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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…

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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Tech savvy CSMS students, mentors awarded for winning big

Posted  February 28, 2014

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Sean Paul, Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, CyberPatriots technical mentor, stands to be recognized Monday by students, faculty, staff; Soldiers and Civilians in the CSMS gym. Students and supporting faculty and staff of the CyberPatriots team received certificates from Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of…

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Hagel Talks with troops about 2015 Defense Budget request

Posted  February 28, 2014

Glenn Fawcett, DoDDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel chats with two Army drill sergeants during his visit to Fort Eustis, Va., Tuesday. Hagel, who also visited nearby Langley Air Force Base, is on a three-day trip during which he will participate in NATO meetings for defense ministers in Brussels. ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT — In spotless aircraft…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 7, 2014

Boy really knows his history Michelle Orsi Joshua Orsi, 14, holds the “National History Bee 2014 Middle School Champion” plaque he won during the Phoenix Regional Finals on Feb. 26 where he competed against 39 other students for the top honor. The homeschooled eighth grader will compete against other middle school students from around the…

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Community Briefs March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

Cochise College offers scholarship The Cochise College 50th Anniversary Scholars program recognizes Cochise County high school graduating seniors with a 3.0 or higher grade point average who submit an essay about what the Cochise College mission means to them. Each selected scholar will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2014 – 15 school year. Apply…

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College rodeo roped audience in

Posted  March 7, 2014

Despite the heavy rain last weekend, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or FMWR, Cochise College and the Sierra Vista Riding Club presented the Cochise College Rodeo Saturday and Sunday at Wren Arena.

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FMWR Briefs – March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

‘Friday Night Magic’ set for March 14 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, will present “Friday Night Magic” Game Night March 14 from 6 – 10 p.m. at Murr Community Center. For more information, visit the Fort Huachuca BOSS Facebook page or call 533.8252. Murr plans Mardi Gras Zumba party Murr Community Center will…

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Lent, Passover & Easter 2014 at Fort Huachuca

Posted  March 7, 2014

Catholic Main Post Chapel Catholic Services Stations of the Cross Today, March 14, 21 and 28; April 4 and 11 – 6 p.m. Followed by Soup Supper Palm Sunday Mass April 13 – 8:30 a.m. Holy Thursday Mass April 17 – 7 p.m. Good Friday Service, Adoration of the Cross April 18 – 7 p.m….

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News Briefs March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

Sierra Vista Crime Solvers Website Tips submitted through the Sierra Vista Crime Solvers Website led to a shoplifter’s recent arrest. Investigators were unable to identify the shoplifter, caught on videotape, and requested residents’ help in identifying him through their new website at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/CrimeSolvers. The site features crimes that investigators have gathered enough evidence about to…

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160th SOAR trains future Night Stalkers at Fort Huachuca

Posted  March 7, 2014

Becoming a Night Stalker with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), or 160th SOAR(A), became a bit more challenging this month as the Green Platoon training program was conducted here at Fort Huachuca for the first time ever in the unit’s history.

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Navy: Tuition Assistance Program funds awaiting Sailors’ use

Posted  March 7, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Center for Personal and Professional Development, or CPPD, is asking Sailors to submit their Navy Tuition Assistance, or TA, requests — and now would be good — said the director of Navy Voluntary Education, VOLED, Monday. According to Ernest D’Antonio, CPPD’s VOLED program director, the expenditure rate for TA funding…

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