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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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Health & Safety

Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

Posted  April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – A “David-and-Goliath” scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drug maker’s decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, commander of Fort Bliss,…

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Army scientists scout new energy solutions for battlefield

Posted  April 26, 2013

What if scientists and engineers could scavenge energy for Warfighters, like bottom feeders scavenge in the ocean?

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Events

News Briefs – April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Range closures announced Today: B, C, D, F, I, K, L, R, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3 Saturday: F, I, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3 Sunday: F, I, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Monday: F, I, P, Q, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Tuesday: F, I, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3 Wednesday:…

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FMWR Briefs – April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Don’t miss live theater at Murr CC Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present the stage and screen classic “Arsenic and Old Lace,” on stage live at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for 7 p.m. today and Saturday. A matinee will be presented at 2 p.m….

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Community Briefs April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Have a community brief? If you have a community brief for The Scout, our submission process has changed. Please send your information to Angela Camara, public affairs officer, at angela.l.camara.civ@mail.mil. Synthetic drugs outlawed On April 3, Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law HB 2327, which identifies the “backbones” or based components for synthetic drugs. The…

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Local

Buena hosts mock prom crash, safety program

Posted  April 26, 2013

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – Saturday night will mark what can be the most exciting night of many students’ high school years: Prom. While it is important for students to have a memorable night, the Buena High School administration of the Sierra Vista Unified School District hopes the memories will be good. In order to help…

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Soldier Show dress rehearsal inspires youth

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fort Sam Houston and area youth witnessed preparations at final dress rehearsal of the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

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Local

NETCOM builds resilience, improves leadership skills

Posted  April 19, 2013

More than 30 senior staff members from the Network Enterprise Technology Command participated in several activities April 12, led by master resilience trainers brought in from Fort Gordon, Ga.

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DoD

Hagel eliminates ‘Distinguished Warfare Medal’

Posted  April 19, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, DoD officials announced, April 15.

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Commentary

Good parents think, act like good NCOs

Posted  April 19, 2013

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The first line of defense against child abuse certainly lies with parents – those who are most often the abusers. Let me make a disclaimer right at the start: I am not an expert on child rearing. But I am a dad. And with the parenting thing almost at…

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