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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…

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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

Posted  November 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us — the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives. This is a tradition that underscores what…

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Health & Safety

RWBAHC Behavioral Health Services opens in new location

Posted  November 15, 2012

With the snip of a ribbon on Nov. 8, Behavioral Health Services, or BHS, at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Clinic, RWBAHC, officially opened their new $2.5 M, 9,350 square-foot location on the second floor of the building. “Everyone’s presence this morning unequivocally affirms and validates that Army senior leaders are fully committed to supporting…

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Syringes, needles will no longer be accepted at RWBAHC

Posted  November 15, 2012

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will no longer accept used syringes, needles or lancets, also known as household sharps, from patients after Nov. 30. Household sharps are typically used in the home for insulin injection. They are also used for administering medications to treat other medical conditions, including the prevention of blood clots, and…

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Grease Collection Drive — recycling event scheduled for Black Friday

Posted  November 15, 2012

Fort Huachuca will hold the second annual Day After Thanksgiving Grease Recycling event on Nov. 23, located in the Main Exchange parking lot. From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., deliver cooking drippings, leftover cooking oil or grease used to fry turkeys, in a plastic container with a secure lid, and drop it off to be…

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JROTC burns flags during retiring ceremony

Posted  November 15, 2012

Photos by Natalie Lakosil Cadet Cpl. Jose Capestany, hands some of the retired flags to Joe Bustamante during the flag burning ceremony on Monday night. More than 40 spectators attended the flag burning ceremony outside Buena High School Monday. After the first flag was burned by one of Buena’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets,…

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Use open door policy to resolve problems at lowest levels

Posted  November 15, 2012

When a Soldier comes into the Inspector General’s Office, one of the first questions the IG staff asks the person is, “Have you spoken to your chain of command about this issue?” More often than not, they find that Soldiers did not communicate with their leaders. The majority of issues brought to the IG Office…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

SIGINT successes during Washington Naval Conference November 1921 Concerned about large-scale ship-building programs in the U.S., Great Britain and Japan following World War I, U.S. President Warren G. Harding organized the Washington Naval Conference in late 1921. The conference was held in Washington D.C., and nine nations attended. Harding’s goal was to establish limits on…

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‘Larry the Cable Guy’ sees Natick technology

Posted  November 15, 2012

When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can “Git-R-Done” quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

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Salutes & Awards

Veterans, others honored during special annual MAC luncheon

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Luncheon attendees honored area veterans Nov. 7 during the annual “Take a Vet to Lunch” event held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

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Veterans remembered, celebrated in Sierra Vista on Monday

Posted  November 15, 2012

Members from all branches of service gathered at Veterans’ Memorial Park this past Monday to remember the sacrifices made by those in uniform.

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