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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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FMWR lifeguard completes first Ironman

Posted  December 6, 2012

Sarah Tifft, 24, head lifeguard at Barnes Field House and a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee, competed in her first Ironman competition on Nov. 18.

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Events

Community Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Cochise Theater closed Effective Saturday, Cochise Theater closed its doors for good and is no longer showing movies. It is still available for official functions. Toys for Tots drive underway The Thunder Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League is conducting its fifth annual Toys For Tots campaign now. Drop-off boxes are located at all…

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Chalk Talk, December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Andrea Weigle Sixth-grade student Cierra Scott-Michel, 11, works on a math problem at Colonel Smith Middle School. Colonel Smith Middle School Sixth grade students in Jennifer Truitt-Lewis’s math classes are learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. Though adding and subtracting decimals seem to be the easier lessons to master, multiplying and dividing…

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Events

Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel December religious services schedule

Posted  November 29, 2012

Seasonal Lights Ceremony – Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel This event is Fort Huachuca’s official kick-off for the season. The commander and an Army Family flip the switch to light the tree, the candles and the star on a distant hill. The 62nd Army Band plays seasonal music as Santa makes his entrance…

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Army

2-13th Aviation Regiment QRC departs for OEF

Posted  November 29, 2012

Seventeen members of the 1st Aviation Brigade, 2-13th Aviation Regiment said goodbye to families and friends on Tuesday morning before departing for Fort Campbell, Ky., from Libby Army Airfield. The men will be gone for just over nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF. Before their departure, Col. Brian Bennett, 1st Avn….

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Salutes & Awards

MI captain award nominations sought

Posted  November 29, 2012

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Weinstein Award through March 15, 2013. To be eligible, a candidate must be a military intelligence captain in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. He or she must have performed actions which positively promote, impact, advance and bring honor to the MI profession during Jan….

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Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

Posted  November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — As Soldiers and all Americans wrap up celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations. Secretary of the Army John McHugh signed a new policy for the Army, setting that work into motion. The “American Indian and Alaska…

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Health & Safety

Army launches winter safety campaign

Posted  November 29, 2012

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign Monday, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs. The campaign is the second of four installments of the “Know the Signs” safety effort. While fatal accidents usually dip during the winter…

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Simulation teaches collection asset management, situational order of battle, symbology, fusion analysis

Posted  November 29, 2012

As the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence continues its campaign to build a more effective and efficient future force, its Learning Innovation Office, or LIO, is responding to the call to action by developing adaptable interactive multimedia instruction. LIO’s latest IMI product release, the Collection Asset Management Simulator, can expand to serve multiple intelligence…

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Local

Address laundering is latest local scam

Posted  November 29, 2012

The Sierra Vista Police Department has recently taken several reports regarding a new scam. Innocent citizens looking to supplement their incomes have answered ads on Craigslist for “Package Sorter, Regional Courier, and Logistics.” How the scam works is criminals illegally obtain credit card numbers and start making purchases online. The criminal places an ad online…

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