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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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TRANSCOM, SDDC team addressing critical POV shipping concerns

Posted  October 10, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Transportation experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command formed a fusion team in May to more quickly evaluate and address critical issues affecting the U.S. military’s privately owned vehicle shipping program. On May 1, International Auto Logistics assumed responsibility for the Global Privately Owned…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Housing referral rewards available All current Mountain Vista Communities residents are now eligible for a $250 referral reward for any eligible enlisted military Family they refer to Mountain Vista Communities who signs a one year lease. After they sign their lease, MVC will also give the referred Family a check for $250. For more information,…

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Bikes, bands invade Fort Huachuca over weekend

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Hitmen, a four-member band out of Tombstone, perform during Sunday’s Bikes and Bands Street Fair on Fort Huachuca. The Military Intelligence Corps Band (62nd Army Band), also played.   Visitors gather around the Sierra Cycles motorcycle and all-terrain vehicles display at the Bikes and Bands Street Fair at Fort Huachuca Sunday. The Directorate of…

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National Park Service sites in county begin fall operations Monday

Posted  October 10, 2014

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the fall seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The following hours and operations are in effect from Monday – Nov. 30. At Chiricahua National Monument,…

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Community Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Volksmarch in Tucson Saturday Tucson Volkssport Walking Klub presents a 10 & 5 km walk Saturday at the Steam Pump Ranch Park, 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. with the last start at 11:30 a.m. and all finishing by 3 p.m. Registration fees are $3 for IVV credit only and…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  October 10, 2014

Color is everywhere   Courtesy Photo Chelsea Bovara’s 3rd grade art class at General Myer Elementary School learn about color blending in art, as they create their own color wheels. From left, front row, Katie Lawrence, Jenna Taylor, Hiram Torres-Marin , Nathan Whitworth, and Mackenzie Turner, all 8, and from left, second row, Tristan Luna,…

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EPG lab here tests most Army GPS technology

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Army A test item is subjected to a GPS test at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground during late summer of 2014. USAEPG is one of the few military test ranges that is authorized to test GPS in an open-air setting, using a variety of settings and modeled environments to ensure that tested civilian…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Posted  October 3, 2014

October 2014 The Army’s observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month remains important to our communities as we recognize the countless contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Army on a daily basis. To this end, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and honor these individuals by continuing to implement effective policies and practices that…

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Army’s Hispanic outreach not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – Hispanic Americans have made incredible contributions to the nation, and the Army is giving them special recognition during National Hispanic Heritage Month, an Army spokeswoman said. “The Army is committed to building a strong, long-lasting relationship with the Hispanic community,” said Mari Monserrate, Hispanic outreach liaison for the Army’s Office of the Chief…

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Shoplifting at FH Exchange, resulting costs down in 2013

Posted  October 3, 2014

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses, a fact not lost on retailers such as the military’s retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the…

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