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Stephanie Caffall 
Staff Writer Local

Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

Natalie Lakosil
Staff Writer Local

304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

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Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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Events

Community Briefs – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

Audition for play The Illegitimate Theater Company, Inc. will conduct auditions for their upcoming spring production of Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Auditions will be held at Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Coop on Monday at 6 p.m. Men and women 20 – 65 are needed along with anyone wanting to understudy any of the…

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Chalk Talk – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Physical education teacher and coach, Mr. Vaznonis, is proud to announce that the students who participate in the voluntary Myer School Running Club have achieved over 3,000 miles. These students have run the equivalent of crossing the United States and are now on their way back. Congratulations to the students and…

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Tax Assistance Center officer goes above, beyond, earns service member $100K tax refund

Posted  February 2, 2013

Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, presents Capt. Kyle Dietrich, trial counsel, Fort Huachuca Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, with an Army Achievement Medal at the opening ceremony of the tax center on Monday. The captain gained a service member $100,000 from the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 after the individual questioned a…

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FH Tax Assistance Center opens its doors

Posted  February 1, 2013

Maranda Flynn From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Daigle. garrison command sergeant major; Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander; and Capt. Jarom Ricks cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the tax center located here on Fort Huachuca. The tax center is open to active duty and retired military and their Families. The…

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Health & Safety

Cyber security — more important than ever before

Posted  February 1, 2013

It was long after the hour of darkness and everyone had left the building for the day. Ever so slowly, the door leading onto the main hall swung open, and, after glancing furtively up and down the corridor, a man dressed in janitor cleaning attire slid out. Hesitantly, he pushed his cart to an office…

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Local

When in doubt, call 911

Posted  February 1, 2013

SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department has recently received calls from residents regarding medical issues or possible criminal activities. In these cases the residents did not feel it was a “life or death” emergency and waited until normal business hours to call the police. Some of these calls were emergencies and the callers…

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Army

Installations remain Army Strong

Posted  February 1, 2013

SAN ANTONIO — Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields from firefighters to child-care workers, Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, announced Wednesday. Earlier this week, Headquarters, Department of the Army provided guidance regarding a department-wide hiring freeze and release of term and temporary civilian personnel….

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the Month

Posted  February 1, 2013

Civilian of the Month: Carolyn Dawson Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Electronics Engineer. Performs installation, evaluation and testing of baseband systems while leading other testers and installers. How long at current assignment: 17 years, Since 1995 How long in government service: 17 years, Since 1995 Residence: Hereford, AZ Family: Husband,…

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Salutes & Awards

ACS volunteer named FH Military Spouse of Year

Posted  February 1, 2013

Maisha Aulbach Jennifer Rickert (right) discusses the Resilient Spouse Academy with military spouse Missy Thornton at Army Community Service Thursday. Rickert was selected by “Military Spouse Magazine” as Fort Huachuca’s Spouse of the Year for 2013. It is the first time a spouse on the installation has been selected to receive this honor. For the…

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