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USAEPG responds to Army radio test needs

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, USAEPG, recently completed a vendor qualification event for a new Army radio system.

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HT-JCOE commanders change during June 19 ceremony

More than 75 people were in attendance as outgoing Commander Col. John Boucher, Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence, passed the command responsibility on to incoming Commander Col. Travis Phillips, during their change of command ceremony on Brown Parade Field June 19.

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Sponsors sought for international military officers

The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, International Military Student Office is actively seeking sponsors for the Community Friends Program — a hospitality program intended to provide international military officers the opportunity to become acquainted with the American lifestyle.

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111th MI Bde. Soldier, Platoon Sergeant of Year selected, will continue on to TRADOC competition

After four rigorous days of nonstop competition, the 111TH Military Intelligence Brigade and U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Soldier and Platoon Sergeant of the Year have been selected.

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Flyover, fireworks highlight Fourth of July festivities

Those staying in town for the Fourth of July holiday can look forward to a smorgasbord of local activities, including the annual fireworks show and the return of an F-16 flyover.


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Fort Huachuca gravesite accountability mission almost complete

Posted  June 7, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Pfc. Christopher Kluber, Fort Huachuca Honor Guard, takes a picture of Lt. Col. James Rivero’s gravesite at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery May 14, as part of IMCOM Cemetery Operations which is creating an online database for all IMCOM cemeteries. Fort Huachuca joined efforts with the Installation Management Command Cemetery Operations team…

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News Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps turns 97 On June 3, 1916, an act of Congress established The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. On Monday, June 3, Fort Huachuca Veterinary Corps Soldiers carry on an Army tradition through their mission of treating animals and conducting inspections. Here, Spc. Alicia Duncan, veterinary technician, prepares to draw blood from Natasha,…

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FMWR Briefs – June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is now open for the season. Hours are: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim only, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for open swim; and federal and training holidays, 9 – 11 a.m. for lap swim…

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Community Briefs June 7, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

Square dance announced The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net. Inexpensive books offered Friends of the Sierra…

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Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Veteran color guard members line up for the presentation of veterans organizations’ colors at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during the Memorial Day service on Monday. Sixteen different groups participated. Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the…

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CSA shares thoughts on sexual assault and sexual harassment

Posted  May 31, 2013

Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and…

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Commissary here plans for Tuesday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to…

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Firefighter training underway Small fires being lit on FH roadway corridor

Posted  May 31, 2013

The fire department is conducting wildland firefighting certification training through June 7. As part of the training, firefighters will ignite small spot fires along the grass corridor between Squire and Railroad Avenues. The vegetation is very low and between two barriers. The flame and smoke level will also be minimal. Each training session will last…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted  May 31, 2013

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  May 31, 2013

Nolan becomes Army’s first G2 (Intelligence) officer May 28, 1917 When Gen. John Pershing took command of the American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in June 1917, his entire combat force consisted of a small headquarters and a division of infantry troops, with no staff organization or intelligence assets. Seventeen months later, the AEF had grown…

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