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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…


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Monsoon season arrives, brings needed moisture to desert

Posted  July 10, 2015

The monsoon is here! It’s that time of the year again when our region gets much needed rain. We all look forward to the moisture and some relief from the hot weather we’ve been experiencing recently. But what is the monsoon? Most people say it’s the time of year when we get ‘a lot’ of…

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ISEC welcomes Rivers as new commander

Posted  July 10, 2015

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather after the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) change of command ceremony to welcome Col. Wendy L. Rivers. Fort Huachuca’s U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) hosted a change of command ceremony July 2 in Greely Hall welcoming Col. Wendy L. Rivers as its new commander. Col. Patrick L….

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Fort Huachuca hosts U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground Change of Command Ceremony

Posted  July 10, 2015

Stephanie Caffall Incoming commander, Col. Donald “Brent” Wilhide, accepts the colors from Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and officially takes command of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground at the change of command ceremony Wednesday at Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca’s U.S….

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Ruck for Freedom nets 2,000 pounds food for Food Locker

Posted  July 10, 2015

Photos courtesy of Chap. (Capt.) Andrew Calvert Ruck for Freedom’s 162 participants carried their food donations over a 10-kilometer course on July 2 to be “Good Samaritans” for the Chaplains’ Food Locker. The Fort Huachuca Chaplains’ Food Locker was replenished with approximately 2,000 pounds of food after 162 participants completed the Ruck for Freedom July…

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Veterans

Army Community Service – 50 years of service

Posted  July 10, 2015

ACS celebrates 50 years Join Army Community Service in celebrating its 50th birthday with a pool party 1:45-4 p.m. July 24 at Irwin Pool. This event is open to all ACS-authorized patrons. Opening remarks will begin at 1:45 p.m. followed by a cake cutting ceremony. Food will be available while supplies last and a free,…

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Trial Defense Services offers advice for Soldiers facing investigation, separation

Posted  July 10, 2015

For many Soldiers it has become painfully clear that the Army drawdown is in full force. In many ways, the mandate to reduce the size of the Army has created a “zero defect” Army, and more Soldiers are facing separation boards than ever before. From Advanced Individual Training to retirement-eligible Soldiers, the Army is trimming…

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With new report, senior raters may identify just 24 percent ‘most qualified’

Posted  July 10, 2015

New policy for the noncommissioned officer evaluation report, or NCOER, due out in January, includes a limit on how many “most qualified” ratings can be handed out by a Soldier’s senior rater.

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Marine: HMH-466 ‘Wolfpack’ drops grunts into evening action

Posted  July 10, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Marines from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment fast rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 2. The helicopter pilots maintained a steady hover while Marines fast-roped to the ground below. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Out…

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Air Force: 40th HS makes rescue during Independence Day weekend

Posted  July 10, 2015

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. – A UH-1N Iroquois crew assigned to the 40th Helicopter Squadron here rescued an injured female hiker in the Big Horn Mountain Range roughly 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, July 5 at approximately 5:20 a.m. The rescue marked the 408th save for the 40th HS. The aircrew consisted of…

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48th Annual 4th of July Celebration brings day long activities to Sierra Vista community

Posted  July 10, 2015

Fort Huachuca partnered with the Sierra Vista Rotary Club and the City of Sierra Vista to present the 48th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Veterans’ Memorial Park, including music, displays and festivities throughout the day.

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