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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…

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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Health & Safety

Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

Posted  July 11, 2014

Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Public Health Sugar is being called “the new tobacco.” Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Army dentists have been fighting on the front lines against sugar for decades. Despite…

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CSA sends message on motorcycle safety

Posted  July 11, 2014

Leaders, I know you all take safety very seriously. However, as of June 27, we have had a substantial rise in fatal motorcycle accidents over the preceding 90 days. Both the VCSA and leadership at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center have released messages within the past month highlighting the issue, yet losses continue to…

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JITC celebrates 25 years of interoperability on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 11, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Debra Depew, the longest serving JITC employee; Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, JITC senior enlisted leader; Glenwood Bradley, JITC’s first commander from February 1988 to February 1995; Col. Doug Orsi, commander, JITC; and Marlowe Harris, the newest member of the JITC team, cut a ceremonial cake to aid in the 25th birthday…

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Community Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Carr House program features hummingbirds Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Carr House, with “Hummingbirds: More than Just Eye Candy.” Sheri Williamson, director, Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, will describe “singing” feathers, streamlined genomes, and continent-spanning migrations. These are some of the latest mind-boggling discoveries that…

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NCO Academy promotes camaraderie, hosts 3-mile run

Posted  July 18, 2014

Staff Sgt. Ashley Wilson, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, sets up water stations for Soldiers participating in a 3-mile run Friday. Soldiers started and ended the run at Brock Field.   Command Sgt. Maj. Bret Wiegmann, Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant, gives a post pep talk to around 300 NCOA Soldiers Friday on Brock Field. Wiegmann was pleased…

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FMWR Briefs – July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

9/11 memorial fundraiser We all remember where we were on September 11th 2001. Now the City, Fire Department, and Elks Lodge of Sierra Vista are joining together to build a beautiful and lasting 911 memorial at Station 363. Join us July 26th from 3 to 8 p.m. for a great fundraiser and dinner of Ribeye…

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News Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Range closures announced Today: B,C,D,K,L,P,R,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Saturday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Sunday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,W1,V1,Z Monday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,V1,Z Tuesday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Wednesday: A,B,J,N,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Thursday: A,B,J,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 520.533.1014, or the Military Police Desk, 520.533.3000. AAFES seeks ‘Most Patriotic Dog’ To continue celebrating patriotism in July, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will…

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Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 18, 2014

Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca at the Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field.

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Students perform in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s ‘Treasure Island’

Posted  July 18, 2014

Fifty-seven children took to the stage July 7-Saturday as they participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” in the Colonel Johnston Elementary auditorium.

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Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

Posted  July 18, 2014

Maj. Rohan McLean, left, with Mission Command Battle Lab, and other class participants listen to tips from SCORE volunteer Ken Harris as he leads a session of the Army Career and Alumni Program entrepreneurial workshop, Boots to Business, May 29, 2013, at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Resiliency Center. Kansas City SCORE is comprised of mentors,…

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