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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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

VA offers $600M to support services for homeless vet families

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Department officials announced Tuesday the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veteran families occupying permanent housing. “Those who have served our nation should never find themselves on the streets, living without hope,”…

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DoD

Air Force: C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

Posted  January 17, 2014

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better.

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Local

AAFES sets MLK Birthday holiday hours

Posted  January 17, 2014

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Optical Shop Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A dmin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main…

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Army

Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 17, 2014

Intelligence Center provides support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm Courtesy Photo Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on a map during Operation Desert Storm. Jan. 17, 1991 Operation Desert Storm began on Jan. 17, 1991, at 3 a.m. (7 p.m., Jan. 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by…

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Local

Army Community Services shares program information

Posted  January 17, 2014

ACS/Family Advocacy Program Join Army Community Service, or ACS, personnel for classes that were successful last year. People are welcome to attend even one session. Anger Management classes are underway on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the ACS conference room. All identification card holders are welcome. Scream Free Parenting class, in partnership with the Chaplain’s…

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Salutes & Awards

SV Elks select 18th MP Det. Soldier as LEO of Year

Posted  January 17, 2014

File photo Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, 18th Military Police Detachment sergeant, teaches other law enforcement officers how to use pepper spray, a defensive tool used by military police. Being a primary instructor for Less Lethal Weapons and Tactics training is one reason Hannum was selected as the Elks Lodge 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of…

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Health & Safety

Traffic safety camera 30-day warning period underway

Posted  January 17, 2014

The safety cameras at State Route 92 and Foothills Drive are under a 30-day warning period through Feb. 9. The cameras will be fully operational Feb. 10. Drivers who speed and/or run the red light during the warning period will receive letters reminding them to reduce their speeds and help prevent major accidents, injuries, and…

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Army

Price study validates commissary’s 30-percent savings

Posted  January 17, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, to look…

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Health & Safety

Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted  January 17, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Nicolas Garcia, Exchange visual merchandiser manager, stacks single serving size portions of oatmeal inside the shoppette near the Main Gate. Oatmeal is one healthy option available for purchase at the Main Gate Express. According to “Sourcewire,” nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army…

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Commentary

Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On … Not A Day Off

Posted  January 17, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, Jan. 15. This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be recognized on Monday. King…

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