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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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SHARP

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, known as SHARP, exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual harassment by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. Additionally, we strive to: Reduce…

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Keep Fort Huachuca’s housing community beautiful

Posted  April 5, 2013

Photo by Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Mountain Vista Communities and the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office encourages residents to pick up The Fort Huachuca Scout newspaper delivered to post housing each Friday to find out what’s going on in their community and to keep the neighborhoods clean. Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, takes pride in…

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Buena High School robotics team wins regional competition, advances to nationals

Posted  April 5, 2013

Photo courtesy of Sierra Vista Unified School District The Buena NERDS are pictured above with their prize winning robot and their club sponsor, Buena teacher Eric Suchodolski, and team mentor Jim Forbes. Forbes is a retired engineer who volunteers his time to teach and mentor the team. The word NERDS brings on a different meaning…

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Public Notice

Posted  April 5, 2013

Recently there has been an increase in unauthorized and improper dumping in Fort Huachuca post dumpsters. Soldiers/Civilians who reside in on- or off-post quarters are not authorized to use post dumpsters for home personal trash. Fort Huachuca employees are authorized to use any dumpsters on post if the dumpster closest to their office is full,…

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RWBAHC Allergy Clinic offers a variety of services

Posted  April 5, 2013

Photo courtesy RWBAHC The RWBAHC Allergy/Immunization clinic offers procedures as follows: skin testing for foods, environmental allergens, bee and fire ant stings, immunotherapy (allergy shots), pulmonary function testing, and broncho-dialator nebulization treatments. The Allergy Clinic at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center offers a wide range of services and strives to provide the highest quality…

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Legal Assistance Office assists with powers of attorney

Posted  April 5, 2013

One of the most popular services the Fort Huachuca Legal Assistance Office provides is preparing powers of attorney. There are various types of powers of attorney service members may need during their time in the armed forces. Each power of attorney has a specific purpose and provides for a specific authority for your agent. General…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

The business of solving codes and ciphers had been an active field in the U.S. government since World War I when Ralph Van Deman realized he needed a cipher bureau as part of his newly organized Military Intelligence Division.

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NCO Academy gets new PT field, modern fitness equipment

Posted  April 5, 2013

Construction on a new Physical Readiness Training field located on the north side of the Noncommissioned Officers Academy, or NCOA, parking area is in full swing and will give noncommissioned officers a fitness field incorporating the latest in Army training.

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Female Soldiers set sights on special operations

Posted  April 5, 2013

One might hear a casual debate at their workplace or favorite restaurant about women’s capabilities to perform outside the security of an operating base. While the discussion is popular, it seems unlikely one would hear it debated around members of a U.S. Army Cultural Support Team.

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News Briefs – April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

RWBAHC seeks LPNs Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center currently has openings for LPNs in its primary care clinics. Salary range 39K – 47K. Benefits include 10 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, cost-shared health, dental & vision plans, life insurance, the Federal Employed Retirement Program and the Thrift Savings Plan. Requirements include completion…

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