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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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Community Briefs June 14, 2013

Posted  June 14, 2013

Sprucing things up for Army’s birthday celebration Spc. Miguel Rodriquez and Spc. Michael Wheeler, under the watchful eye of Staff Sgt. Jammy Frison, scrub the cannons on Brown Parade Field Wednesday so they look their best for the Army’s 238th birthday today. All three Soldiers are members of the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard. Exchange old flag…

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NETCOM adds another general to fort’s ranks

Posted  June 7, 2013

The newest general officer on Fort Huachuca received his first star during a ceremony Monday at the Network Enterprise Technology Command headquarters building here.

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Army promotes National Safety Month

Posted  June 7, 2013

FORT RUCKER, Ala. – June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their Family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death. National Safety Month coincides with the beginning of summer, historically the deadliest…

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To ensure readiness, National Guard in need of warrant officers

Posted  June 7, 2013

With the Warrant Officer Corps sitting at only 80 percent strength, the Army National Guard, or ARNG, is taking strides to increase this number and ensure readiness.

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Fort to automate West Gate access control procedures

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fort Huachuca will automate the West Gate for 24/7 operations. The exact date for implementing this change will be announced later, once the contract for automation is awarded. With automated access control in place, a vehicle approaches the gate and the operator activates the intercom to ring the Military Police Station. The desk sergeant answers…

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Superintendent leaves after eight years of educational service

Posted  June 7, 2013

On June 27, Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodations Schools superintendent, will close out eight years of civilian service to the Fort Huachuca community.

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Consumer awareness – don’t get taken

Posted  June 7, 2013

Each year, Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Division, or FHLAD, personnel see hundreds of people who experience problems when they buy goods or services. Many result from a lack of consumer awareness or impulsiveness such as jumping into contracts and purchasing agreements without thinking. Before agreeing to buy anything, ask yourself at least two questions: Can…

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EPG, academia partner to improve Soldier communication networks

Posted  June 7, 2013

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAEPG, recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative, or ASUSDSI, in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army’s networks.

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Soldiers to see fewer PCS moves in future

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Army would like its enlisted Soldiers to remain on station for at least 36 months, and career managers are aiming to see that they will, said a director from Human Resource Command. In late 2012, senior Army leaders “asked us to look for ways to increase unit readiness, stability and predictability for…

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MVC team works behind scenes, makes housing ready

Posted  June 7, 2013

When it comes to residential maintenance and landscaping, Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has a secret weapon – the Make Ready Team, or MRT.

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