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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

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…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

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…

Command History Office photos Army

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Salutes & Awards

Fort Huachuca recognizes the “best of the best”

Posted  March 1, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre hosted a memorable evening dedicated to the outstanding performance given by the 2012 “best of the best” during the Annual Installation Awards Banquet on Jan. 22.

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News Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Expect pharmacy delays Due to mandatory staff training, expect delays at the Raymond. W. Bliss Army Health Center pharmacy on Monday, Wednesday and March 11th. The pharmacy will have minimal staffing on those days. FCHSC Charitable Spring Campaign The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications for charitable donations. Charitable organizations requesting funds…

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Fort Huachuca fire instructor recognized by IMCOM

Posted  March 1, 2013

Staff Sgt. Richard Hinze Firefighter Joshua Jimenez, assistant fire chief for operations, inspects a fire truck to ensure a quick response time. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Central Region awarded him the Annual Department of Defense Civilian Fire Instructor of the Year award. This is the first time anyone at Fort Huachuca has…

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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted  March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Posted  March 1, 2013

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses Pentagon employees and service members during an all-hands call on Hagel’s first day at the Pentagon, Wednesday. Hagel earlier took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. He also issued a written message to…

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Events

FMWR Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Cochise College Rodeo set for this weekend Saturday and Sunday, Family and MWR, the Sierra Vista Riding Club and Cochise College will host the Cochise College Rodeo at Wren Arena, Fort Huachuca. Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. for slack rodeo, and the performance will start at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Exceptional Rodeo starts at 10…

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11th Signal Brigade to relocate to Fort Hood, Texas

Posted  March 1, 2013

On Feb. 18, the Department of Defense approved the planned relocation of the 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters from Fort Huachuca to Fort Hood, Texas. This relocation action is not associated with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 directed actions and involves slightly more than 100 active duty personnel. The completion of the relocation is tentatively scheduled…

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Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

Posted  March 1, 2013

Sgt. Robert England Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Reed, 11th Signal Brigade, shows senior noncommissioned officers the proper technique for hooking up signal satellite equipment to a star ground safety device on Feb. 21. During the annual leaders’ symposium, senior leaders gathered on Fort Huachuca to learn and incorporate new operating procedures at their respective…

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Local

Visit “El Puerto del Dado,” pass of chance

Posted  March 1, 2013

A visit to Fort Bowie National Historic Site, a National Park Service site in southeastern Arizona, begins at the northernmost edge of the Chiricahua Mountain Range in an area known as Apache Pass.

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309th MI Bn. Sentinel Pursuit 8K

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy Photo Caption: On Saturday, 152 runners turned out for the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th MI Bn. Headquarters on Hunt Avenue. On Saturday morning, 152 runners ran in the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th Military Battalion…

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