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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

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40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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`Swoosh’ welcomed as 334th FS pilot for a day

Posted  April 9, 2015

He’s nine years old, loves basketball, and has a heart as big as his smile.

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Mobilization to start reconstruction of Garden Canyon

Posted  April 3, 2015

Christina Hansen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers A section of the road in Garden Canyon was completely washed away during the last monsoon season. As of Monday, all of Garden Canyon to now include Lower Garden Canyon is closed to the public for construction to restore the road. Mobilization began Monday, for the general contractor…

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Month of Military Child recognizes young family members for service

Posted  April 3, 2015

WASHINGTON – To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, a Pentagon official told DOD News. Established by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the month recognizes some 1.9 million U.S. military children ranging in age from…

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April 2015 Month of the Military Child Proclamation

Posted  April 3, 2015

Whereas, since 1986, Army installations around the world recognize the sacrifices and applaud the courage of military children by celebrating the Month of the Military Child throughout the month of April; and Whereas, each day, military children undergo unique challenges, which they face with resilience and dignity beyond their years, and Whereas, it is essential…

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Vice chief kicks off ‘Quad A’ by recognizing innovators

Posted  April 3, 2015

C. Todd Lopez Retired Brig. Gen. Howard Yellen, Army Aviation Association of America president; Maj. Gen. Michael Lundy, commander, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker; and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn present Spc. Benjamin Rosa, center right, with the Henry Q. Dunn Crew Chief of the Year award during…

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Free FH-specific phone app eases sexual assault reporting

Posted  April 3, 2015

A free phone application specific to Fort Huachuca is available for downloading and can be used by victims of sexual assault, someone who witnesses sexual harassment or assault, and those in need of suicide prevention help. The “We Care” app, originally designed for Soldiers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, and released by the U.S. Army…

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Fort Huachuca broadcasters take honors IMCOM announces public affairs competition winners

Posted  April 3, 2015

Trish Muntean A butterfly lands on the hand of Maj. Marissa Alexander just after she released it in the memorial garden May 29 in memory of her husband as her family watches with delight. This image won first place in the news photo category in the 2014 IMCOM Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs…

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Your local library is more than just books

Posted  April 3, 2015

Photo courtesy of the City of Sierra Vista Students work together on a homework assignment at the Sierra Vista Public Library. An average of 800 people visit the library every day for a variety of reasons. It wasn’t that long ago, I was on a flight to Phoenix from Chicago and a woman asked me…

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Programs for Fort Huachuca youth offered at chapel

Posted  April 3, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Fred Robinson Fort Huachuca’s middle and high school students of Club Beyond participate in a pie-throwing event at the Main Post Chapel. Club Beyond is an after school student ministry group that meets on Wednesdays at the old Colonel Johnston Elementary School. Currently, Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel offers several religious programs…

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Air Force: 1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Posted  April 3, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE (AFNS) — The 56th Fighter Wing flew its 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie Tuesday, making it the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. This is the second historic milestone in the past two weeks. Last week, Luke’s first F-35 student sortie was flown marking…

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