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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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Redress — what it means, what IG staff can do

Posted  October 18, 2012

It is important to know the meaning of the word “redress” since it could possibly apply to you. “Redress” means to remedy or set right. Inspectors General are very limited in what they can do when it comes to providing assistance if an issue or complaint has an established form of redress. Many times, Soldiers…

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Army honors widow who helps families turn grief into hope

Posted  October 18, 2012

After losing her husband in 1992, Bonnie Carroll channeled her grief into a support organization that provides hope and comfort to the surviving Families of service members.

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DOD helps military Families maintain financial readiness

Posted  October 18, 2012

WASHINGTON — As service members prepare for any and all possible military operations, the Defense Department is reaching out to ensure that there are no contingencies back home to distract them from the mission, namely their personal finances. Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth, is leading the information campaign with…

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Teen driving safety, awareness program offered

Posted  October 18, 2012

The Southeastern Arizona DUI (driving under the influence) Task Force in conjunction with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Vista Police Department, Department of Defense Police, Arizona Rangers and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers announce the development of the Teen Driving Safety and Awareness Program. The program was designed to save lives and make highways safer…

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Frequency management now administered by installation Network Enterprise Center

Posted  October 18, 2012

Network Enterprise CenterThe Network Enterprise Center, or NEC, on Fort Huachuca is now responsible for the management of the electromagnetic spectrum on the installation.

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Chief deputy thanks community for support

Posted  October 18, 2012

On Sept. 18 in the evening hours, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was involved in a fatal vehicle accident near Williams. Private funeral services were held for the sheriff and his mother, Annie Dever, who passed away four days prior to the sheriff on Sept. 22. A public memorial service was held at Buena High…

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Marines ‘invade’ Libby Army Airfield

Posted  October 18, 2012

Early Friday evening before the sun set, planes and helicopters approached Libby Army Airfield from the north and could be seen on the radar console inside the airport’s control room.

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Community Briefs – October 25, 2012

Posted  October 25, 2012

Cochise College magazine invites submissions The Cochise College literary magazine, “Mirage,” is now accepting submissions for its 2013 issue. “Mirage” showcases high-quality art and literature produced by community members. Submissions are accepted from Cochise College students and residents of Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. For submission guidelines and the address to send submissions, visit the…

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Haunted house, hayride scare 5,200

Posted  October 25, 2012

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s 4th annual haunted house and hayride drew about 5,200 scare-a-holics

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FMWR Briefs – October 25, 2012

Posted  October 25, 2012

Halloween party set for Saturday at Murr Murr Community Center and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers will host a Halloween party and costume contest for those 18 and older, Saturday, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. A live DJ will play music. Finger foods and a pay-as-you-go bar will be available. For more information, call…

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