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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…

Stephanie Caffall Local

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…

Stephanie Caffall Salutes & Awards

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….

Natalie Lakosil World

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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Online tool provides ‘voice’ for installation customers

Posted  August 1, 2014

When it comes to providing feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense, the Interactive Customer Evaluation, or ICE, system allows customers to voice their feedback. ICE is a Web-based tool that collects feedback through online comment cards designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels…

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

Posted  August 1, 2014

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

Posted  August 1, 2014

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

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Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Posted  August 1, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Community Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Election Poll workers needed Cochise County is hiring poll workers for the Aug. 26 primary and Nov. 4 general elections for voting locations in the City of Sierra Vista. If interested in applying, contact the Cochise County Elections Department, 520.432.8972. Waves of Honor: Military Salute Program SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® is honoring the men and…

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Cochise County Veteran Stand Down, Resource Fair

Posted  August 8, 2014

Cochise Serving Veterans will host the Cochise County Veteran Stand Down and Resource Fair, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The fair is open to homeless and in-need veterans, immediate Families and their pets. Services to be provided include pet care,…

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FMWR Briefs – August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

MVGC offers ‘monsoon special’ Mountain View Golf Course personnel invite all golfers to join them for the following “monsoon special” now through Aug. 31: Golf before 11 a.m. for $25; Golf after 11 a.m. for $20. Special price includes a cart for 18 holes. For more information or to schedule a tee time, call 520.533.7088….

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Salutes & Awards

Army shooters win prestigious President’s Trophies

Posted  August 8, 2014

Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President’s Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches here, July 22.

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Garden Canyon closure announced Due to severe road damage, accumulated debris and the potential for flash floods, Garden Canyon is closed to all vehicles, pedestrian and other traffic beginning at Middle Garden Canyon until further notice. For more information, contact 520.533.0687. Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, W1, V, Z Saturday:…

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Health & Safety

RWBAHC changes EFMP appointment times

Posted  August 8, 2014

Exceptional Family Member Program, EFMP, personnel at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center now set patient appointments every weekday morning from 7:30 – 11 a.m. These appointments are for EFMP enrollments, updates, disenrollments and overseas screening. The Soldier, spouse or legal guardian can contact Family Care Clinic B to begin the assessment process for enrollment,…

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