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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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

Posted  May 9, 2014

Japan, United States – Soldier torn between two countries Photos property of U.S. Army T-3 Harry Fukuhara interrogates a Japanese prisoner-of-war on Aitape, New Guinea, in April 1944. In the fall of 1942, Harry Fukuhara had a tough decision to make. He was an American by birth — born in Seattle in 1920 to Japanese…

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New OER to be topic of HRC virtual town hall

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Army Human Resources Command, HRC, and Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, the 59th Adjutant General of the Army, will conduct a live, virtual town hall after-action review on the roll-out of the new Officer Evaluation Report, or OER, on Thursday. The town hall session will be from 11 – noon EDT using the HRC Facebook…

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Colonel Smith Middle School hosts ‘Run for Your Life’

Posted  May 9, 2014

From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion command sergeant major; Sgt. Maj. Lavander Wilkerson, Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison; and Leslie Woods, Fort Huachuca sports director, write down their scores as they judge Colonel Smith Middle School’s “MOD Off,” or competition displaying Movements of the Day to music. The…

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DoD expanding use of mobile platforms, apps

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has started putting commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices into the hands of DoD personnel, and expects eventually to support about 100,000 separate devices, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s, or DISA, program manager for DoD mobility said Monday. The implementation plan for expanded mobile device access has been in place for…

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Air Force: CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Joint Chiefs Chairman, Army…

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Marines: Semper Fit survey asks personnel about leisure needs

Posted  May 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Top Marine Corps leaders are researching interests of Marines, Family members, retirees and government Civilians concerning fitness, sports, and other recreational pursuits that contribute to an individual’s well-being. An online survey is being randomly sent to personnel asking what they find important to have on and around their military base and how…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

PX distributing comic books “Divide and Conquer,” the latest military-exclusive comic book from Marvel featuring Captain America, is now available for free at Fort Huachuca Exchange facilities. RVs not allowed in housing areas Recreational vehicles to include boats, boat trailers, all-terrain vehicles and trailers are prohibited from being parked in the housing areas. The exception…

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FMWR Briefs – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns May 17 Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival May 17, 4 – 9 p.m. at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain…

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Buena High School holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new running track

Posted  May 9, 2014

Buena High School, or BHS, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 to celebrate the unveiling of its new running track at Loveless Stadium.

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Community Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

MOAA dinner — reservations close today The Coronado Chapter Military Officer Association of America is having its monthly dinner on Thursday at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 South St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Col. Gary Fredricks, U….

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