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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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President proclaims ‘National Day of Honor’

Posted  March 23, 2012

WASHINGTON “” On the ninth anniversary of U.S. forces moving into Iraq, President Barack Obama has proclaimed Monday to be “A National Day of Honor.” Here’s is the text of…

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Qualitative Service Program to help shape force during drawdown

Posted  March 23, 2012

WASHINGTON “” The Army must begin to shape the force to meet its future requirements by implementing the Qualitative Service Program. That is according to a memo signed March 13 by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III. The memo states, “It is imperative as we…

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Programs help students find financial peace, resiliency

Posted  March 23, 2012

Among all the problems that the general public faces, the most overwhelming can be the ones that deal with financial issues. For service members and their loved ones, finding ways to cope with these issues is a crucial part of everyday life, and Army Community Service gives them the extra help they need.

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Army wants two additional base realignment and closure rounds

Posted  March 27, 2012

The Army wants another two rounds of base realignment and closure to optimize facility usage across the service. While speaking March 21 before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness and management support, Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy told senators of the need for another two…

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‘Bee-witching’ to watch

Posted  March 29, 2012

A honey bee pollinates a California poppy near the Directorate of Emergency Services on Fort Huachuca. As the weather warms up, there are increased sightings of wildlife and colorful flowers on the installation.

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Community Briefs, March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Score $15,000 in prizes with AAFES The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Unilever March Madness” sweepstakes will reward six shoppers worldwide with an LG 55″ television, valued at $2,500 apiece. The sweepstakes runs through April 7, and registration is underway at the Fort Huachuca Post Exchange. Contestants must be 18 or older, and no…

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FH Soldiers remember Bataan through memorial death march

Posted  March 29, 2012

Sunday marked the 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This year between 6 ““ 7,000 people gathered to complete the 26.2-mile grueling march through high desert terrain. The march is held in honor of World War II Soldiers, who, while defending the Philippine islands…

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Colonel Johnston Elementary School Children learn brain-protection importance

Posted  March 29, 2012

Staff Sgt. Berumen, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion and the second presenter, gives a presentation on helmet safety, showing the difference between a good bicycle helmet and an improper one for use. The Soldier presented examples of…

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FMWR March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Enjoy ‘March Madness’ at RAN The next Right Arm Night, “March Madness,” will start at 4 p.m. Friday at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Free finger foods and a pay-as-you-go bar will be available. RAN is free and open to everyone, including Soldiers, civilians, retirees and family members, 18 and older. For more information, call 533.5642…

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