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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

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Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

Command History Office photos Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Public notice Anyone with debts owed to or by the estate of Spc. Henry Stanley III must contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lindsey Coleman, the Summary Court officer for the Soldier who passed away on May 13. Contact Coleman, 538.2226 or Lindsey.M.Coleman@us.army.mil.   Women veterans license plate available The new Arizona women veterans special license…

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FMWR June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Irwin Pool to host free movie FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie “Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” Saturday at Irwin Pool. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254.  In case of inclement weather, the…

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Ramsey Canyon Preserve is natural landmark

Posted  June 21, 2012

Ramsey Canyon and the Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve are both internationally renowned for the birds and wildlife inhabiting and migrating through the canyon. With 14 species of...

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Zombots bring robots to life at USACE Coyote Dam

Posted  June 21, 2012

In 2005, the National Academies published a report demanding more investment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education in America. “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” warned that for the United States to remain alive and kicking in a global economy, the nation’s…

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Community Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Tennis lessons for youth offered The City of Sierra Vista Youth Summer Tennis Lessons will begin on July 9 with registration currently underway. Beginner lessons for youth 6-10 will be from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The 11-17 year old beginner, advanced beginner/intermediate lessons for those 6-17 years old will be from…

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Fort Huachuca firefighters receive heroism award

Posted  June 14, 2012

Four firefighters from the Fort Huachuca Fire Department were awarded the Firefighter Heroism Award, Team Award, by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, on May 21. The members of Fire...

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Active shooter app now available to FH employees

Posted  June 14, 2012

An active shooter application for mobile devices has now been made available to Fort Huachuca employees and the public, courtesy of the Directorate of Emergency Services. The app is free and can easily be downloaded onto any smart phone or iPad. The app is contracted through QuickSeries Inc., which already produces Fort Huachuca’s fire and…

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To Our Valuable IMCOM Garrison Teams,

Posted  June 14, 2012

Over the past couple of weeks, I have received feedback on the great activities planned in and around our installations for the 237th Army Birthday today.  I commend you and your teams for your efforts to make this an awesome and unforgettable event. Now more than ever telling the Army story strengthens America’s connection with…

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Celebrating the Strength of the Nation: the Army’s 237th Birthday

Posted  June 14, 2012

“Blessed to live in the land of the free, you could have opted for an easier path. But you know that freedom is not free. And so you volunteered and you stepped forward, and you raised your hand and you took an oath — to protect and defend; to serve a cause greater than yourself,…

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Trials for TBI blood test underway

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Army is now running trials on a blood test, similar to one used to test blood sugar, that can be used by medics on the battlefield to determine if a Soldier has sustained damaged brain cells, especially...

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