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Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

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Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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FMWR Briefs – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

NOEL hayride scheduled for today, tomorrow FMWR will present “NOEL” — Night of Extraordinary Lights — today and tomorrow, 4 – 10 p.m. at Mountain View Golf Course. This free event is open to everyone. Activities include: hay rides to view light displays; ice skating rink (skates provided); photos with Santa; holiday movies; letters to…

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News Briefs – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

Final 2013 Scout delivered Dec. 20 The final 2013 issue of “The Fort Huachuca Scout” will appear in print on Dec. 20. The first 2014 Scout will be delivered on Jan. 10. Those who wish to share information about events taking place between those two dates should submit the information now to joan.vasey1@us.army.mil. For more…

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Team building exercise leads to mountain summit

Posted  December 13, 2013

With guidons in hand and sweat-soaked faces, commanders from the 2-13th Aviation Regiment recently conquered Mount Wrightson, reaching its summit after meeting the physical and mental challenges of climbing a mountain with a 9,453-foot elevation.

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Mountain Vista Communities help former Huachuca residents save tree

Posted  December 13, 2013

Army retired Sierra Vista residents Lisa and Michael McCarthy saved a personal piece of their Fort Huachuca history Tuesday.

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Free Christmas trees make spirits bright

Posted  December 13, 2013

While most people were just getting out of bed, individuals from Army Community Service were braving the below-freezing temperatures, staging the free Christmas trees provided for Soldiers and other service members by the Trees for Troops program.

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Air Force: Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition

Posted  December 13, 2013

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Base volunteers here have teamed up with Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week. Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. Operation Christmas Drop is the…

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Marines: Dominican Republic native sheds 140 pounds to enlist in Corps

Posted  December 13, 2013

Approximately 30 young men and women packed into the Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell Ceremony Room to take their oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 2.

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Main Post Chapel lights up Fort Huachuca

Posted  December 13, 2013

Despite the freezing temperatures and pouring rain, Families arrived in anticipation of holiday cheer and Santa Claus’ arrival at the Main Post Chapel, or MPC’s Holiday Lighting celebration Dec. 5

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  December 13, 2013

Operation Red Dawn nets Saddam Hussein Courtesy of Mark Terrell The Ace in the Hole, Saddam Hussein, is found hiding in a small hole in the ground on Dec. 13, 2003. Dec 13, 2003 Ten years ago this week, the U.S. Army captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein alive. The story of how he was located…

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First Army female rabbi speaks at luncheon

Posted  December 13, 2013

Chaplain (Col.) Bonnie Koppell, command chaplain, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command during a luncheon Tuesday, at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Koppell was the Army’s first female rabbi, joining the service in 1978. She talked about the historical significance of Hanukkah, its link to military history,…

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