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CSA makes first visit here, highlights unique capabilities

Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with 111th Military Intelligence Brigade leadership during his visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Dec. 9, 2014. Fort Huachuca leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post Monday and…

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Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

City of Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller, city officials, senior leaders from Fort Huachuca and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart stand before the sign designating Sierra Vista a Purple Heart City. The project was initiated by the Sierra Vista Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Sierra…

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Fort Huachuca Soldiers, Families receive free trees

Maci Hidalgo The Blair Family searches for the perfect tree during Trees for Troops® at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Dec. 5. The earlier each Family showed up at the event, the more trees they were able to choose from. Soldiers and Family members of Fort Huachuca lined up to receive their free Christmas tree…

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Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

Ray Ragan A tester with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) runs a Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) through a bench test before moving the radio for an open-air developmental test at Fort Huachuca on Sept. 23. MNVR is a next-generation radio system designed to bridge both data and voice communications from brigade and…

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Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel on Monday. If…


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Veterans

VA: Disability claims backlog drops by 44 percent

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims — a reduction of more than 267,000 — while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions being…

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Student-to-student program helps FH school resolve conflicts

Posted  April 11, 2014

Fort Huachuca’s General Myer Elementary School has a unique way of settling conflicts between students, through peer mediation, the process in which students themselves act as mediators to facilitate resolving other students’ disputes at recess time.

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Fox challenges Marines, Navy to innovate

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox said Monday. “Whether sequestration returns or not, the reality is we’re…

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Air Force: Some Airmen will get retirement option

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced Tuesday. “We are aware that some Airmen received erroneous [temporary early retirement authority, or TERA] approvals and were…

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Health & Safety

Rabid animals reported — pet owners advised to use caution

Posted  April 11, 2014

The City of Sierra Vista’s Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, or ACC, is cautioning pet owners about possible rabid wild animals in and around Santa Cruz County, which recently declared quarantine. In Santa Cruz County, 24 skunks and four bats have been confirmed to be infected with the virus. The quarantine, passed by the…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

Following the end of the conflict in Vietnam, the Army Intelligence field was facing a difficult time of introspection and dwindling resources, compounded by harsh criticism from a review panel ordered by the chief of staff.

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Events

FH celebrates Passover Monday with Jewish Seder

Posted  April 11, 2014

Passover, the Biblically-ordained Festival of Freedom will be observed by Jews the world over starting on Monday evening and concluding at nightfall, April 22. Interested personnel can observe the festival at the traditional Jewish Passover Seder to be held Monday, 6:30 p.m., in the Main Post Chapel’s Activities Room. The suggested donation is $15. Call…

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Electronic books playing bigger role in SVPL

Posted  April 11, 2014

Librarians are asked all the time whether they think print books will go away, and they always answer with a resounding, ‘No!’ The media loves to portray extremes, but the reality of the situation is that outliers always exist. In this case, there are people out there who only read books electronically, and a far…

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Health & Safety

ACS addresses autism, volunteers, resiliency

Posted  April 11, 2014

April is Autism Awareness Month One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a 30 percent increase from one in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April is Autism Awareness Month and is necessary to inform the…

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Fort operations will not jeopardize endangered species

Posted  April 11, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army have completed formal consultation regarding the potential effects that Fort Huachuca’s operations will have on threatened and endangered species. In a biological opinion, or BO, signed March 31, the Service concluded that the Army’s ongoing and planned operations are not likely to jeopardize the continued survival…

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