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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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Operation Rising Star — Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

Posted  October 31, 2014

Active-duty service men and women still have an opportunity to submit videos online to compete for two of six finalist spots and a chance to be named the 2014 “Rising Star.”

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Chalk Talk

Posted  October 31, 2014

Colonel Smith Middle School Submitted photo Olympian and Soldier, Capt. Chris Fogt, meets with Colonel Smith Middle School staff and students to give a motivational speech on Oct. 23. Staff and Soldier pictured from left: Nanette Filleman, Monica Oviedo, Sara Frickenschmidt, Fogt, Andrea Weigle and Jennifer Truitt-Lewis. General Myer Elementary School Bette Gallant From left,…

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Community Briefs October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

SV Elks Lodge Haunted House & Spooky Carnival The Sierra Vista Elk’s Lodge will host a Haunted House and Carnival today, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., at and near the Elks Ramada, 1 Elks Ln. The Haunted House for children 12 and over will be open today, 5 – 10 p.m. Carnival games are 1 –…

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Army makes significant strides in energy programs

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Army has made significant strides in its energy programs, despite challenges with budgets and manpower, according to a top Army official.

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Fort Huachuca showcases energy audit program

Posted  October 24, 2014

October is Energy Awareness Month and it is an appropriate time to describe the programs and services available to those responsible for managing Fort Huachuca’s various facilities. As part of the Army’s Net Zero Program, Fort Huachuca personnel are working to both reduce its energy consumption and to produce more of what people do use…

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Ebola Virus Disease outbreak — know the facts

Posted  October 24, 2014

Ebola Virus Disease, previously known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, was originally discovered in 1976 in what is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and since its first discovery has appeared sporadically through Africa. It is still unknown how the first human became infected; but, it is suspected the first person was infected…

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Dempsey says combating Ebola a national security priority

Posted  October 24, 2014

In a video message to the force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called the fight against Ebola in West Africa a U.S. national security priority and said the health and safety of American Service members deployed to the region will be safeguarded.

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Nominations sought — Lt. Gen. Sidney T. Weinstein Award for excellence In Military Intelligence

Posted  October 24, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Weinstein Award through March 4, 2015. To be eligible, a candidate must be a Military Intelligence officer of the rank of captain in the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. He or she must have performed actions which positively promote, impact, advance and bring honor to…

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Six retirees honored Oct. 17 during ceremony on Brown Parade Field

Posted  October 24, 2014

Five Soldiers and one Department of the Army Civilian with a total of 155 years of combined time in service retired from the military or federal government on Oct. 17 during the Quarterly installation Retirement Ceremony on Brown Parade Field.

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  October 24, 2014

October Civilian of the Month: Stephen Gruden Agency: Network Enterprise Technology Command, Assistant Chief of Staff, G6 Position and duties: Information technology specialist/Plans and Programs Branch lead. Responsibilities include general IT assistance to NETCOM Headquarters personnel, planning and programming current and future budgets, and acquisition/procurement of IT equipment. How long at current assignment: 20 months…

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