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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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Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Department of the Army is reaching out to gather community-unique considerations to support the Army making the best decisions to realign its force structure to 490k to achieve the fiscal reductions required by the Budget Control Act of 2011, while mitigating – to the extent possible – impacts to local communities. This is not…

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CSLA training center uses adapter, saves money, time, lives

Posted  April 12, 2013

In 2012, Don Meyer, an instructor with the Communications Security Logistics Activity, or CSLA, New Equipment Training team here, created a solution that simplified their In-Line Network Encryptor, or INE, KG-175D training course with a short-term savings to the Army of more than $25,000. Previous to his solution, each student in the course was required…

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USAICoE achieves excellence through collaboration

Posted  April 12, 2013

New multimedia center offers an integrated approach to developing instruction A merger of funding, knowledge and innovation will soon equate to big savings for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence which is weeks away from opening its state-of-the-art collaboration laboratory . With the multipurpose facility, USAICoE organizations will have access to instructional design expertise,…

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Fort hosts annual Holocaust observance

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Military Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence invites the public to participate in a Days of Remembrance observance at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Fitch Auditorium here. Dr. Samuel Caron, a psychologist at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, will address this year’s theme, “Never Again: Heeding…

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August Selective Early Retirement Board could affect 1,200 field grade officers

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant colonels and colonels. The move is just one part of a larger Army effort to meet its congressionally mandated end strength reduction. WASHINGTON — In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant…

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CSM Rambert assumes responsibility of 11th Signal Brigade

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold The 11th Signal Brigade outgoing command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Major Earl Allen, accepts the symbolic sword as he prepares to pass it to the 11th Signal Brigade commander, Col. Patrick Dedham. Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice A. Rambert assumed responsibility as the 11th Signal Brigade command sergeant major Friday…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  April 12, 2013

USAICS breaks ground for new academic facilityBy Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian Photo courtesy U.S. Army USAIC’s new academic complex in 1980: Top left is Sisler Hall, center right is Alvarado Hall, and bottom is Walker Hall. The road at the top of the photo is Hatfield Street. April 9, 1979 When the first shovel broke…

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EFMP Respite Care provides support

Posted  April 12, 2013

Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of…

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Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep ‘eye in the sky’

Posted  April 12, 2013

UAS Soldiers deploy Shadows to facilitate numerous roles during operations, from long-range reconnaissance, to targeting enemy forces for air or artillery strikes.

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Details on Month of the Military Child Celebration

Posted  April 12, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services will host the annual Month of the Military Child Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center. Army-wide, April is the “Month of the Military Child” and all military children are spotlighted and honored for the challenges they endure in order for their parents…

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