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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…

Stephanie Caffall Local

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…

Stephanie Caffall Salutes & Awards

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….

Natalie Lakosil World

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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Health & Safety

Protect personal information to prevent stolen identity

Posted  June 7, 2013

In 2012, identity theft was the number-one complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In 2011, Arizona was the number-one state in complaints of identity theft. Since 2003 Arizona has ranked either first or second nationally in reports of identity theft, according to the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition. Arizona was the first state…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  June 7, 2013

For the Counter Intelligence Corps, or CIC, the events of June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of a vital assignment that thrust its agents into every phase of the 336-day drive across Europe.

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Local

Fort Huachuca gravesite accountability mission almost complete

Posted  June 7, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Pfc. Christopher Kluber, Fort Huachuca Honor Guard, takes a picture of Lt. Col. James Rivero’s gravesite at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery May 14, as part of IMCOM Cemetery Operations which is creating an online database for all IMCOM cemeteries. Fort Huachuca joined efforts with the Installation Management Command Cemetery Operations team…

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News Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps turns 97 On June 3, 1916, an act of Congress established The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. On Monday, June 3, Fort Huachuca Veterinary Corps Soldiers carry on an Army tradition through their mission of treating animals and conducting inspections. Here, Spc. Alicia Duncan, veterinary technician, prepares to draw blood from Natasha,…

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FMWR Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is now open for the season. Hours are: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim only, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for open swim; and federal and training holidays, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim…

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Community Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Square dance announced The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net. Inexpensive books offered Friends of the Sierra…

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Veterans

Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Veteran color guard members line up for the presentation of veterans organizations’ colors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Memorial Day service on Monday. Sixteen different groups participated. Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the…

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CSA shares thoughts on sexual assault and sexual harassment

Posted  May 31, 2013

Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and…

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Commissary here plans for Tuesday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to…

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Firefighter training underway Small fires being lit on FH roadway corridor

Posted  May 31, 2013

The fire department is conducting wildland firefighting certification training through June 7. As part of the training, firefighters will ignite small spot fires along the grass corridor between Squire and Railroad Avenues. The vegetation is very low and between two barriers. The flame and smoke level will also be minimal. Each training session will last…

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