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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…


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MVC residents’ generosity earns block party

Posted  May 24, 2013

Earlier this month, Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, hosted a free block party for residents living in the Miles Manor 2 and 3 communities as a reward for contributing the most food to the MVC annual food drive that supports the Fort Huachuca Food Locker.

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Community Briefs May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

VFW hosts taco dinner tonight The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9972, will host a taco dinner from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The meal includes tacos, rice and beans. Live entertainment follows. Cost is $8 per person. The dinner is open to members, guests and…

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Cats came calling on Right Arm Night

Posted  May 24, 2013

Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members enjoy the University of Arizona Wildcats Coaches’ Road Tour as a part of Right Arm Night on May 17 at Murr Community Center. RAN, typically held on Friday afternoons after work, included U of A-themed contests and prizes this month.   Air Force Master Sgt. Kirk Kolodziej, Joint Interoperability…

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DoD

Eleven-day FY 13 furlough to begin July 8

Posted  May 17, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released Tuesday a memorandum to the Department of Defense on civilian furloughs. The memo directs defense managers to prepare to furlough most Department of Defense, or DoD, civilians for up to 11 days. (Hagel’s message on civilian furloughs appears on page 2 of today’s “Fort Huachuca Scout.”) Major budgetary shortfalls…

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NETCOM commanding general reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

Posted  May 17, 2013

Courtesy Photo Commanding General Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command, recognizes Soldiers and civilians for their support to the command May 7 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lynn presented them with his commander’s coin of excellence. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn…

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Message to all Department of Defense personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on civilian furloughs

Posted  May 17, 2013

“As you are fully aware, the Department of Defense is facing a historic shortfall in our budget for the current fiscal year. This is the result of current law that went into effect March 1. It imposes deep across-the-board cuts on DoD and other federal agencies. Combined with higher than expected wartime operating costs, we…

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Army supports president’s request for 2015 BRAC round

Posted  May 17, 2013

Senate Appropriations Committee The Army needs another round of Base Realignment and Closure, said Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, speaking Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies. WASHINGTON – As the Army cuts the number of Soldiers in its…

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Health & Safety

Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – Amid a spate of allegations of criminal behavior by military recruiters and service members involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults and help that crime’s victims, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. In…

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Local

Be aware of debt collection scam alert

Posted  May 17, 2013

The Sierra Vista Police Department has received reports of scammers calling local residents threatening arrest for a delinquent debt. While some collection agencies operate within the law, debt collection scams are on the rise. In Arizona, no arrest warrant will be issued for private debt. Those threatened with arrest are being scammed. Do not provide…

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Salutes & Awards

Colonel ends nearly three decades of service

Posted  May 17, 2013

Maranda Flynn From left, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Col. Michael Popovich, Fort Huachuca Training and Doctrine Command, capability manager for Intelligence Sensors; and his wife Robin stand by as the Legion of Merit is presented to Popovich in honor of his 27 years of dedicated…

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