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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 8, 2012

General Myer Elementary School The General Myer Library recently finished their annual Spring Book Fair. Ms. Hamric and Mrs. Ferris hosted a Book Fair Luau Family Night Event on Feb. 23, and the school staff gives a special ‘thank you’ to the choir and band for performing. The staff thanks all students and parents for…

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Read Across America Day at General Myer Elementary School
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Students hear stories, more on Friday

Posted  March 8, 2012

Friday was Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It was also the National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day,” a day when thousands of guest readers go into schools across the United States and read to students, mainly from Dr. Suess’s books. Many scholars consider Suess’s cadence and rhymes…

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Civil War comes to Southwest this weekend

Posted  March 8, 2012

B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) will stop representing the Indian Wars in 1885 and will instead represent part of the Union cavalry that battled the Confederacy for control of the southwest in 1861. The annual Civil War in the Southwest event, hosted by the Picacho Peak State Park…

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Posted  March 8, 2012

TMAC will host bridal show Thunder Mountain Activity Centre will host the 2012 Bridal Show Saturday, 1 ““ 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to see the hottest ideas, vendors and more. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature fashion shows from Dillard’s and Judy’s Western Wares. Free finger foods and…

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News Briefs

Posted  March 8, 2012

Election year guidance tools offered Members of the military and Department of Defense civilians must adhere to certain rules involving political elections. Both are available online. View a video, “Election 2012 – Know the Facts,” an episode of “60 Second Army Now,” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwkgjvZElKI&feature=g-all-u&context=G2ea7f57F. View “DOs and Dont’s” at: http://armylive.dodlive.mil/index.php/2012/01/know-the-facts-election-2012/.   Fire prevention training online…

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ACS offers special programs, more

Posted  March 8, 2012

Spouses to tour Fort Huachuca Army Community Service is sponsoring a military spouse van tour of Fort Huachuca to familiarize spouses with what is available on the installation. Breakfast will be at ACS on Mar. 29, at 8:30 a.m., and the van tour will take place at 9:30 a.m. ACS is providing child care…

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At The Movies March 22-25, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Showing at the Cochise Theater for the next week are:   Thursday ““ Closed   Friday ““ 7 p.m. The Mysterious Island (PG)   Saturday ““ 7 p.m.  Safe House (R)   Sunday ““ 2 p.m. The Mysterious Island (PG)

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Community Briefs March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Hike Fort Bowie Fort Bowie commemorates its 150th Anniversary in 2012 and in observation of this historic occasion, they offer guided hikes that will focus on the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the Fort, to include the Bascom Affair and the Battle of Apache Pass. The walking distance is approximately 3…

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Chalk Talk March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

General Myer School Mrs. Johnston’s third grade class is tackling two- and three- digit division and multiplication and doing an awesome job!! In science they are learning about technology and how it helps scientists. The class won a pizza party for bringing in the most phone books (as part of a city-wide schools contest for…

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Wounded warrior receives new home

Posted  March 22, 2012

STATESBORO, Ga. “” An escort fit for a hero, conducted by a motorcade of police vehicles with blaring sirens and flashing lights and flag-bearing motorcycles, escorted Georgia National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Scott Millican, and the specially adapted truck he was driving, to the front of his new home. Retired…

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