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First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

Clay and Laura Murray This photo of the Brown Fire was taken on Monday evening from Mott Circle on Fort Huachuca. As of Fort Huachuca Scout press time Thursday, firefighters were still working to contain it. A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains…

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Post celebrates Days of Remembrance with observance ceremony, discussion panels

Gabrielle Kuholski William Heidner, museum curator for the Museum Activity and Heritage Center of the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, Ariz., receives a Buffalo Soldier statuette from Col. Jeffrey Jennings, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence chief of staff, as a token of appreciation for his Days of Remembrance guest speaker role. The ceremony…

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AAFES making small changes for customer satisfaction

Maranda Flynn L&A Southern Style Bar-B-Q, currently located inside Armed Forces Bank, will be relocating to the food court inside the Fort Huachuca Exchange in the next few months. It will replace Manchu Wok, which is closing today. Over the past few months, the Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, staff…

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Son of Army retirees is top of his league

Courtesy of Glenn Gaskins Najee Gaskins, 16, participates in the Arizona Junior Fall Classic, a baseball showcase held last October in Peoria, Ariz. Playing second base position, he ranks number four in the state and 60th in the nation. When it comes to inheriting traits from military parents, 16-year-old Najee Gaskins takes a Soldier’s resilience…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Field Station Augsburg established in 1970 U.S. Army The enormous AN/FLR-9 “Elephant Cage” antenna array was erected at Field Station Augsburg in Germany. April 14, 1970 In 1970, the nation’s attention was focused on Vietnam. Few took note of the day that a new field station was established just north of Augsburg, Germany, near the…


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American Red Cross had unique beginning

Posted  February 7, 2014

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that offers services to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. As the nation’s premier emergency preparedness and response organization, the Red Cross is there to help and comfort people through devastating crises…

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Red Cross office opens on post

Posted  February 7, 2014

Maranda Flynn Nita Freeman, in foreground, and Lonna Martinez, staff at the new American Red Cross office that officially opened Jan. 31, cut the cake following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Both women are Army spouses and will be running the office located inside the Army Community Services building on Smith Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony…

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Presidential proclamation National African American History Month, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Posted  February 7, 2014

Americans have long celebrated our Nation as a beacon of liberty and opportunity — home to patriots who threw off an empire, refuge to multitudes who fled oppression and despair. Yet we must also remember that while many came to our shores to pursue their own measure of freedom, hundreds of thousands arrived in chains….

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CSMS CyberPatriots take third place in national semifinal competition

Posted  February 7, 2014

Kay Hawkins From left, Justin McCrary, 13, Evan Scarborough, 13, Carson Rice, 12, Sabrina Pierre, 14 and Colin Owen, 13, members of the Colonel Smith Middle School CyberPatriots team, compete in round 2 of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program Competition, in December, at Cochise College. The Colonel Smith Middle School CyberPatriots, a seven-student…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  February 14, 2014

Nancy Murphy Sean Street, 11, a 4th grade student in Suzi Szymeczek’s class, excels at weaving in Nancy Murphy’s art class. General Myer Elementary School Pam Sherod’s homeroom class has been busy with science projects which were on display at the school Feb. 6 for family night. The students are also wrapping up their unit…

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Community Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Cochise College scholarships The Cochise College Foundation will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to Cochise County high school graduating seniors or home schooled students enrolling full-time at Cochise College this fall. Eligible students should go online to complete the foundation’s STARS scholarship application, which is now open for all future and current Cochise College students seeking…

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Take charge of heart health today, this month

Posted  February 14, 2014

Today is Valentine’s Day, when many people give chocolates in heart shaped containers to those they care about. A lesser-known event associated with a certain type of diet and the heart is American Heart Month which we celebrate each February. Cardiovascular disease, which can increase the risk of having strokes and heart attacks, is the…

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FMWR Briefs – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

‘Magic the Gathering’ events scheduled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, will present “Friday Night Magic” tonight, 6 – 10 p.m., at Murr Community Center. For more information, go to the Fort Huachuca BOSS Facebook page or call 533.8252. Murr and BOSS will also host the Arizona Magic Invitational “Magic the Gathering” qualifying event…

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Soldier presents Active Shooter Response, Mitigation Training

Posted  February 14, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, detachment sergeant, 18th Military Police Detachment, likes to give a disclaimer during Active Shooter Response and Mitigation training — he is not here to create world peace or to solve terrorism, stop the drug problem or rewrite well-established safety regulations.

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Army: CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

Posted  February 14, 2014

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members. In the announcement, CID accurately released that a website claiming to be an official U.S….

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