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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

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…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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New hands take on NETCOM’s senior enlisted NCO responsibilities

Posted  April 25, 2014

Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly, NETCOM command sergeant major, congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Earl B. Allen, former NETCOM command sergeant major, after Allen’s remarks during a relinquishment responsibility ceremony held April 17, at the Greely Hall Auditorium. The Network Enterprise Technology Command observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant…

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Rubik’s Cube inspires learning, leads to competition

Posted  April 25, 2014

Clarita Deleon The General Myer Elementary School Rubick’s Cube Team, front row, from left: Jordan Larrabee, Brandon Deleon and Brooke Griffin, all 10; and back row: Christen McCracken, fifth grade teacher; Luke Mitter, 11; Lillian Synder,10; Madison Whitworth, 10; Caleb Larson, 11, Lori Francis, 11 and Chelsea Bovara, coach. Not pictured: Chase Deleon, 9, alternate…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted  April 25, 2014

Alternative way to access personnel records By Dean Hiza – Chief, Army Soldier Records Branch Many retirees are familiar with accessing their Official Military Personnel Files, or OMPFs, through the Army Human Resources Command’s My Record portal. An alternative method for accessing them is through eBenefits, a web portal operated jointly by the Departments of…

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FH celebrates Easter with Sunrise Service, children’s egg hunt

Posted  April 25, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Eden Hillman, 2, places plastic eggs in her basket during the Main Post Chapel’s Easter Egg Hunt Sunday. Hundreds of eggs containing candy and other prizes filled the Main Post Chapel’s courtyard. The Religious Support and an estimated crowd of 400 celebrated Easter on Sunday with a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Fort…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Generations of Americans have considered Paul Revere an icon of Revolutionary War history. However, Paul Revere was not the only rider. (There were two others.)

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Maranda Flynn
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Unsung heroes of Brown Fire support efforts behind scenes

Posted  April 25, 2014

While it is common knowledge that fighting wildfires is best left to the men and women trained to do it, the behind-the-scenes support shouldn’t go unmentioned. Like the popular saying goes, “It takes a village … ” but in the case of larger wildfires, it [can take] multiple villages.

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, V, Z Saturday: A, B, C, D, E, F, T1, T2, T3, V, Z Sunday: T1, T2, T3, V, Z Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, N, P, U, V, Z Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, T1, T2, T3, V, Z…

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FMWR presents circus night on post

Posted  April 25, 2014

During intermission, Families had the opportunity to take an elephant ride. The Asian elephants also performed later in the show April 16 by performing tricks on their hind legs, bowing and lying down.   Attendees watch Carson and Barnes Circus members perform their Native American act consisting of dance and aerial artistry. The Family-oriented attraction…

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Changes to DOD’s privately owned vehicle shipping program start Thursday

Posted  April 25, 2014

American Auto Logistics’, or AAL’s, contract for shipping privately owned vehicles, POVs, will terminate on Wednesday, and effective Thursday, International Auto Logistics, or IAL, will become the new Global POV provider. There will be no break in service available for customers needing to turn-in or pick up a vehicle; however, there will be a short…

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FMWR Briefs – April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Don’t miss Festival of SW this weekend The 2014 Festival of the Southwest runs this evening through Sunday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista. The festival is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. There will be attractions for the entire Family including the City of Fun Carnival, with rides…

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