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USAEPG responds to Army radio test needs

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, USAEPG, recently completed a vendor qualification event for a new Army radio system.

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HT-JCOE commanders change during June 19 ceremony

More than 75 people were in attendance as outgoing Commander Col. John Boucher, Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence, passed the command responsibility on to incoming Commander Col. Travis Phillips, during their change of command ceremony on Brown Parade Field June 19.

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Sponsors sought for international military officers

The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, International Military Student Office is actively seeking sponsors for the Community Friends Program — a hospitality program intended to provide international military officers the opportunity to become acquainted with the American lifestyle.

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111th MI Bde. Soldier, Platoon Sergeant of Year selected, will continue on to TRADOC competition

After four rigorous days of nonstop competition, the 111TH Military Intelligence Brigade and U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Soldier and Platoon Sergeant of the Year have been selected.

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Flyover, fireworks highlight Fourth of July festivities

Those staying in town for the Fourth of July holiday can look forward to a smorgasbord of local activities, including the annual fireworks show and the return of an F-16 flyover.


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Community Briefs July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Is photography in her future? Courtesy of the Fort Huachuca School-Age Center Rachael Graupner, 6, who attends Fort Huachuca’s School-Age Center, won a regional award from the Boys and Girls Club of America in their National ImageMakers Photography Contest. She was presented with a certificate and a $50 gift card from a local merchant on…

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Thunderbirds land at Fort Hood, Texas, begin new chapter there

Posted  July 5, 2013

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, held their inaugural uncasing ceremony June 26 on Fort Hood’s Sadowski Field. Brig. Gen. Clark LeMasters, Jr., commander, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), presided over last week’s ceremony.

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101 Days of Summer campaign going strong

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, serves to remind us that we cannot afford to lose focus on safety, either on or off duty. The summer season is a dangerous time of year for the Army, with notable increases in off-duty accidental fatalities. The 101…

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Senior enlisted noncommissioned officer position changes hands

Posted  July 5, 2013

On June 28, Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant major to another.

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Collection Act provides debtors protection

Posted  July 5, 2013

Anyone who uses a credit card, owes money on a personal loan or is paying on a home mortgage is a debtor. Those who fall behind in repaying their creditors or have an error made on their accounts may be contacted by a debt collector. In either situation, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires…

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  July 5, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by retired Lt. Col Mark Overberg, deputy chief, Army Retirement Services.) AKO transition will affect retirees On April 26, Army Secretary John McHugh signed a memo outlining the Army’s transition from Army Knowledge Online™, or AKO, to the…

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Three take ‘PRIDE’ in new degrees

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 2-13th Aviation Regiment has announced that three of its instructors have earned their Associate of Applied Science in Education degree from Cochise College.

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Monsoon start means break from hot weather – keep summer safety in mind

Posted  July 5, 2013

Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona area until early July, monsoon season has “officially” begun according to the National Weather Services, and safety precaution needs to be a priority.

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LandWarNet modernization one key to Army future

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Even as forces draw down in Afghanistan and budgets are reduced, modernization of the Army network will not stagnate, said the service’s chief information officer. “We ensure Soldiers have the best capability available to them, everything over IP; highdefinition, full-motion video; unlimited bandwidth, whatever request they’ve needed we’ve been able to get that technology to them very quickly,” said Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, the…

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Force changes bring opportunities, Hagel tells troops

Posted  July 5, 2013

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Soldiers of the nation’s reorganizing Army today that now is the time for creative adaptation.  Hagel spoke to an audience of Soldiers and civilian employees at Fort Carson, Colo., home of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division. Hagel noted that one of the Army brigade combat teams to be eliminated is based at Fort…

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