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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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Submit IG issues, allegations in timely manner

Posted  January 10, 2014

Did you know that complainants who have Inspector General, or IG, issues or allegations must present them in a timely manner? Waiting until the last minute to seek assistance may make it more difficult to address them. It is not required for an IG to look into an issue or allegation if the complainant does…

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Legislation changing UCMJ, especially for sex crimes

Posted  January 10, 2014

Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau Sweeping changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, signed Dec. 26, according to an expert in the Army’s Office of the Judge Advocate General. WASHINGTON — The National Defense Authorization Act, passed last month, requires sweeping…

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Navy: Navy Cash/Marine Cash® cardholders protected from Target® data breach

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William Goodwin Disbursing Officer, Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Williams, left, and Disbursing Clerk 1st Class Michael Brett, display their Navy Cash Cards in front of a K80 terminal aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). The system, which began March 23, 2004, eliminates cash and…

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DoD: Military blood program director urges generosity

Posted  January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — The director of the Armed Services Blood Program wants all service members to be part of a new arms race. Col. Richard McBride wants service members to roll up their sleeves and donate blood to help fellow service members and their Families. Historically, blood levels shrink around the holidays, and since 1970, January…

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Garrison sergeant major relinquishes responsibility, says ‘goodbye’

Posted  January 10, 2014

Maranda Flynn Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, outgoing garrison command sergeant major, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, symbolizing Daigle’s relinquishment of responsibility, Dec. 19 in Alvarado Hall. Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle, garrison command sergeant major, said his farewells to the Soldiers, Families and friends who played…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 10, 2014

INSCOM provides base for expanded Army intelligence program Photo property of the U.S. Army In 1974, the Chief of Staff of the Army commissioned the Intelligence Organization and Stationing Study, or IOSS, executed by Maj. Gen. James Ursano and a panel of senior officers. Their recommendations would forever transform the structure of Army intelligence. Jan….

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Dentist visits FH weekly, bolsters services at clinic

Posted  January 10, 2014

For almost 13 years Burton Becker, DDS, a civilian periodontist from Tucson, has driven 80 miles one way to provide dental support to the Fort Huachuca Dental Clinic Command, one day a week. Becker has been active in the periodontics and implant dentistry field for more than 50 years. Originally from Tucson, Becker was stationed…

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Fort Huachuca Tax Center plans grand opening

Posted  January 10, 2014

The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center’s grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The TAC is located in Building 22324, Christy Avenue and will operate 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays, on an appointment basis only. Volunteer tax return preparers are part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, or…

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RWBAHC Pharmacy to install new equipment, service disruption possible

Posted  January 10, 2014

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Pharmacy personnel are working to streamline operations in order to become more efficient and effective. As part of the efforts to improve the overall pharmacy experience for customers, workers will install an updated automated dispensing system during the week of Jan. 20, the third week of this month. This…

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National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

Posted  January 10, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, personnel thank donors for joining the ‘arms’ race. “2013 was a great year for the military blood program, and we have you — our donors — to thank for it,” Air Force Col. Richard McBride, ASBP…

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