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CSA makes first visit here, highlights unique capabilities

Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with 111th Military Intelligence Brigade leadership during his visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Dec. 9, 2014. Fort Huachuca leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post Monday and…

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Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

City of Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller, city officials, senior leaders from Fort Huachuca and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart stand before the sign designating Sierra Vista a Purple Heart City. The project was initiated by the Sierra Vista Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Sierra…

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Fort Huachuca Soldiers, Families receive free trees

Maci Hidalgo The Blair Family searches for the perfect tree during Trees for Troops® at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Dec. 5. The earlier each Family showed up at the event, the more trees they were able to choose from. Soldiers and Family members of Fort Huachuca lined up to receive their free Christmas tree…

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Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

Ray Ragan A tester with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) runs a Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) through a bench test before moving the radio for an open-air developmental test at Fort Huachuca on Sept. 23. MNVR is a next-generation radio system designed to bridge both data and voice communications from brigade and…

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Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel on Monday. If…


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Guard Muster brings Arizona NG together

Posted  December 12, 2014

Staff Sgt. Brian Barbour Arizona National Guard Soldiers from the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade stand in formation on the field at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, Dec. 7, 2014 in Tempe, Ariz. The formation, which was part of the Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo, was the first time in over a century…

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Report shows Army making progress in SHARP efforts

Posted  December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON — Army efforts to change command climate and increase training have resulted in a decrease in sexual assaults as well as an increase in reporting of these crimes, a recently released report shows. “The Army still has the prevention of sexual assault as its number-one priority,” said Dr. Christine Altendorf, director of the Army…

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Fort hosts blood drive for Service members

Posted  December 12, 2014

Pfc. Andreas Bell, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, has his vitals taken by Spc. Adrian Rodriquez with the Blood Donor Center at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, before giving blood during the Blood Drive at Eifler Fitness Center on Fort Huachuca Tuesday. The blood drive in support of the Armed Services Blood Program…

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News Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

NCO Academy is “Institute of Excellence” The Training and Doctrine Command’s Commanding General, Gen. David Perkins, awarded the Military Intelligence Noncommissioned Officers Academy an Accreditation rating of “Institute of Excellence” Nov. 14 following the visit from TRADOC Quality Assurance Office personnel in August. The Military Intelligence NCO Academy received the Institute of Excellence rating for…

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Fort holds tree lighting ceremony in spirit of holiday season

Posted  December 12, 2014

Despite the chilly weather, Families and children formed a long line outside of the heated tent where Santa sat to visit with them and have their photos taken on Brown Parade Field Dec. 4.   Family and community members were able to warm up in the heated food and beverage tent before and after the…

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Community Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Students share their creative side Nancy Murphy Students at General Myer Elementary School participate in an Art Adventures Club activity at the school Dec. 2. The new club meets weekly and gives students extra time for collaboration and creativity. In addition to working on art projects, the club also donated two trees to this year’s…

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Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

Posted  December 5, 2014

Ray Ragan A tester with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) runs a Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) through a bench test before moving the radio for an open-air developmental test at Fort Huachuca on Sept. 23. MNVR is a next-generation radio system designed to bridge both data and voice communications from brigade and…

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Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

Posted  December 5, 2014

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine. The Army’s Doctrine 2015 initiative aims to restructure and develop doctrine that is current and relevant, according to Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr.,…

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Career Skills Program affords ETSing Soldiers employment potential

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Veteran’s Opportunity to Work, VOW Act of 2011, made significant changes to transition procedures for separating Service members. The Army’s Soldier Life Cycle is the last portion of the VOW Act to be implemented. Beginning in fiscal year 15, the Soldier Life Cycle (Start Strong-Serve Strong-Remain Strong-Reintegrate Strong) begins. As part of the Reintegrate…

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Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

Posted  December 5, 2014

Before a packed audience in Cochise Theater Tuesday, a senior Army Civilian listened to community leaders and members as they voiced their concerns about impacts on Fort Huachuca if additional cuts to the force were needed if the Army is required to make cuts beyond the end-strength announced in last year’s Programmatic Environmental Assessment. During…

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