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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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Mountain Vista Communities news

Posted  December 6, 2012

Home decorating contest announced All Mountain Vista Communities residents in on-post housing are invited to participate in a holiday home decorating contest. It will be up to the residents living on post to nominate their favorite decorated houses in one of the categories below. Submit the nomination by Dec. 20 to 515.9000 or jcooper@themichaelsorg.com. Voting…

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Army opens new intelligence MOS

Posted  December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — A new military occupational specialty: cryptologic network warfare specialist, or 35Q, opened last month. “About 500 to 600 Soldiers are needed initially,” said Lt. Col. Kurt Connell, Military Intelligence Enlisted Branch chief, “but as we fully develop the career path, we’ll probably identify additional authorizations, none of which involve force structure changes.” Soldiers…

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Military members receive free trees

Posted  December 6, 2012

Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Pvt. Mathew Proctor, Company C, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, from Napa, Idaho, loads a Christmas tree into a car during the Trees for Troops® event, held in Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot, Nov. 29. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and the FedEx Corp collect trees, donated by more than…

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Scout seeks holiday photo submissions

Posted  December 6, 2012

The last Scout for 2012 will be published on Dec. 20 and will suspend publication during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The staff plans to run a special holiday photo section in the year’s final issue and seeks photo submissions from the Fort Huachuca community with a deadline of noon, Monday, Dec….

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School superintendent takes top place in state for role

Posted  December 6, 2012

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District, or FHAS, won the All Arizona Superintendent Award for the medium-size school district this year. Frueauff will receive the award on Dec.13 in Phoenix. She was nominated for the award by her peers, Tom Quinn, FHAS school board president, Bonnie Austin, assistant superintendent, and…

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VA completes more than 1 million compensation claims in 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that the Veterans Benefits Administration, or VBA, which oversees the delivery of disability compensation and other benefits to the nation’s veterans, processed more than one million disability claims during fiscal [year] 2012, marking the third year in row VBA claims processors have exceeded the one million…

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Civilian of the month

Posted  December 6, 2012

Civilian of the Month: Stephen Krause Agency: Fort Huachuca Fire Department Position and duties: Firefighter; emergency medical technician; hazardous materials technician; rapid intervention team; train-the-trainer; rescue technician; ATV instructor; and current crew chief. How long at current assignment: 10-plus years How long in government service: 18 years; 7 years in the Coast Guard Residence: Vail…

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Holiday season is here — use credit cards wisely

Posted  December 6, 2012

Too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The same adage applies to credit cards. With the arrival of holiday season, it’s easy to over use a credit card. One swipe, one signature, and it’s out the door with gifts in hand. If failed travel plans leave people stranded in a strange…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941 On the night of Dec. 6, 1941, a message to a Japanese delegation in Washington D.C. was intercepted, broken and distributed by the Signal Intelligence Service, or SIS. This message, which would become known as the Fourteen Point Letter, clearly spelled out…

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Christmas parade attracts thousands at dusk, Saturday

Posted  December 6, 2012

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 and the American Legion Post 52 join together in the Sierra Vista Christmas Parade on Saturday evening. Their float displayed large blow up decorations of Santa, a snowman on a motorcycle and a penguin. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion provide support for veterans and…

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