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Family, faith, focus Resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

“I remember the day, August 5, for those of you that have been to Kabul, you know that the air quality isn’t quite right, but that morning I went on a 5-mile run.

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RWBAHC welcomes new top doc to command

Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Brown Parade Field at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center change of command ceremony June 29, 2015. After two years, Col. Lance Raney relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Edgar Arroyo in an early morning ceremony on the storied parade field.

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Cochise County Outlaws perform with a special guest performer

The Cochise County Outlaws, 62nd Army Rock Band, performed for advanced individual training students in a special concert at Eifler Fitness Center on June 27.

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MI Hall of Fame ceremony at Fort Huachuca honors inductees

The 2015 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame ceremony introduced the eight latest inductees on June 26.

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Keep your summer cool at Irwin Pool

With temperatures rising, Fort Huachuca’s Irwin Pool is an inviting way to keep the Family cool this summer. The pool is open through Labor Day. Currently, water temperatures are comfortable.


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Fort’s net-zero middle school wins design, energy conservation awards at state, national, international levels

Posted  August 9, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski The exterior and landscape features of Colonel Smith Middle School received critics’ praise in several award categories. Its wind turbines were cited as energy-saving demonstration elements during the 2012 Sustainability and Innovation Awards. When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not…

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel message on reducing civilian furloughs

Posted  August 9, 2013

When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the fiscal year next…

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TRADOC selects NCO, Soldier of Year using same high standards, newer techniques

Posted  August 9, 2013

Courtesy Photo Sgt. Curtis Bittner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s 2013 Soldier of the Year, meets a selection board via video teleconference. TRADOC cut costs by conducting some events at the competitors’ locations and other events virtually, using technology such as video teleconferencing U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2013 Noncommissioned Officer of the…

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Fort Huachuca Exchange Service rewards good grades

Posted  August 9, 2013

Hard-working students deserve recognition, so the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1 – 12 who maintain a “B” or better average with the “You Made the Grade” program. “We love it when military students excel,” said the Fort Huachuca Exchange General Manager Jeff Willis, “so it’s natural to…

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NETCOM’s senior enlisted Soldier retires

Posted  August 9, 2013

Gordon Van Vleet Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command commanding general, pins the Legion of Merit on Command Sgt. Major Gerald Williams, former NETCOM command sergeant major, during a retirement ceremony in Greely Hall auditorium, Aug. 1. Williams is retiring after 28 years of Army service. “I would not have become the Soldier…

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ACS announces closures, EFMP information, upcoming training

Posted  August 9, 2013

Army Community Service, or ACS, is closed on Fridays for furlough through Aug. 16. Walk-in services Monday – Thursday are limited. Everyone should make an appointment with the desired program manager to ensure service availability. Call 533.2330 to be connected with a program representative. On Fridays through Aug. 16, the following services will be available…

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What’s new at the library?

Posted  August 9, 2013

Museum Curator Nancy Krieski (center) meets with local visitors at the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. In February 2014, the Sierra Vista Public Library will partner with the Henry Hauser Museum to host Journey Stories, a Smithsonian exhibition that focuses on accounts of travelers and travels. Summer vacation is…

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Spouse employment effort surpasses goal more than 2 years early

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – A White House and Defense Department challenge to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015 surpassed its goal Aug. 1, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told members of the Defense Department’s Military Family Readiness Council at the Pentagon today. The effort to hire 50,000 spouses reached fruition…

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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted  August 9, 2013

As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program.

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Sierra Vista resident creates legacy of success at FH

Posted  August 9, 2013

Steve Usry   A long-time Sierra Vista resident and senior civilian employee of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, retired here at the end of July after a 33-year career. While Steve Usry’s career had the traditional course of progressing through the ranks, it is not ordinary. What makes it unusual is…

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