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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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Army at ‘tipping point’ of unmanned aircraft system capabilities

Posted  March 21, 2014

David Vergun Spc. Corey Deer, unmanned aircraft system operator, launches a Raven at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2013. WASHINGTON — “We’re on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems’ ability to deliver capability to the Soldier,” said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach. The unmanned aerial/aircraft system, or UAS, is no longer seen by Soldiers as a…

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TRADOC welcomes new commanding general

Posted  March 21, 2014

Senior Airman Austin Harvill U.S. Army Gen. David Perkins, left, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command incoming commander, accepts the unit colors from Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, during a change of command ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., March 14. FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Gen. David Perkins assumed command of U.S. Army…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 28, 2014

FH students garner several awards in SSVEC, AFCEA YES Fair Students from Sierra Vista Schools took several awards in the 2014 Youth Engineering and Science, or YES, Fair. Winners were announced March 13 at The Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, Sierra Vista. This year’s YES Fair, sponsored by Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative and the…

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Community Briefs March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

VFW to hold golf tournament The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972, Sierra Vista, will hold a golf tournament Saturday, 8:30 a.m., at the Mountain View Golf Course off Buffalo Soldier Trail. Game will be a four-person scramble, pick-your-own-team. Register at VFW Post 9972; 549 Veterans Dr. The $50-per-person cost includes green fee, cart and…

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FMWR Briefs – March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

SFA schedules 5k walk/run As part of the ongoing Community Health Promotion Council Family Fitness Series, the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics branch will present a 5K walk/run Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Grierson Pool parking area. This free event is open to everyone. Participants may pre-register at Barnes Field House, Eifler Fitness Center,…

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News Briefs March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

ASAP office closed today The Army Substance Abuse Program office is closed today. Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, J, K, P, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Saturday: March: A, B, C, D, E, F, P, Q, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Sunday: P, Q, U, U1,…

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TSA expands expedited screening to include Civilian employees

Posted  March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Beginning April 15, Defense Department and Coast Guard civilian employees will be able to take advantage of the TSA Pre-check expedited screening program at more than 115 airports across the country. All military and Coast Guard personnel, including those in the reserves and the National Guard, already are eligible for the program, which…

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Kino Men’s Ministry assists community, more than ‘just a church group’

Posted  March 28, 2014

For a select group of about 30 men, being a part of the Kino Men’s Ministry is more than just weekly or monthly meetings — it is worshiping their Lord, enjoying fellowship with their fellow brothers, and serving their community.

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Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss: What Soldiers, Civilians should know

Posted  March 28, 2014

When Army property is lost or damaged, financial responsibility can fall upon the Soldier or Civilian to whom the property was issued.

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Health & Safety

Think outside box to add fruit, veggies to diet

Posted  March 28, 2014

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” People will frequently choose foods that taste good over foods they know are good for them, such as choosing vanilla ice cream over blueberries. However, many foods can be both tasty and healthy — it may just be a matter…

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