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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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New NCOER expected to more accurately assess Soldiers’ performance

Posted  September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — On Aug. 1, the secretary of the Army approved the new Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. Implementation will be in September 2015. “The new NCOER will come out in five phases: inform, educate, train, roll-out and after-action review. Human Resources Command is beginning to build the NCOER into the Evaluation System now,” said Command…

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Water, water everywhere

Posted  September 26, 2014

Photos by Scott Vasey The remnants of Hurricane Odile brought significant rainfall to Fort Huachuca last week as shown in photos of Huachuca Creek Sept. 18. The storm made landfall as the strongest storm on record to hit Mexico’s southern Baja California peninsula late Sept. 14. While only remnants of the hurricane reached Arizona, enough…

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ISEC gains new senior enlisted leader

Posted  September 26, 2014

Timothy Toms Command Sgt. Maj. Ulysses Rayford, (center) U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, accepts the sword of responsibility from Col. Patrick Kerr, ISEC commander (left), and Master Sgt. Christopher Paluzzi, ISEC senior signal operations noncommissioned officer, in the Greely Hall Auditorium Sept. 16 on Fort Huachuca. Rayford accepted the senior enlisted leadership role at…

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Allow time to prepare a pet for a PCS move

Posted  September 26, 2014

Your Family is on orders, preparing to leave Fort Huachuca to go overseas, and it’s time to think about shipping your dog or cat. Since aircraft pet space is very limited, contact the Fort Huachuca transportation office as early as possible to book. Department of Defense regulations limit pet shipment to two pets to Families…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  September 26, 2014

Space-A travel saves flexible travelers money Space Available travel is a service offered by the Department of Defense which provides unused seats on military flights to current and retired service members and their Families looking to travel at little to no cost. However, Families of reservists, including Gray Area Soldiers, are prevented from flying Space-A…

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Fort Huachuca celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  September 26, 2014

Fort Huachuca celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with special activities at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Sept. 17.

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Town Hall held to recognize USAG members

Posted  September 26, 2014

Fort Huachuca Garrison Commander Col. Tony Boone held a Town Hall Tuesday at Cochise Theater for all U.S. Army Garrison, or USAG, members, to acknowledge their hard work on Fort Huachuca.

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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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