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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

Natalie Lakosil Salutes & Awards

40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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Community Briefs May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

VFW hosts taco dinner tonight The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9972, will host a taco dinner from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The meal includes tacos, rice and beans. Live entertainment follows. Cost is $8 per person. The dinner is open to members, guests and…

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Cats came calling on Right Arm Night

Posted  May 24, 2013

Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members enjoy the University of Arizona Wildcats Coaches’ Road Tour as a part of Right Arm Night on May 17 at Murr Community Center. RAN, typically held on Friday afternoons after work, included U of A-themed contests and prizes this month.   Air Force Master Sgt. Kirk Kolodziej, Joint Interoperability…

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Eleven-day FY 13 furlough to begin July 8

Posted  May 17, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released Tuesday a memorandum to the Department of Defense on civilian furloughs. The memo directs defense managers to prepare to furlough most Department of Defense, or DoD, civilians for up to 11 days. (Hagel’s message on civilian furloughs appears on page 2 of today’s “Fort Huachuca Scout.”) Major budgetary shortfalls…

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NETCOM commanding general reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

Posted  May 17, 2013

Courtesy Photo Commanding General Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command, recognizes Soldiers and civilians for their support to the command May 7 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lynn presented them with his commander’s coin of excellence. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn…

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Message to all Department of Defense personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on civilian furloughs

Posted  May 17, 2013

“As you are fully aware, the Department of Defense is facing a historic shortfall in our budget for the current fiscal year. This is the result of current law that went into effect March 1. It imposes deep across-the-board cuts on DoD and other federal agencies. Combined with higher than expected wartime operating costs, we…

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Army supports president’s request for 2015 BRAC round

Posted  May 17, 2013

Senate Appropriations Committee The Army needs another round of Base Realignment and Closure, said Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, speaking Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies. WASHINGTON – As the Army cuts the number of Soldiers in its…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – Amid a spate of allegations of criminal behavior by military recruiters and service members involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults and help that crime’s victims, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. In…

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Be aware of debt collection scam alert

Posted  May 17, 2013

The Sierra Vista Police Department has received reports of scammers calling local residents threatening arrest for a delinquent debt. While some collection agencies operate within the law, debt collection scams are on the rise. In Arizona, no arrest warrant will be issued for private debt. Those threatened with arrest are being scammed. Do not provide…

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Salutes & Awards

Colonel ends nearly three decades of service

Posted  May 17, 2013

Maranda Flynn From left, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Col. Michael Popovich, Fort Huachuca Training and Doctrine Command, capability manager for Intelligence Sensors; and his wife Robin stand by as the Legion of Merit is presented to Popovich in honor of his 27 years of dedicated…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  May 17, 2013

Lewis, Clark begin recon mission Library of Congress Lewis and Clark at the mouth of the Columbia River, 1805, by Frederic Remington May 14, 1804 After President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, he chartered a “Corps of Discovery” exploration and mapping expedition of this vast unknown land,…

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