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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

Command History Office photos Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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New program aims to better help troops transition to civilian life

Posted  August 23, 2012

The Defense Department is conducting pilot classes of a new program designed to better prepare service members transitioning out of the military to civilian life....

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Local

Fort to conduct installation protection exercise next week

Posted  August 23, 2012

Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual installation protection exercise Apache Warrior 12 on Tuesday and Wednesday. AW 12 is a full-scale exercise that tests real response actions by emergency first responders. “The exercise will last for 30 continuous hours and will start on the morning of [August 28] … and will test the installation’s emergency…

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Inputs into Army exercises increase command awareness of cyber threat

Posted  August 23, 2012

Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, commander of ARCYBER, spoke Aug. 16, 2012, at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore. BALTIMORE — An increased focus on training and leader development can help commanders at all levels better understand the threat to America posed by adversaries in the cyber domain,…

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Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

Posted  August 23, 2012

ADELPHI, Md. — As the nation looks for ways to double the speed and reduce the cost of new advanced materials, recent advances have brought it closer to realizing this ability than ever before. The Army’s already robust materials science research has expanded to include a new $120 million investment in basic research over 10…

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Health & Safety

UXOs are potential hidden hazard

Posted  August 23, 2012

Army safety officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordinance and about off-limits areas on their installation. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly — a “dud.” For some children, the lure of unexploded ordnance is difficult to…

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Health & Safety

WNV symptoms, FH precautionary measures explained

Posted  August 23, 2012

West Nile Virus is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of a female mosquito. Nationwide WNV has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history

Posted  August 23, 2012

Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge appointed by Gen. Washington Aug. 25 1778: In 1776, Benjamin Tallmadge followed his friend and Yale classmate, Nathan Hale, into military service and quickly became a close advisor to Gen. George Washington, who asked Tallmadge to assist in the gathering of intelligence on Long Island in August 1778. Maj. Tallmadge established a…

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Veterans

Commissary sales, TRICARE tests announced

Posted  August 23, 2012

Commissary announces upcoming sales, new services The Fort Huachuca Commissary’s popular “Seafood Road Show” will be held from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, and its semi-annual caselot sale from Sept. 28 – 30 inside the building during normal business hours, In October, the Defense Commissary Agency begins its “DECA Rewards Card” program, allowing Commissary patrons…

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FH alcohol offenses on the decline

Posted  August 23, 2012

Heading into the fourth quarter, the Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, staff has been reviewing the high risk behavior data for the current year. Currently there has been a steady decline over each quarter with detection of alcohol offenses amongst Soldiers. For the first through third quarter there have been 24, 19, and 16…

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News Briefs – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

City Council early ballots deadline Three Sierra Vista City Council positions are on this year’s ballot. Registered City voters will have an opportunity to select from six candidates vying for three council seats. Candidates receiving more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary election will be automatically elected. Residents who vote early must…

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