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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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Counselors guide careers, sustain force

Posted  August 9, 2013

One vital mission of the noncommissioned officers, or NOCs, tasked and entrusted with retaining mission-critical service members is to retain enough Soldiers in the various military occupational specialties.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  August 9, 2013

On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered three of his heavy divisions of Iraqi Republican Guards to invade Kuwait, gambling that the United States and the United Nations would not try to stop him.

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Counter Intelligence Corps in Korean War

Posted  August 9, 2013

July 27 marked the 60th Anniversary of the Armistice ending the Korean War. In honor of the Armistice, the following is a story of one of many successful intelligence operations during “The Forgotten War.”

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Department of Defense, or DoD, officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their Family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year…

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News Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Main Gate closure postponed The Main Gate closure originally scheduled today – Sunday has been cancelled due to recent inclement weather. The installation of new safety features will be rescheduled when drier weather returns. Watch for announcement of the new closure dates and times. Westbound I-10 paving underway Paving of the westbound lanes of Interstate…

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FMWR Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Blues band will perform at TMAC Thunder Mountain Activity Centre will present the “Blues, Brews & BBQ” Family Blues Night featuring the Andy T./Nick Nixon Band Sunday, 5 – 7 p.m. The event is open to all ages, and admission is free. Food for purchase and a pay-as-you-go-bar will also be available. For more information,…

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Noise, giggles, laughter, activity mean FH schools are back in session

Posted  August 9, 2013

Fort Huachuca students and faculty began the 2013/14 school year on post without incidents Wednesday as the new school year kicked off on post.

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Community Briefs August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Cochise Gun Club opens activities The Cochise Gun Club invites Fort Huachuca personnel to participate in three monthly activities: Junior Rifle Shoot, Practical Pistol and Defensive Pistol, and Trap. Join them for a quarterly Civilian Battle Rifle Match. For more information, go to http://www.cochisegunclub.org. Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a…

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Intelligence sharing through tactical glasses highlighted at Enterprise Challenge 2013

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, and Fort Huachuca (center) and fellow senior leaders listen to Maj. Shermoan Daiyaan, product manager, Distributed Common Ground System – Army, or DCGS – A, explain how the DCGS – A has the ability to collect intelligence while on…

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‘Good debt’ can bolster earning potential, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – Establishing “good debt” can be valuable for future earning potential, particularly in today’s challenging economy, a Defense Department official advised here recently. Obtaining a student loan for a college education or a higher degree to pursue a professional career is an example of good debt for service members and their Families when they…

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