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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…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

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…

Command History Office photos Army

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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…

Inspects DoD

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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VETERANS DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  November 7, 2014

Veterans Day commemorates the end of World War I. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918 Allied negotiators met with German officials in a railway carriage near Compiègne Forest in France, and signed an armistice that put an end to the First World War. Over time, as the war…

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Health & Safety

Ebola facts, websites provide information about this communicable disease

Posted  November 7, 2014

The health and safety of Western Regional Medical Command Soldiers and beneficiaries is the command’s priority. For that reason, Army Medicine is providing important information regarding communicable diseases, particularly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), that individuals should find helpful toward safeguarding their health. Many communicable diseases may be present at this time of year including, but…

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Nominees requested for FHAS School Governing Board

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools (FHAS) Governing Board is seeking applicants for a recently vacated position. Members of the FHAS Governing Board are appointed rather than elected. Applicants should submit a one-page paper stating how they meet the requirements to serve on the board, length of time they would be able to serve and an…

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Army

TRADOC command sergeant major picked to be next SMA

Posted  November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has been selected to be the next sergeant major of the Army. Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno announced Monday that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey will be the 15th sergeant major…

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Salutes & Awards

NETCOM employee receives exceptional service citation

Posted  November 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Stu Carter, left, who works for the Network Enterprise Technology Command’s Strategic Initiatives Group, Fort Huachuca, receives a citation for exceptional service from Association of the United States Army Region Seven President, Retired Col. Sam Thiessen. Carter was recognized as AUSA’s Region Seven Department of the Army Civilian of the Year for 2014….

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Fort Huachuca’s Army Band changes command on historic parade field

Posted  November 7, 2014

Tanja Linton In an age-old Army tradition, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Tanner passed the unit’s guidon to outgoing commander Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tom Bauer, who passed it to garrison commander Col. Thomas A. Boone who then passed it to Warrant Officer Jonathan Crane. Having formally accepted command of the band, Crane returns the guidon…

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Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

Posted  November 7, 2014

Sierra Vista became the second official Purple Heart City in Arizona on Oct. 23, when City Council passed a resolution and Mayor Frederick Mueller made an official proclamation recognizing the personal sacrifice and valor Purple Heart recipients have made for our nation. “We’re pleased to be a Purple Heart City,” Mueller says. “The City of…

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Sierra Vista Public Library Discovery Packs take learning outdoors

Posted  November 7, 2014

Explorers looking to make discoveries in the community can now check out the new “Discovery Packs” offered by the Sierra Vista Public Library. These packs allow for fabulous fun for explorers of all ages and can be checked out for seven days. All that’s needed is a library card. For those who love to view…

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Fort Huachuca students celebrate Red Ribbon Week on post

Posted  November 7, 2014

Maci Hidalgo General Myer Elementary School Counselor Jan Camps helps fourth grade students Sophia Rodriguez, 9, and Emily Wright, 9, push red plastic cups into the fence to create their Red Ribbon Week “message” for everyone to see. Red Ribbon Week was designed to focus awareness on the problems of drug use in all communities….

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service sets Veterans Day holiday hours

Posted  November 7, 2014

Launderette Always Open   Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Main Store Barbershop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m….

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