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Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

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304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

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Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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Community Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Walk/run slated for Saturday Discover “How the West was RUN” during a 5K/10K run and walk in Sierra Vista’s West End Saturday. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Len Roberts Park, 101 E. Theater Dr. Packet pick‐up and race day registration takes place 6:45 – 7:45 a.m. Awards will be given for the top…

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FMWR Briefs – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 1, 2014

Bowling tournament set for Saturday Desert Lanes has scheduled an open bowling tournament for Saturday. The first shift bowls at noon and the second shift follows. Entry fee is $25 per person and the tournament is open to everyone. For more information, call 520.533.2849. Coaches’ meeting planned for basketball The Coaches’ Meeting for the 2014…

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‘Start Strong:’ Every Army career starts with TRADOC

Posted  September 26, 2014

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the “Start Strong” phase of every Soldier’s career. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, known as TRADOC, transforms civilians into Soldiers and provides…

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Honoring Gold Star Mothers

Posted  September 26, 2014

As part of our commitment to never forget those Soldiers who gave all, the Army joins the Nation on Sunday in remembering the strength and sacrifice of its Gold Star Mothers. Since 1936, Congress has set aside the last Sunday in September to recognize the mothers of Service members who have died while defending our…

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Remember Gold Star Mothers, Families

Posted  September 26, 2014

The term Gold Star Family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by Families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate Family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which…

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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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