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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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Canine companions – more than just man’s best friend, some dogs have military mission

Posted  June 21, 2013

In the United States, the use of dogs for military purposes extends further into history than many may think. During the Civil War and World War I, canines were used to protect, to communicate messages, and as advertisement, propaganda and recruiting mascots.

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Dental clinic here provides dental health services, follows safe practices

Posted  June 21, 2013

In recent years, many studies have come out linking oral health to overall health. According to Col. Kendall Ray, Runion Dental Clinic dentist, there is truth to these studies.

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News Briefs – June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

BWBAHC clinics, services closure All clinics and services for Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will be closed on Thursday from 1 – 5 p.m. to conduct mandatory training. Clinics and services will resume normal business hours on Friday. Bear activity noted on post Bears are out and actively searching for food and water. This…

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FMWR Briefs – June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

Free movie night set for tomorrow FMWR will present a free moonlight movie “Hotel Transylvania,” tomorrow at Irwin Pool. The movie will start at dusk. Enjoy free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is now open for…

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Dueling piano show entertains TMAC crowd

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre came alive Saturday night as loud music emanated from the building. Even louder laughter and cheering came from the crowd as a packed room found itself entertained by the show, “Dueling Pianos.”

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Community Briefs June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

MVC races to celebrate dads Mountain Vista Communities celebrated Father’s Day Saturday with a pinewood derby held at the MVC community Center. Three members and two leaders from Sierra Vista Cub Scout Pack 464 donated their time and use of their track for the event. Here, Ian Lyle, 9, prepares to collect a pair of…

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11th Signal Brigade changes command, cases colors

Posted  June 14, 2013

Sgt. Robert England 1st Lt. Alex Bridgeforth ,far left, and 1st Sgt. Daniel Stewart ,far right, the company command team and Col. James Parks III, right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Rambert ,left, the brigade command team for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, case their respective colors in preparation for the brigade headquarters’…

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U.S. Army – 238 years old, still going strong

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Army photo Today marks the Army’s 238th birthday, a time for Soldiers to celebrate their proud history of 238 years of service to the nation. On Monday morning, Secretary of the Army John McHugh (right) and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III laid a wreath at Mount Vernon, the home of George…

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FH Select Honor Guard Soldiers receive awards, gratitude for selfless act

Posted  June 14, 2013

Sgt. Kalie Jones From left, Staff Sgt. Jammy Frison, Staff Sgt. Ryan Rendina and Pfc. Orville Arel take a photo with Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, during a recognition ceremony at Alvarado Hall on Monday. The Soldiers from the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard were awarded star notes…

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VA meets goal to hire mental health professionals

Posted  June 14, 2013

TUCSON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for veterans, service members, and military Families. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System has hired…

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