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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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IG recommends getting ‘back to basics,’ values

Posted  April 19, 2013

Similar to the restructuring in early the 1990s, our Army is transforming from one in conflict to a peacetime force. This is not an easy transition and requires patience, understanding and dedication to the Army’s Values. As funding, available personnel and resources contract, we will all be tempted to cut corners and find the easiest…

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Navy officer assumes command of B Troop

Posted  April 19, 2013

Honoring Fort Huachuca’s Old West cavalry heritage, Navy Commander Troy Wilcox assumed command of B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) April 12 on Brown Parade Field.

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Select Honor Guard delivers with demanding presence

Posted  April 19, 2013

We see them at funerals and at ceremonies on post, but behind the perfectly pressed blue and dark green uniforms, the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard keeps busy.

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Don’t get sidelined by sports injuries

Posted  April 19, 2013

Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured…

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Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week at RWBAHC

Posted  April 19, 2013

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 22-26) is an annual celebration of the laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.

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Self care strategies for athletes with IT Band Friction Syndrome

Posted  April 19, 2013

Every day at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, I see Soldiers with the diagnosis of Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.

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News Briefs – April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

General to assume command An assumption of command ceremony for the incoming Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today on Brown Parade Field. It will be sponsored by the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. This ceremony is open to all Fort Huachuca employees,…

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FMWR Briefs – April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

Live theater coming to Murr CC Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present the stage and screen classic “Arsenic and Old Lace,” on stage live at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for today, Saturday, April 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. Sunday Matinees will be presented…

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Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry, special events hosted at each site

Posted  April 19, 2013

In celebration of National Park Week, all three Cochise county National Park Service sites will offer special events and activities April 20-28, 2013.

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Community Briefs April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

VFW hosts steak fry The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Steak Fry featuring an 8-ounce sirloin with onions and mushrooms, baked potato, corn, western beans, dinner roll and salad from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the VFW, 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per member and $10…

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