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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Lt. Col. John L. Donaldson, 11th Theater Tactical Brigade rear provisional commander, shakes Spc. David Wallen’s hand after he was announced as the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the 11th TTSB, Sept. 5 at the brigade headquarters. Wallen is from Company C, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion.
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11th TTSB Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition held

Posted  September 13, 2012

Photos by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold Soldiers from the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade competed in the 11th TTSB Soldier and Noncommissioned-Officer of the Year Competition Sept. 5 at the 11th TTSB headquarters on Fort Huachuca. “I am an American Soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people…

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Never forget — a day of remembrance crowded

Posted  September 13, 2012

Fort Huachuca hosted a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday at the Main Post Chapel to remember and honor those affected during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony helped pay respect to the victims, their loved ones and the heroes who acted during one of our country’s darkest moments. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen Gregg…

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Soldiers stay course, navigate obstacles

Posted  September 13, 2012

Clouds missing from the sky expose the hot, unrelenting morning sun. The Soldier’s heart begins to beat faster as the anticipatory moment approaches. Sweat starts to trickle down his forehead, and his palms start to get clammy. On the command, “Go!” the moment of truth arrives. Putting all doubts and nervousness aside, the run begins,…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: September 14, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Sept. 15, 1945 Sixty-seven years ago this week, the Army established the Army Security Agency, or ASA. During World War II, control of communications intelligence collection assets had been split between the Signal Security Agency and the theater commanders. This arrangement had created significant problems, since it was impossible to neatly separate the tactical aspects…

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SVPL patrons are invited to visit Café Sierra

Posted  September 13, 2012

The rumors are true! Due to popular demand, Café Sierra, located inside the Sierra Vista Public Library, is once again serving their grilled Panini on Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Panini means ‘little breads,’ and one sandwich is a Panino while two or more are Panini. Call Café Sierra, 458.2929, to find…

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Events

EFMP to host disability employment fair

Posted  September 13, 2012

Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program will host an information fair in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and in support of Fort Huachuca’s special needs Families on Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murr Community Center, Fort Huachuca. ACS invites installation, community, county, state and federal agencies to share…

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Odierno: National Guard contributions since 9/11 ‘critical’

Posted  September 13, 2012

RENO, Nev. — On the eve of Tuesday’s 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of staff of the Army paid tribute to the role of the National Guard in the immediate aftermath and in the years since. Gen. Raymond Odierno also said 9/11 made America stronger. “That day changed the…

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Health & Safety

Flu season is about to begin — be prepared

Posted  September 13, 2012

The number of people with flu symptoms normally begins to rise with the approach of cooler temperatures when people begin to gather inside. According to the Arizona Department of Health, last year most of the local cases of the flu were seen in people 20-49, followed closely by 5-19 year olds. These age groups spend…

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National Preparedness Month – September 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Every September, the Army observes National Preparedness Month, emphasizing the importance of fostering a culture of preparedness to strengthen our ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all emergencies. An all-hazard event — either natural or man-made — can occur at any time, and we must be prepared to react accordingly. Planning and…

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IMCOM workforce message from IMCOM leadership

Posted  September 13, 2012

The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team. We are just as inspired by the dedicated professionals in the IMCOM and region…

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