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EPG celebrates 60 years, new small arc structure dedicated

Maranda Flynn From left, Rob Reiner, former Electronic Proving Ground technical director, Eddie Flores, EPG’s youngest employee, and Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, cut the cake during the EPG 60th Anniversary ceremony on Tuesday at the Intelligence Systems Integration Laboratory. More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the…

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IMCOM welcomes new commander

USAF Photo by Joel Martinez Army Lt. Gen. David Halverson, left, accepts the colors from Army Gen. John Campbell, center, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and assumes duties as commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management as outgoing IMCOM commander Lt. Gen. Mike…

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DoD salutes children during Military Child Month

Tanja Linton Two and 1/2 year old Avie views the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market from the arms of her dad, Capt. Jeremy Larson of Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, at Veterans’ Memorial Park April 3. This month, the Month of the Military Child, helps remind people of the sacrifices military children have to make…

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Electronic books playing bigger role in SVPL

Librarians are asked all the time whether they think print books will go away, and they always answer with a resounding, ‘No!’ The media loves to portray extremes, but the reality of the situation is that outliers always exist. In this case, there are people out there who only read books electronically, and a far…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Following the end of the conflict in Vietnam, the Army Intelligence field was facing a difficult time of introspection and dwindling resources, compounded by harsh criticism from a review panel ordered by the chief of staff.


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Air Force: Some Airmen will get retirement option

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced Tuesday. “We are aware that some Airmen received erroneous [temporary early retirement authority, or TERA] approvals and were…

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Fox challenges Marines, Navy to innovate

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox said Monday. “Whether sequestration returns or not, the reality is we’re…

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Student-to-student program helps FH school resolve conflicts

Posted  April 11, 2014

Fort Huachuca’s General Myer Elementary School has a unique way of settling conflicts between students, through peer mediation, the process in which students themselves act as mediators to facilitate resolving other students’ disputes at recess time.

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VA: Disability claims backlog drops by 44 percent

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims — a reduction of more than 267,000 — while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions being…

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FMWR Briefs – April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

Celebrate Military Child with FMWR Celebrate the “Month of the Military Child” tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be activities for the entire Family, including games, paintball, giveaways, information booths, horse lead-arounds, free lunch, popcorn, Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo and more. Youth can also register to win…

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News Briefs April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

Improve Soldier readiness by gaming Level up! Watch how military gaming provides a higher level of Soldier readiness at http://bit.ly/1dNBr3B, provided by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Training. ASAP seeks ASIST trainers Requests for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, ASIST, have outpaced resources available through the Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Program, and ASAP is…

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Air show coming to Davis-Monthan AFB this weekend

Posted  April 11, 2014

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the “Thunder and Lightning over Arizona — honoring the past, inspiring the future” air show and open house at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Saturday and Sunday.

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Circus returns to post after more than a decade

Posted  April 11, 2014

After last performing more than a decade ago on Fort Huachuca, the circus returns as Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or FMWR, presents the Carson & Barnes Circus Wednesday.

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Community Briefs April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

VFW ladies hold dinner today The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Live entertainment follows. Cost is $9 per person. Open to members, their guests, and all active duty service members and Families….

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NETCOM gains new commander during ceremony here Wednesday

Posted  April 4, 2014

Gordon Van Vleet Brig. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher, outgoing NETCOM Commanding General, passes the NETCOM flag to Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, Army Cyber Command/2d U.S. Army Commanding General, while incoming NETCOM commanding general, Brig. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr. looks on. The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command held an assumption of command ceremony…

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