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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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

Inspects DoD

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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Buyer beware! Things to consider before signing contracts

Posted  February 1, 2013

Everyone has done it. When buying a couch, joining a gym, or renting a new apartment, the salesperson hands a customer a stack of papers and a pen, and he or she starts signing their name on the dotted line. People think to themselves, “I’m sure everyone that has bought a couch has signed the…

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting today

Posted  February 1, 2013

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities effective today. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet…

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Traffic safety cameras to operate on SR92, Avenida Cochise effective Monday

Posted  February 1, 2013

Sierra Vista — On Monday, the second of five dangerous intersections slated for traffic photo enforcement cameras in Sierra Vista will begin a month-long warning period. Installed at the intersection of State Route 92 and Avenida Cochise to monitor northbound and southbound traffic on SR 92, the cameras will monitor red light running and excessive…

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75-day leave carryover extended

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015. The leave carryover policy was set to revert back to only 60 days on Sept. 30. But the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act passed this month extends…

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DOD, VA improve online access to benefits information

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint, self-service Web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of benefits resources for service members and veterans. “The increasing capabilities of eBenefits give veterans and service members greater flexibility in…

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Community Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

New phone scam alert The Cochise County Sheriff Department staff alerts the public to a new scam that has been reported to the sheriff’s office several times. The callers reporting these incidents state someone calls them advising that they are from a company such as Microsoft, etc. The recipient of the call is then advised…

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FMWR Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Murr, JD to host Super Bowl Parties Murr Community Center will host a Super Bowl Party Sunday, and doors will open at 2:30 p.m. The party is open to all military ID card holders and Family members 18 and older. There will be free food and a pay-as-you-go beer bar, and the chance to win…

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Danish gymnastics team to perform here on Wednesday

Posted  February 1, 2013

The National Danish Performance Team, or NDPT, presents its new show “Zoom” during a stop at Fort Huachuca during their world tour. The team, sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, performs Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Barnes Field House.

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FH junior poets to perform at Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Posted  February 1, 2013

Three Colonel Smith Middle School students will represent Fort Huachuca with their winning Student Cowboy Poetry Writing Program submissions at the 21st Annual Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering on Feb. 9. The Student Cowboy Poetry Writing Program has been in effect since 1995, allowing students to apply their historical knowledge to creating cowboy-related…

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Chalk Talk – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Beth Bellizzi Education is worth pot of gold This double rainbow over Colonel Johnston Elementary School Monday seems to symbolize the value of a good education which, for many, begins in the earliest grades of grammar school. However, since the rainbow is a special distribution of colors produced in a particular way with reference to a…

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