leaders

Posted  August 16, 2013

Nationally, deaths in private motor vehicle accidents peak during August, a trend our Army generally follows. While Army accidental fatalities are down 17 percent from this time last year, we’ve lost 14 Soldiers to motorcycle accidents since the beginning of June. That number represents half of all motorcycle fatalities for fiscal year 2013, occurring within…

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