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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

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40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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Air Force: Phased rollout to improve enlisted evaluation system

Posted  September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force chief of enlisted force policy outlined the implementation of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17. Developed in 1968, and implemented two years later, the existing Weighted Airman Promotion System has been in…

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Marines: Students train resupply techniques with pack animals

Posted  September 26, 2014

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, recently conducted training aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Aug. 18 to Sept. 17. The month-long exercise trained Marines in many facets all centered on mountaineering skills and high-altitude warfare. Assault climbing, rappelling, horse and mule packing, and small unit…

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News Briefs September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Leave donations sought The following Department of the Army Civilians are in need of leave donations due to medical emergencies: Melinda McIntire, Francisco Ramirez, Michele Standley and Gerhard Petterson. Employees interested in donating leave should complete OPM Form 630-A, Request to Donate Annual Leave to a Recipient under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program. A copy…

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POWs/MIAs honored through walk, remembrance ceremonies

Posted  September 26, 2014

A walk in honor of Prisoners of War and personnel Missing in Action was held Sept. 19 at Warrior-Sentinel Field on Fort Huachuca, followed by a remembrance at Murr Community Center.

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WPC celebrates Passport Day Saturday

Posted  September 26, 2014

The Western Passport Center, WPC, in Tucson is hosting its WPC Passport Day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 7373 E. Rosewood St., Tucson, to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. On this day only, no appointments are needed for applicants at the Western Passport Center. For…

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FMWR Briefs – September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Don’t miss Mutt March A popular Fun Festival event will be the 5-kilometer Mutt March to be held Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Sierra Vista. Bring your pet and participate. Cost is $10 for pet and human. Refreshments, a T-shirt and a bandana are included. Sponsors and vendors will award prizes…

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Army marksman wins Double Trap Gold in Spain

Posted  September 26, 2014

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond nails a target at the Men’s Double Trap final during the 2014 International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship, in Granada, Spain. Richmond shot perfectly in the semi-final and final round to win the top spot and earn an Olympic slot for the U.S. National Team. GRANADA,…

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10th Mountain brigade earns top team at Canadian Ironman

Posted  September 26, 2014

A team of 13 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), earned top-team honors during the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Ironman Competition here, Sept. 10.

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Community Briefs September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Take USO survey, win prize Sound off to win $500 through Tuesday. Active duty and members of the National Guard and Reserve are invited to share feedback about United Service Organization, USO, Centers. To enter for a chance at the $500 Visa gift card, complete the online survey at www.telluso.org. 90th Annual Cochise County Fair…

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Army releases latest policies on female hairstyles, tattoos

Posted  September 19, 2014

Lisa Ferdinando 1st Sgt. Aki Paylor won’t have any trouble recalling the Warrior Ethos. “For me, the Warrior Ethos — that’s who I am.” Since all of Paylor’s tattoos were done a number of years ago, he’s grandfathered in. WASHINGTON — The Army published revisions to Army Regulation 670-1, its policy for “Wear and Appearance…

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