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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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News Briefs – February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Tax Center education refund form update Although there have been concerns about changes in credits and deductions during the 2012 tax filing season, most credits that benefit Soldiers are still in place. For taxpayers working on their first four-year undergraduate degree, the American Opportunity Credit has been extended, and taxpayers can receive up to a…

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FMWR Briefs – February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Murr to host Texas Hold’em Murr Community Center will host Texas Hold’em the last Saturday of each month starting at 6 p.m., beginning tomorrow. Admission is free, but players must be 18 or older to attend. Enjoy a pay-as-you-go beer bar, and win prizes. For more information, call 533.2404. Don’t miss ‘old skool night’ at…

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Cochise County high schools go head-to-head in culinary arts cook-off

Posted  February 22, 2013

The second annual Culinary Arts Cook-Off, sponsored by Cochise College, was held on Wednesday at the Fort Huachuca Education Center Annex and included seven Cochise County high school teams.

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Community Briefs – February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Public tax assistance available Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, sites are available for free tax preparation and electronic filing, offer Internal Revenue Service certified tax preparers, asset development and savings products and services. Sites are available at Cochise County Workforce Development and Goodwill Industries. Those with household incomes under $57,000 can file federal and…

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Forty companies to take part in FH technology expo Wednesday

Posted  February 22, 2013

The annual Fort Huachuca technology expo will showcase cyber security, video teleconferencing, encryption technology and more on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, here. The free event will have 40 companies on hand providing live demonstrations in the latest technology from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “It’s a great buffet of technology … we…

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National Prayer Breakfast helps reaffirm faith

Posted  February 15, 2013

Traditions are something most people treasure. Some of them help keep Americans grounded and in touch with the ideals upon which the United States was formed. With the nation currently dealing with various crises at home and abroad, following traditions and a higher spiritual awareness seem more important to many people. Not even inclement weather…

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At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation and the March on Washington

Posted  February 15, 2013

This year, we will commemorate the anniversary of two important events that changed the course of this Nation. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation set the United States on the path of ending slavery. A century later, on August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans of every creed, color and background marched in…

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Presidents Day safety message

Posted  February 15, 2013

Originally, two days in February were set aside to recognize the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their birthdays were celebrated on February 22 and 12, respectively. Eventually, the holidays were consolidated and this holiday was marked as an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of our commanders-in-chief, both past…

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Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

Posted  February 15, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bridgwater Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce Feb. 7, at Jacob’s Theater on Fort Eustis, Va. Cone told the standing-room only crowd of civilians and supervisors who work in the command’s…

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Sierra Vista residents warn of payday loan scam

Posted  February 15, 2013

Since Feb. 4, several Sierra Vista residents have received phone calls from persons claiming to be from a payday loan company threatening the residents that if they did not pay on a delinquent loan, a warrant would be issued for their arrest. Unfortunately, one resident who feared jail time, fell victim to the scam and…

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