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Air Force:F-35 pilot training begins at Luke

The first ever F-35 Lightning II pilot training class was held at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, May 4.

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Summer Safety Fair promotes safety readiness for all

Fort Huachuca hosted its annual Summer Safety Fair at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 15, promoting safety, health and wellness for personnel and residents of the community.

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Middle school students celebrate last full day before summer vacation

Students at Colonel Smith Middle School spent Wednesday morning having fun in the sun as part of their outdoor field day activities.

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Mountain Vista Communities offers big moving deals

Photos by Jill WebberMountain Vista Communities residents play volleyball at the MVC Community Center on May 8. Those who live in MVC housing have exclusive use of the community center and its amenities. Mountain Vista Communities, MVC, the on-post family housing office, is currently offering up to $1,500 towards moving expenses for eligible Service members…

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Chief of staff retires after 31 years of service

Natalie Lakosil From left, Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major, watches as Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca, hands Col. Jeffrey Jennings, chief of staff, USAICoE, his retirement flag during Jennings’ retirement ceremony in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. His wife Suzanne was also…


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Community Briefs November 21, 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

Seeking services for a veteran? The Department of Veteran Affairs Coaching Into Care program is a free, national call center whose mission is to educate, support and empower Family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a veteran. Callers will receive resources, referrals, advice, problem solving assistance as well as a confidential…

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Predator makes maiden flight on U.S. soil for Arizona Air National Guard

Posted  November 14, 2014

2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts The Arizona Air National Guard Predator sits on the runway awaiting taxi and takeoff for its maiden flight at Libby Army Airfield, Fort Huachuca. The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight…

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Army Production premieres ‘iSoldier’ newscast targeting younger Soldiers

Posted  November 14, 2014

Army Broadcasting Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers, Nov. 7. The newscast from Army Broadcasting at Fort Meade, Maryland, is a weekly two-minute Internet-based program showcasing the most current Army information from around the world. The program can be found at http://www.youtube.com/TheSoldiersMag….

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WARRIOR CARE MONTH 2014 — Show of Strength

Posted  November 14, 2014

Each November, the military Services commemorate our sacred obligation and enduring commitment to wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Families and caregivers. These men and women have personally contributed to the strength of the force and the strength of our Nation. Their determination and resilience in recovery inspires us all. The theme for…

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Civilian retirees encouraged to obtain new Civil Service Retiree ID Cards

Posted  November 14, 2014

Those whose Civil Service Retiree ID Card, DA Form 1608, looks like the top and need to make an appointment with the Fort Huachuca DEERS/RAPIDS ID Card Section to receive a new Civil Service Retiree Card which now looks like the bottom: Changes in security procedures require visitors to have an ID card which can…

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Exchange doubles savings on gas today, Saturday for MILITARY STAR® Card users

Posted  November 14, 2014

DALLAS — As the hectic — and sometimes pricey — holiday shopping season approaches, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Express locations worldwide are doubling the discount MILITARY STAR® cardholders receive on fuel, helping to keep shoppers’ wallets from running on empty. Through Saturday, drivers fueling up with their MILITARY STAR® card at Army and…

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Lose cigarettes, e-cigs Thursday during Great American Smokeout

Posted  November 14, 2014

Fort Huachuca smokers and electronic nicotine delivery device users have an opportunity next week to quit smoking — even if it’s only for one day. On Thursday tobacco users across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan…

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Hunter and Ash Canyons closed to shooting

Posted  November 14, 2014

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, has closed Ash and Hunter Canyons to all recreational shooting, and the closure remains in effect. The emergency closure was implemented due to excessive resource damage to trees and other vegetation in both canyons and large amounts of trash, shells and lead being deposited in trees and…

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Arizona Guard invites FH Soldiers, Families to historic muster, expo

Posted  November 14, 2014

PHOENIX – The Arizona National Guard, as part of its first-ever community open house, is scheduled to muster in a mass military formation on the field at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Dec. 7, 11 a.m., and all Fort Huachuca Soldiers, employees and their Families are invited. The Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo…

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FH second graders showcase appreciation for veterans

Posted  November 14, 2014

Natalie Lakosil Students from Colonel Johnston Elementary School lead the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Wednesday night. The second grade classes at Colonel Johnston Elementary School honored veterans with a special performance Wednesday evening during which all six classes performed a variety of songs and poems for friends and Family members during the…

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