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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

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…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

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…

Command History Office photos Army

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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FMWR Briefs – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

‘Bikes & Bands’ returns Sunday FMWR and Sierra Cycles invite everyone to “party in the street” when they present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Hatfield Street, between Irwin and Bissel on Fort Huachuca. “Brigade FMX World Wide Extreme Motorsports,” and a local rock band, will perform. Food…

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Apache Flats RV Park a haven for wanderers

Posted  October 11, 2012

It does not take an actual house on the installation to call Fort Huachuca “home.” At Apache Flats Recreational Vehicle Park, many patrons do just that whether it is for one night or 90 days, the stay limit.

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Chalk Talk – October 10, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

Colonel Smith Middle School Sixth graders at Colonel Smith Middle School have begun work on a core-curriculum project called “Food for Thought.” This project engages students in a variety of activities that look at life choices that impact their health. These activities help students learn about the science of health and nutrition and the mathematics…

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Community Briefs – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

FHCSC Annual Tour of Homes cancelled Due to renovations occurring in many of Fort Huachuca’s historical homes, the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club Tour of Homes will not take place this year. Learn more about SV history The Serra Vista Historical Society dedicated a 15th historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra…

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Health & Safety

Suicide prevention is key in Army

Posted  October 4, 2012

More then 6,000 Soldiers and Fort Huachuca personnel attended presentations on Sept. 27 to learn about suicide and prevention as part of the Army’s Suicide Stand-Down Day. On Fort Huachuca, three presentations took place simultaneously at three locations three times that day. As part of the Army’s September’s National Suicide Prevention month, Fort Huachuca’s Army…

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Columbus Day Safety Message

Posted  October 4, 2012

Preparing for a long holiday weekend is essential to the safety of our Soldiers and their Families. Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of our continent and has been a celebrated Federal Holiday since 1937. I encourage everyone to take some much deserved time off to enjoy and celebrate this time off with Family and friends….

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New transition assistance program set for November launch

Posted  October 4, 2012

WASHINGTON — Parts of a new transition assistance program were tested this summer and the revamped TAP will be ready to support departing service members in November, officials told lawmakers here Sept. 20. Leaders of an interagency team testified to the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on Economic Opportunity about the revamped TAP, which includes…

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Commissary Rewards Card now available to save customers cash

Posted  October 4, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency has launched a new electronic coupon system. The Commissary Rewards Card allows customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores; however traditional paper coupons will continue to be available to customers. “It’s a really good additional money savings on the commissary savings,” said Judy Mendez, store director,…

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Health & Safety

Money transfers can be risky business

Posted  October 4, 2012

“You’ve won a prize!” “I’m in a foreign country, and I need cash.” “We’re temporarily unable to accept credit cards.” “Your dream apartment is available immediately at an incredible price!” Scam artists use a number of elaborate schemes to get people’s money, and many involve money transfers through companies like Western Union and MoneyGram. According…

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Missouri National Guard trains on FH

Posted  October 4, 2012

Air Force personnel at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, or AATTC, at Fort Huachuca may not be your average installation patrons; they come to Fort Huachuca one week out of the month to train. For the remainder of the time, they are based out of Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in Saint Joseph, Mo….

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