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Stephanie Caffall 
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Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

Natalie Lakosil
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304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

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Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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White House announces Marine Medal of Honor recipient

Posted  May 23, 2014

The White House announced May 19 that Marine veteran Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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Army Air Force Exchange Service sets Memorial Day holiday hours

Posted  May 23, 2014

Launderette Always Open   Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Arizona Tile Crafters, Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop, Papito’s Puros Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Admin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 23, 2014

In May 1990, the Army announced that $129 million of planned construction would take place at Fort Huachuca, most of that being new buildings to accommodate the students, instructors and administrative personnel projected to transfer from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in connection with the Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, Act of 1988.

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Marines, Army compete, demonstrate teamwork, build morale

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Army’s platoon, the “Smokin’ Shadows” from Company A, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, conduct close order drill during a competition May 8 at the Applied Instruction Building at the Black Tower training site near Fort Huachuca’s West Gate. What started out as a friendly drill and ceremony competition between the Army students and their Marine counterparts,…

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General Myer School principal retires after 53 years in education

Posted  May 23, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Connie Johnson, General Myer Elementary principal, looks over what students are reading in the library. Johnson retired this year after 53 years in the education field — 45 of which were spent at General Myer Elementary School. As the academic school year ended for students this Thursday, Connie Johnson, General Myer Elementary principal,…

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Register cell, VoIP phones for emergency alerts

Posted  May 23, 2014

City and county residents can now register their cell and Voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP, phone numbers to receive information in case a local emergency situation arises. Register now at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov and click on the link on the home page. The City of Sierra Vista, the only area provider with Reverse 911 capabilities, has recently…

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B Troop ‘changes reins’ during ceremony on FH

Posted  May 23, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Hengst, B Troop – 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) incoming commander, gives his welcome remarks at the change of command ceremony May 16 on Brown Parade Field. The California native is a University of Arizona graduate and holds his current assignment on post as Joint Interoperability Test Command test action…

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Flag etiquette – Raise, lower American flag properly on Memorial Day

Posted  May 23, 2014

I have always felt that summer is, above all else, a patriotic season. In my mind, summer barbeques and pool parties are as purely American as “baseball and apple pie.” Within these coming months, Americans will honor Memorial Day, celebrate Independence Day, and remember the 70th Anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944) and the 151st…

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USAICoE & FH commanding general shares Memorial Day Safety Message

Posted  May 23, 2014

Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation. Throughout our Nation’s history, service men and women have selflessly defended our Nation’s freedom. Those who serve today continue to guard the freedoms and values that others have fought and…

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Post provides Safe Ride Program to prevent drunk driving

Posted  May 23, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Pvt. Colin Hare, Company A, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, and father Brian Hare enter a Transportation Express van to shuttle them back to the Soldier’s barracks. Not only does Transportation Express provide services for the Safe Ride Program, it also assists Soldiers without transportation on post. The Fort Huachuca Army Air…

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