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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation and the March on Washington

Posted  February 15, 2013

This year, we will commemorate the anniversary of two important events that changed the course of this Nation. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation set the United States on the path of ending slavery. A century later, on August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans of every creed, color and background marched in…

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Presidents Day safety message

Posted  February 15, 2013

Originally, two days in February were set aside to recognize the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their birthdays were celebrated on February 22 and 12, respectively. Eventually, the holidays were consolidated and this holiday was marked as an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of our commanders-in-chief, both past…

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Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

Posted  February 15, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bridgwater Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce Feb. 7, at Jacob’s Theater on Fort Eustis, Va. Cone told the standing-room only crowd of civilians and supervisors who work in the command’s…

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Sierra Vista residents warn of payday loan scam

Posted  February 15, 2013

Since Feb. 4, several Sierra Vista residents have received phone calls from persons claiming to be from a payday loan company threatening the residents that if they did not pay on a delinquent loan, a warrant would be issued for their arrest. Unfortunately, one resident who feared jail time, fell victim to the scam and…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history. February 15

Posted  February 15, 2013

USAICoE Command History Office archives The Army experimented with kite aerial photography at Madison Barracks, N.Y., in the 1890s. Feb. 10 – 16, 2013 When the USS Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on Feb. 15, 1898, America was launched into the Spanish American War. This conflict was important in the evolution of military…

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Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

Posted  February 15, 2013

Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it. IG inspections are…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted  February 15, 2013

Admin Office, Flower Shop, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa Clinic, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main Branch Laundry/Dry Cleaners, Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations-Military Clothing Sales, Enterprise Car Rental, Wired Coffee/RWBAHC/Greely Hall, Barber Shop Greely Hall, Military Clothing Sales Store, Greely Hall Café, Mobils Monday: Closed Launderette Always Open Main Exchange…

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FTX keeps 40th ESB in ‘communications ready’ mode

Posted  February 15, 2013

Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, conducted a field training exercise, or FTX, in several Fort Huachuca training areas, this past Feb. 4.

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted  February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Monday. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that barred…

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PTSD support available outside VA clinic

Posted  February 15, 2013

The Honorable Allen Clark, founder of the Combat Faith organization and a Vietnam veteran, held a faith-based post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, workshop at the Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel on Tuesday

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