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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Garrison commander shares animal adoption decision

Posted  January 10, 2014

To our Community, Recently, members of the community expressed their concern over our plans for the five horses and one burro at the Buffalo Corral. Having heard the concerns, we decided to extend the adoption deadline and have a veterinarian reexamine each animal. In the process, our veterinarian recommended either adoption or euthanasia based on…

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Colonel Smith, Johnston Schools power up to solar

Posted  January 10, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Members of the Colonel Smith Middle School Cyber Patriots; Luke Alm, Solon Corporation business development manager; and Bonnie Austin, Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools superintendent; participate in a ribbon cutting inside Colonel Smith Middle School Dec. 19 to celebrate the completion of two solar panel systems. Both CSMS and Colonel Johnston Elementary School have…

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Commissary now scans IDs at checkout counter

Posted  January 10, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Commissary patrons now follow a new procedure when approaching the checkout lanes. Customers must have their identification card scanned instead of showing it to the store checker, a procedure which began Thursday. On Thursday commissary shoppers began following a new procedure implemented at checkout and effective that day. Instead of showing their identification…

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Community Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on Monday Chiricahua National Monument In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Monday. The free entry is offered as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage people to visit and experience the wonders of national park sites across America. The…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  January 17, 2014

General Myer Elementary School Susan Ford’s class is celebrating its 100th day today! The students brought in 100 items of their choice to share and create an art project to celebrate. In math, Ford’s class is counting money and reviewing multiplication facts. Trevor C. and Trinity H. in Marie Lee’s class were awesome helpers; they…

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It’s not too late — resolve to get fit this year

Posted  January 17, 2014

Countless memes exist about vacant gyms in December of each year compared to a 30-person world wrestling match as a metaphor for fitness centers come January.

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FMWR Briefs – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Youth baseball, softball set Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports and Fitness Program personnel have announced registration for Little League Baseball and Ponytail Softball for the upcoming season. Registration will be held tomorrow and Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. For more information…

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Smithsonian Journey Stories — Upcoming events planned

Posted  January 17, 2014

Two years ago, the Henry F. Hauser Museum in partnership with the Sierra Vista Public Library, the Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Sierra Vista Historical Society, applied to be a 2014 Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories host site

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MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

Posted  January 17, 2014

Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition.

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Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

Posted  January 17, 2014

When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca,

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