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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…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Moments matter: In safety, seconds count

Posted  June 20, 2014

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we’ve skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I’m sure it’s a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage. Since we haven’t had the…

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Salutes & Awards

309th MI Bn. welcomes new command sergeant major

Posted  June 20, 2014

As gusts of wind blew up to 44 mph, the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion hosted a change of responsibility ceremony June 13 on Chaffee Field here to mark the change of senior enlisted leadership at the command. Holding onto their belongings, Soldiers, Families and members from surrounding communities welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Roman as…

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NETCOM celebrates Army Birthday

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Network Enterprise Technology Command celebrates the Army’s 239th Birthday with a cake cutting in the command auditorium June 13. Cutting the cake were, from left, NETCOM Commanding General, Brig. Gen. John Morrison Jr.; Sierra Vista Mayor, Honorable Rick Mueller; NETCOM Senior Technical Director, Daniel Bradford; NETCOM’s youngest Soldier, Pfc. Christopher Collins, 19; NETCOM’s oldest…

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NETCOM G5 retires, next step — teaching math

Posted  June 20, 2014

Gordon Van Vleet Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper, retired, former commanding general, Network Enterprise Technology Command, affixes an Army retirement pin on Col. Daniel Matchette, NETCOM G5, during a combined retirement/retreat ceremony, in front of Greely Hall, June 10. A combined retirement and retreat ceremony was held in front of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 20, 2014

USAICoE historians issue invitations to explore Fort Huachuca’s MI hot spots U.S. Army photo The MI Soldier Heritage Walkway was added in the recent update of the MI History Virtual Tour. The walkway was dedicated in 2012 and features 10 interpretive panels highlighting enlisted Soldiers’ contributions to Army Intelligence. A young Army private who is…

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Change of Command starts anew with one, says farewell to another

Posted  June 20, 2014

Maranda Flynn Lt. Col. Jaren Price, outgoing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th MI Brigade, during the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Change of Command ceremony June 13 on Brown Parade Field, Fort Huachuca. Even though it was “Friday the 13th”, there was no apparent bad luck as one commander said…

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Fort Huachuca celebrates Army’s 239th birthday

Posted  June 20, 2014

The U.S. Army Garrison Color Guard takes their place before the start of the Army’s 239th birthday celebration held on Warrior/Sentinel Field. The Soldiers were dressed in uniforms signifying different periods of the Army’s history.   As the youngest Soldier present, Pvt. Ceirra Avenenti, 18, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Brigade, cuts the traditional birthday…

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NETCOM Soldiers vie for top spot

Posted  June 20, 2014

As the temperatures soared in southeast Arizona, Soldiers from Signal commands and brigades from around the globe pushed themselves and each other through grueling events here June 9 – 13, during the 2014 Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

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Air Force: BMT quarters temporarily housing immigrant minors

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The only sounds heard inside the Hackney Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland eight months ago were usually the commands given by military training instructors and the responses returned by trainees in Air Force Basic Military Training, or BMT. There has been silence at the Recruit Housing and…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Low odorant levels in area’s natural gas Southwest Gas is experiencing a low odorant level in its pipelines in Southeast Arizona and Eastern Pima County, impacting its distribution system in surrounding towns including Sierra Vista, Wilcox, Tucson and others. Under proper conditions, a natural gas leak will smell like rotten eggs. Until further notice, people…

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