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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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Community Briefs – March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

Toga square dance party Today is the Ides of March, and the Thunder Mountain Twirlers will hold a Toga Party Square Dance! Togas are encouraged, but not required. Mainstream dancing takes place from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with a plus-tip and rounds at the end of the evening. Cost, which includes snacks, is $4 for…

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Annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Posted  March 8, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold, 11th Signal Bde. As with challenges posed during Army physical training, emergencies which crop up in day-to-day life can create obstacles for Soldiers when unexpected events such as car repairs create a financial hardship. Through Army Community Service, Soldiers can obtain Army Emergency Relief grants or loans to help them through…

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To the Soldiers, Civilians and Leaders of the U.S. Army

Posted  March 8, 2013

As you are aware, sequestration went into effect on Friday, March 1st. Over the past several years, we have faced a lack of predictability and flexibility in our budget cycle and a series of cuts. This fiscal year alone, we face the potential of at least an $18 billion dollar shortfall in our Operations and…

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Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

Posted  March 8, 2013

March 1, 2013 Since 1942 Army Emergency Relief has been an integral part of Army life, providing no-interest loans and grants to Soldiers and their Families for many different categories of financial assistance, including emergency needs, children and spouse scholarships, and grants to widows and Wounded Warriors. This year’s campaign theme, “Supporting Soldiers and their…

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Transcom chief: Sequester won’t affect Afghan drawdown

Posted  March 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — The chief of U.S Transportation Command told Congress Tuesday that cuts in defense spending triggered by the budget sequester should not have an impact on the withdrawal of U.S. troops and materiel from Afghanistan, but may have other “unintended” consequences. Air Force Gen. William Fraser III told members of the House Armed Services…

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CID Warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

Posted  March 8, 2013

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning both the Army community and the public about a new internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials. Cyber-criminals are attempting to impersonate members of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command via email, stating that they are…

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Final Black History celebration closes out month

Posted  March 8, 2013

Sgt. Robert England, 11th Signal Bde. Soldiers from 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, showcase their dance moves during the 40th ESB Black History Month Observance Feb. 28 at the Network Enterprise Technology Command auditorium here. The observance focused on equality and freedom, highlighting the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

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GED test to revamp in 2014

Posted  March 8, 2013

In January 2014, the current GED test will be replaced in Arizona, meaning students who started their testing under the current series of tests will need to pass all five parts before the end of this fall, or start completely over in 2014. The General Education Development tests offer those who did not finish high…

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Now’s an appropriate time to return library materials

Posted  March 8, 2013

Polonius is a fictional character, councilor to King Claudius and the father of Ophelia and Laertes in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet.” Fortunately for millions of library users, libraries ignore Polonius’ advice to be neither a borrower nor a lender. The Sierra Vista Public Library alone circulates 319,000 items annually. Most of those items are returned….

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

American military aviation takes off with 1st Aero Squadron Courtesy Photo Men and machines of the 1st Aero Squadron on duty in Mexico during the 1916 Punitive Expedition. On March 9, 1916, Mexican Revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his followers known as “Villistas,” raided the town of Columbus, N.M., triggering a chain of events that…

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