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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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LandWarNet modernization one key to Army future

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Even as forces draw down in Afghanistan and budgets are reduced, modernization of the Army network will not stagnate, said the service’s chief information officer. “We ensure Soldiers have the best capability available to them, everything over IP; highdefinition, full-motion video; unlimited bandwidth, whatever request they’ve needed we’ve been able to get that technology to them very quickly,” said Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, the…

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Force changes bring opportunities, Hagel tells troops

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Soldiers of the nation’s reorganizing Army today that now is the time for creative adaptation.  Hagel spoke to an audience of Soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Carson, Colo., home of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division. Hagel noted that one of the Army brigade combat teams to be eliminated is based at Fort…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  July 5, 2013

During World War II, more than 19,000 Army Soldiers trained at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Md., which was run by the War Department’s Military Intelligence Service.

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Top service members mark all-volunteer force’s anniversary

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – In a letter issued Monday to the men and women of the armed forces, the nation’s top two military officers and senior enlisted member marked the 40th anniversary of the all-volunteer force. The letter – signed by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and…

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News Briefs – July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Fort schools to hold registration Parents may register their children at the Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 23 – 25. On Aug. 5 and 6, Smith Middle School personnel will only register students from 9 – 10 a.m.  There will be a special registration area for those who pre-registered in the spring. Parents will be required…

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FMWR Briefs – July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

TMAC closed through July 12 Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, including the lunch buffet, is closed through July 12 for construction. The lunch buffet will re-open July 16. For more information, call 533.3802 or 533.7322. Save 15 percent on framing During July, Arts & Crafts Framing Solutions will “celebrate America” by offering 15 percent off any framing order for posters, prints, photos or shadow boxes…

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Theater program brings pirates, beach bums to stage

Posted  July 5, 2013

Every summer, students in kindergarten through eighth grade can expect a red truck that reads “Missoula Children’s Theatre” to roll up to Colonel Johnston Elementary School.

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Community Briefs July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Enroll in Citizen Police Academy The next Sierra Vista Police Department Citizen Police Academy will begin Aug. 7. Classes will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 –9 p.m., for 12 consecutive weeks in the police department auditorium. The free program includes hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing and participating in a ridealong with an on-duty police officer. Academy graduates will…

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USAICoE gains new CSM, former top NCO retires

Posted  June 28, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, outgoing U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commander; and incoming USAICoE Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Fairley salute during the change of responsibility ceremony on Brown Parade Field June 21. Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, U.S….

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305th MI Battalion holds change of command ceremony for incoming, outgoing commanders

Posted  June 28, 2013

In the early morning sun on Wednesday, the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion said goodbye to one commander and welcomed another during the change of command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. John “Muddy” Watters, arrived at Fort Huachuca in August 2010. For the past 24 months, Watters commanded the 305th MI Bn….

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