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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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