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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Evaluating mobile technology for warfighter use challenging

Posted  November 1, 2012

Mobile technology, or mobility as it is referred to by the military, is for the first time, taking a prominent role in defense.

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News Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

App helps military families chart ‘life path’ The National Military Family Association launched a new app to answer questions and help military families find support as they navigate deployments, education, retirement and other major life events. The app, free and available for iPhone and Android, is called MyMilitaryLife. So far, only three “life paths” are…

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

SKIES to offer new classes for youth Beginning this month, Child, Youth and School Services’ SKIESUnlimited Program will offer several new classes, including college/high school prep writing; computer; gymnastics; musical theatre; piano lessons; drama; cooking; karate, tae kwon do; arts and crafts; and dance, including African style, hip hop, jazz/tap, ballet/tap, contemporary/lyrical, and dance technique…

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How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

Posted  November 1, 2012

Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives.

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Community Briefs – November 1, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

Cove closed for maintenance The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, The Cove, is closed for maintenance to Nov. 26. Annually, The Cove closes for two weeks for general maintenance. This year, more extensive maintenance is necessary. Maintenance includes: refurbishing the support beams and re-concreting portions of the deck; replacing the observation deck railings; and refurbishing the…

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Buena High School Marching Colts Band Hero award given to two Fort Huachuca workers

Posted  October 25, 2012

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, 18th Military Police Detachment sergeant; Fry Firefighter Steve McMurtrie; Sgt. Ken Foster, Cochise County deputy sheriff; Shelby Weller, manager of Casa De La Paz, Hospice, Sierra Vista Regional Health Center; Shawnee Carlile, Family Readiness Support Assistant,11th Signal Brigade; and Margaret and Rick Klein, school community Buena Performing Arts…

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Every Soldier to be ‘career ready’ to transition

Posted  October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON — Soldiers will soon get more help transitioning from the Army to civilian life. On Nov. 21, the Veterans Opportunity to Work, or VOW, to Hire Heroes Act requires every Soldier attend the Transition Training Program, according to Danny Pummill, Department of Veterans Affairs director of VA/Defense Department liaison, speaking to reporters at the…

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Fort Huachuca supports all in education

Posted  October 25, 2012

Fort Huachuca’s Army Education Center, located across from Barnes Field House, offers many programs and services to assist Soldiers, their Families and civilian personnel in their educational and career development, with Soldiers getting priority. A Joint Education Career Fair in honor of American Education Week will be held at Murr Community Center, Nov. 15, 10…

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CFC kicks off with higher 2012 goal

Posted  October 25, 2012

The Fort Huachuca Combined Federal Campaign kicked off with a breakfast last week, with guest speaker Brian Kish explaining the CFC focus and how it helps people all over the world. The campaign will run until Dec. 17. The CFC is the largest annual work-place charitable program. It combines a multitude of non-profit organizations, allowing…

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October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted  October 25, 2012

October is National Depression Awareness Month for the Army, and the 2012 theme is “Redefining Strength – Get Screened, Seek Care.” Oct. 11 was “National Depression Screening Day” and was recognized across the United States. Education was spread on the signs and symptoms of depression. Free behavioral health screenings were available as well. Clinical depression…

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