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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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IMCOM Europe Region prevails at command’s Best Warrior competition

Posted  May 15, 2015

A pair of military policemen from U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Schinnen were named U.S. Army Installation Management Command Soldier and Non-commisssioned Officer of the Year in the 2015 IMCOM Best Warrior competition at Camp Bullis May 4 – 8.

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Mini society teaches elementary school youth about economics

Posted  May 15, 2015

Consumers line up to buy goods during the Strawberry World Mini Society Fair at Colonel Johnston Elementary School May 8. The price of goods ranged from $1 to $7.   Students at Colonel Johnston Elementary School were given a hands-on lesson in economics on May 8 while participating in a mini society fair hosted by…

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Colt Battalion commanders change during JROTC ceremony

Posted  May 15, 2015

Photos by Cadet 2nd Lt. Jessica Smith, BHS JROTC Buena High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Senior Instructor Command Sgt. Maj. Monty McDaniel, left, gives JROTC Cadet 2nd Lt. Benjamin Schweitzer the “100 Mile March” trophy for participating in the Bataan Memorial Death March for four years. During the May 6 ceremony, cadets received…

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Soldier Life Cycle — three phases help with transition

Posted  May 15, 2015

Transitioning from the military takes time, and unfortunately most Service members run out of time by the end of their career. The Department of the Army established the Solider Life Cycle, SLC, to help.

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Chalk Talk

Posted  May 15, 2015

Photos submitted by Tracey Teas Fifth grade students enjoy playing on the “jungle gym” at the Gray Hawk Nature Center during a recent field trip. The “jungle gym” was created by several Fort Huachuca NCOs. General Myer Elementary School In conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the 2015 Relay for Life Sierra Vista, General…

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News Briefs – May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

TRICARE scam announced TRICARE beneficiaries are reporting that they have been contacted by call centers offering prescription medications, pain creams and other treatments on behalf of TRICARE. These call centers are not affiliated with TRICARE. They may attempt to get personal and health information, and charge TRICARE for medications beneficiaries express interest in. This private…

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FMWR Briefs – May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

MWR offers reduced prices, free services Family and MWR will observe Armed Forces Day by offering free or half-price services to Active Duty, family members and retired military at the following facilities: Today: Family and MWR Rents (520.533.6707) will offer half-price rentals, and Thunder Mountain Activity Centre (520.533.3802/533.7322) will offer their lunch buffet at half…

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Combat Medic 10k draws more than 150 runners, walkers

Posted  May 15, 2015

Runners take off for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k at Fort Huachuca Saturday. This year’s event saw an increase in participation to more than 150 runners and walkers. More than 150 runners and walkers took off from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on Fort Huachuca for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k Saturday….

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Community Briefs May 15, 2014

Posted  May 15, 2015

Douglas Days celebration planned Join the City of Douglas in celebrating Douglas’ past, present, and future today and Saturday at Raul Castro Park, 10th Street, between D and E Avenue. The annual event commemorates the day Douglas was incorporated on May 1905. A welcome ceremony at 5 p.m. takes place today at Castro Park followed…

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B Troop hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new barn

Posted  May 8, 2015

Stephanie Caffall From left, in background, Capt. Joshua Hengst, commander of B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial), and Pete Criscuolo, first sergeant for B-Troop, stand while Sgt. John Payne of B Troop brings his horse into the newly completed barn structure. The barn is located at Buffalo Corral. Fort Huachuca’s B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry…

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