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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

Command History Office photos Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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DoD clarifies post-secondary education expectations

Posted  December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has issued new policy guidelines intended to provide better protection for members of the military and veterans who seek tuition assistance for post-secondary degrees. The department’s revised voluntary education partnership policy specifies the expectations and agreements that colleges, universities and technical schools must adhere to in order to receive DOD…

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Holiday greetings from NETCOM

Posted  December 20, 2012

NETCOM Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn (left) and NETCOM Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams team up with Santa in handing out presents to children from Myer Elementary school during NETCOM’s Holiday Party Dec. 14. The children sang carols during the event. Santa’s elves dance for children from Myer Elementary school during…

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RAD slated for January, skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  December 20, 2012

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Michael Roberts.) Retiree Appreciation Day planned The annual Retiree Appreciation Day for 2013 is scheduled for Jan. 12. Registration and social hour will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m….

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Military-to-civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters recently. Frank DiGiovanni said five occupational areas were selected for the pilot program — aircraft mechanic, automotive…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

JSTARS deployed to Desert Shield Dec. 17, 1990 On December 17, 1990, U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf requested the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS, for Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Two were sent, along with five ground station modules. Just four months earlier, JSTARS was still in its testing phase. There…

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service sets Christmas/New Year’s holiday hours

Posted  December 20, 2012

Launderette Always open All AAFES facilities Tuesday – Closed Main Store Monday – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Closed Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 27 – 30, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 31 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Jan. 1 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/ODL Monday…

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“Sounds of Season” bring holiday cheer

Posted  December 20, 2012

The United States Military Intelligence Corps Band brought “Sounds of the Season” to life during a performance at Buena High School on Dec. 12.

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News Briefs – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

Scout delivery date changes in 2013 Effective in January, “The Fort Huachuca Scout’ newspaper delivery date will change from Thursday to Friday, and readers will begin receiving their weekly paper one day later. The first Scout issue of 2013 will be published for delivery on Friday, Jan. 11, and Friday delivery will continue thereafter. A…

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FMWR Briefs – December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

Register now for 10K Icebreaker Run Registration is now open for the 10K Icebreaker Run set for Jan. 19, 7 a.m., starting and finishing at Eifler Fitness Center. Registration for the run (without t-shirt) is free for active duty until Jan. 4; for active duty for the run plus t-shirt, cost is $5 until Jan….

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Salutes & Awards

Track record-holder receives long overdue award

Posted  December 20, 2012

On Dec. 6, 2012, Retired Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles “Chuck” Barber was presented with his long awaited award for obtaining the Fort Huachuca Intramural 100 Meter Dash record in April 1997, by Lt. Col. Laura Knapp, commander, 309 Military Intelligence Battalion.

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