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USAEPG responds to Army radio test needs

The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, USAEPG, recently completed a vendor qualification event for a new Army radio system.

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HT-JCOE commanders change during June 19 ceremony

More than 75 people were in attendance as outgoing Commander Col. John Boucher, Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence, passed the command responsibility on to incoming Commander Col. Travis Phillips, during their change of command ceremony on Brown Parade Field June 19.

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Sponsors sought for international military officers

The 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, International Military Student Office is actively seeking sponsors for the Community Friends Program — a hospitality program intended to provide international military officers the opportunity to become acquainted with the American lifestyle.

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111th MI Bde. Soldier, Platoon Sergeant of Year selected, will continue on to TRADOC competition

After four rigorous days of nonstop competition, the 111TH Military Intelligence Brigade and U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Soldier and Platoon Sergeant of the Year have been selected.

Tanja Linton Events

Flyover, fireworks highlight Fourth of July festivities

Those staying in town for the Fourth of July holiday can look forward to a smorgasbord of local activities, including the annual fireworks show and the return of an F-16 flyover.


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Thunderbird cooks compete for Connelly Field Competition honors

Posted  March 29, 2013

Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade construct the flooring for a wash stand in the field for the Connelly Field Competition Monday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca. The competition tests cooks on their abilities to prepare meals in the field or in a deployed environment. The team of cooks has a chance to represent…

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Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

Posted  March 29, 2013

photos by Gabrielle Kuholski A male Anna’s hummingbird perches on a volunteer’s hand before flying away. Hummingbirds get that iridescent color from a melanin pigment. It is in the feather platelets that include air bubbles, which act like prisms giving off that metallic look to the feathers. Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital…

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News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

AER campaign going strong As of March 22, 391 people have contributed to the Army Emergency Relief program, and Soldiers are helping Soldiers. The campaign has reached $50,816.01. Arizona retirees continue to generously donate. Retiree contributions have reached $18,619. There is still time to donate – the campaign runs through May 15, and donations can…

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Local Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

Don’t miss ‘Old Skool Night’ at TMAC Everyone is invited to “Old Skool Night” Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Come dance the night away to DJ music from the 80s, 90s and today. The $5 cover charge will include free finger foods. A pay-as-you-go bar will be available. For more…

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Keeping age out of the ring – Soldier perseveres as female boxer

Posted  March 29, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. April Moreland steps into the ring with Staff Sgt. Quentin McCoy, coach. Moreland practices hitting the mitts McCoy is wearing. Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29….

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Community Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

FHCSC to hold golf scramble The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club will hold a golf scramble, April 6, at the Mountain View Golf Course at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Wilcox Drive. Registration deadline is today. The $65 fee per golfer includes a cart for two, lunch, hospitality bag, unlimited driving range and…

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Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on civilian employee furlough notices

Posted  March 22, 2013

The Department of Defense has decided to delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for approximately two weeks. This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department’s resources. We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough…

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Sequester furloughs — what it means to IMCOM workforce

Posted  March 22, 2013

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Army civilian personnel are bracing for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Approximately 251,000 Department of the Army civilians have been or will be notified soon if they will be furloughed up to 22 days starting in April. In order to meet national security responsibilities,…

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Army Career and Alumni program continues to serve transitioning Soldiers

Posted  March 22, 2013

If you aren’t a Soldier leaving the military or a veteran seeking a career change, please find one and tell him or her my story. The Army Career and Alumni Program works, and I am proof. ACAP opened the door to my second career. I retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years in September…

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on 10-year anniversary of Iraq War

Posted  March 22, 2013

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. While that conflict has been brought to an end, we must never lose sight of the tremendous sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform made during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Every one of the more than one million…

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