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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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Army Cyber Command, Army Guard sign memorandum to integrate cyber protection team

Posted  June 13, 2014

Army Cyber Command, or ARCYBER, and Second Army and the Army National Guard, or ARNG, signed a memorandum of understanding June 5 that provides for an ARNG cyber protection team to align with Army Cyber Command and Second Army. The agreement is designed to integrate ARNG cyber, cyber enabling capabilities and capacity into full spectrum…

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OCONUS EFMP process explained, ACS shares news

Posted  June 13, 2014

EFMP overseas screening processes explained ACS personnel want to clarify the key players and their associated roles under the Army Exceptional Family Member Program. EFMP is composed of three components — ACS, medical and personnel. Each component plays an integral role to ensure program success. When a Soldier not enrolled in the EFMP receives an…

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FH theater to show free movies Saturday

Posted  June 13, 2014

See movies for free in Fort Huachuca’s recently renovated Cochise Theater Saturday during the Exchange’s Customer Appreciation Day and celebrate the Army’s 239th Birthday. “The Other Woman” rated PG-13, will be shown at 3 p.m. “Brick Mansions” rated PG-13 and starring Paul Walker, will be screened at 6 p.m. “The Quiet Ones” rated PG-13, will…

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Presidential executive orders to help service members with student loans

Posted  June 13, 2014

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that will automatically apply a six percent interest rate cap to eligible federal student loan borrowers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, SCRA, without the need for additional paperwork. In October 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published The Next Front, a report that identified troubling trends…

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Health & Safety

Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

Posted  June 13, 2014

Tanja Linton In an effort to prevent future fires, such as the June 2011 Monument Fire that burned more than 30,000 acres, Fort Huachuca fire officials have increased the fire restriction to ‘very high’ as of June 5. In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort…

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Energy conservation Garrison commander asks everyone to keep use, costs down

Posted  June 13, 2014

Team, I need your assistance over the next few weeks. Our recent energy demand has skyrocketed with the increased temperatures. In the last few days, we’ve averaged over 20 megawatts with a high reading of 21.15 megawatts on June 4 at 3 p.m. We are dangerously close to crossing into “peak demand” energy rates which…

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Army celebrates 239th Birthday — ‘America’s Army: Our Profession’

Posted  June 13, 2014

Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson and President of the National Defense University Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, along with the youngest Soldier present at the ceremony, cut an Army Birthday cake during a celebration commemorating the Army’s 239th birthday. The event was held in the Roosevelt Hall Rotunda, at the…

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Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

Posted  June 13, 2014

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley A female bear watches wildlife officials from a tree on Fort Huachuca June 6. A Civilian worker sighted it and two cubs on Christy Avenue while on his way to work that morning. What started off as a typical morning for Fort Huachuca personnel quickly changed when a…

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Events

Community Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Swim, square dance at pool party The Thunder Mountain Twirlers square dance group is having its annual pool party today at the Mission Shadows Community Pool. The gate opens at 5 p.m., so bring food and drink (no glass around the pool) and swim and socialize until the dance starts at 7. Mike Smithers will…

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Commissaries, exchanges, FMWR partner for Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Defense Commissary Agency has launched the Healthy Lifestyle Festival June 6 through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide, including Fort Huachuca. This inaugural event will allow patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at exchanges and fitness events hosted by installation morale, welfare and recreation activities….

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