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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…


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Navy: Joint Services Transcript request process streamlined

Posted  December 12, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Sailors can expect their requests for Joint Services Transcript, JST, updates to take less time with a streamlined process that will begin Monday. The processing change removes the intermediate step of Sailors submitting JST requests to the Center for Personal and Professional Development’s, or CPPD, Virtual Education Center, VEC, in Virginia…

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Marines: Staff sergeant becomes first amputee to graduate from grueling swim school

Posted  December 12, 2014

QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course is a grueling training evolution that requires Marines to swim a total of 59 miles over three weeks. The course that graduated on Nov. 25 started with nine participants, but only six were able to complete the challenge. One of those six had the…

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Guard Muster brings Arizona NG together

Posted  December 12, 2014

Staff Sgt. Brian Barbour Arizona National Guard Soldiers from the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade stand in formation on the field at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, Dec. 7, 2014 in Tempe, Ariz. The formation, which was part of the Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo, was the first time in over a century…

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Report shows Army making progress in SHARP efforts

Posted  December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON — Army efforts to change command climate and increase training have resulted in a decrease in sexual assaults as well as an increase in reporting of these crimes, a recently released report shows. “The Army still has the prevention of sexual assault as its number-one priority,” said Dr. Christine Altendorf, director of the Army…

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Fort hosts blood drive for Service members

Posted  December 12, 2014

Pfc. Andreas Bell, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, has his vitals taken by Spc. Adrian Rodriquez with the Blood Donor Center at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, before giving blood during the Blood Drive at Eifler Fitness Center on Fort Huachuca Tuesday. The blood drive in support of the Armed Services Blood Program…

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News Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

NCO Academy is “Institute of Excellence” The Training and Doctrine Command’s Commanding General, Gen. David Perkins, awarded the Military Intelligence Noncommissioned Officers Academy an Accreditation rating of “Institute of Excellence” Nov. 14 following the visit from TRADOC Quality Assurance Office personnel in August. The Military Intelligence NCO Academy received the Institute of Excellence rating for…

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Fort holds tree lighting ceremony in spirit of holiday season

Posted  December 12, 2014

Despite the chilly weather, Families and children formed a long line outside of the heated tent where Santa sat to visit with them and have their photos taken on Brown Parade Field Dec. 4.   Family and community members were able to warm up in the heated food and beverage tent before and after the…

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Community Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Students share their creative side Nancy Murphy Students at General Myer Elementary School participate in an Art Adventures Club activity at the school Dec. 2. The new club meets weekly and gives students extra time for collaboration and creativity. In addition to working on art projects, the club also donated two trees to this year’s…

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Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

Posted  December 5, 2014

Ray Ragan A tester with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) runs a Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) through a bench test before moving the radio for an open-air developmental test at Fort Huachuca on Sept. 23. MNVR is a next-generation radio system designed to bridge both data and voice communications from brigade and…

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Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

Posted  December 5, 2014

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine. The Army’s Doctrine 2015 initiative aims to restructure and develop doctrine that is current and relevant, according to Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr.,…

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