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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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Sisters, Brothers in Arms Program to build resiliency

Posted  March 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn Following the first Sisters in Arms Mentorship Program meeting at Murr Community Center March 7, attendees gather into working groups to discuss issues and concerns females encounter throughout their career. The focus of the meeting was “Educating, Mentoring, and Empowering Women to be Successful.” Soldiers and Civilians of all ranks and both genders…

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Installation observes National Prayer Breakfast

Posted  March 14, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Retired Army Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver, National Prayer Breakfast guest speaker, addresses the audience Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Around 400 attendees came together for prayer that morning. Around 400 people filled Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday to observe the installation’s National Prayer Breakfast. Attendees were greeted with prelude music…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

Senior Airman Alexis Siekert, U.S. Air Force The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate, Germany, after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. Military leadership service-wide, including Fort Huachuca, is working to eliminate the large number of distracted driving incidents. We’ve all read the statistics and heard…

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MVC initial project development complete Fort’s new MVC Community Center opens its doors

Posted  March 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn Cutting ribbon, from left, Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, Sylvia Pete, previous housing division chief, and Ron Hansen, president, Michaels Military Housing, cut the ribbon signifying the grand opening of the new community center on Fort Huachuca, Tuesday, as other key leaders watched. Soldiers, project leaders, community leaders and Fort Huachuca…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 21, 2014

Courtesy photo General Myer Elementary School Seven fifth grade students from Christen McCracken’s class were selected to participate in the 2014 Youth, Education and Science, or YES Fair. Pictured front row, from left, are Piper Dozier, Jonathan Beal and Zachary Wiman. In the back row, from left, are McCracken, Isaac Olsen, Sara Michel, Chrishon Brown…

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Community Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

SACA Home, Garden Show underway The Southern Arizona Contractor Association’s Home & Garden Show takes place today, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd. There is no admission.  For information, contact 417.6960 or www.VisitSierraVista.com. Tsunami Night is back! Say goodbye to Spring…

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FMWR Briefs – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Coaches’ meetings set for softball The coaches’ meeting for the 2014 Commander’s Cup Softball Program is set for Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Barnes Field House. Letters of intent are due at that time. The season begins April 21 at 6 p.m. at Eifler Sports Complex.  For more information, contact 533.0041 or thomas.f.lumley.civ@mail.mil. March is National…

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Garden in small spaces, without disturbing landscaping

Posted  March 21, 2014

Military Families — don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle this spring. Planter, container and other creative gardening ideas can provide the fresh produce Families crave without taking much of a “bite” out of time and space.

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

FH Exchange ‘Buddies’ exclusive offers The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for Fort Huachuca shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Fort Huachuca Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at the…

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Guard, Soldiers fly manned, unmanned aircraft, train together

Posted  March 21, 2014

Initial entry training Soldiers assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment here at Fort Huachuca and Army National Guard members assigned to the 1-285th Armed Reconnaissance Battalion from Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, have recently combined their training efforts using a concept known as manned/unmanned teaming, or MUMT, operations.

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