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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

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40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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Community Briefs September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014

Bisbee Blues Festival begins today The 10th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival is underway at City Park and local venues across Bisbee. The main event will be Saturday in City Park with large selection of bands including Zak Harmon, Buzz and the Soul Senders, Dave Riley & Bob Corritore, and more. Gates open at 11 a.m….

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Force protection exercise proves successful at Fort Huachuca

Posted  September 5, 2014

Maranda Flynn Fort Huachuca police secure the area where a “casualty” lies prone. The artificial body was one of the props used during the Aug. 27 force protection exercise that took place on Fort Huachuca. In the background, a Soldier evaluates the processes and procedures of the various organizations that participated. On Aug. 27 at…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Awareness Month, 2014 Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening Our Professionals

Posted  September 5, 2014

Our Soldiers, Civilians and Families remain our strength, demonstrating unparalleled skill and professionalism as they support our great Army and defend our Nation. While our commitment to them extends year-round, we call special attention to our ongoing efforts to build individual resiliency skills during the Army’s observance of Suicide Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Enhancing…

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Soldiers to take Military Workplace Survey

Posted  September 5, 2014

J.D. Leipold Soldiers can take the RAND Military Workplace Survey on their smartphones by forwarding the invite to their personal email accounts. FORT MEADE, Md. — Soldiers asked to participate in a workplace survey over the next couple of weeks should take a few minutes to complete it, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray…

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Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted  September 5, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  September 5, 2014

Civilian of the Month: William Jensen Agency: Communications Security Logistics Activity Position and duties: New equipment trainer and a cryptographic modernization team lead How long at current assignment: Since 2006 How long in government service: Since 1998, active duty retired Residence: Hereford Family: Wife Ivy, son Kayden and daughter Danilynn Hobbies: Sports and ATV riding…

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DoD announces guidance for upgrading discharge requests

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it has issued supplemental guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records, BCM/NR, when considering petitions regarding discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. “This is our responsibility and the right thing to do for veterans,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. “This…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  September 5, 2014

Alsos Mission seizes French government arsenal Courtesy Photo Alsos members dismantle the German experimental nuclear pile at Haigerloch in April 1945. September 1944 “Play it by ear … Don’t step on anyone’s toes.” This was the only guidance given to Col. Boris Pash when he was put in charge of the Alsos Mission. Alsos was…

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Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program

Posted  September 5, 2014

Research and preparation are key to a successful transition, and the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, or SFL-TAP, staff have prepared updated small group seminars to make transitions to Civilian life and the work world smoother. According to Counselor Rebecca Alwine, “The updated seminars will begin in September, and will be available on…

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Marines: Final flight of UH-1N Huey for HMLA-773

Posted  September 5, 2014

The UH-1N Huey (right) escorts a UH-1Y Venom during the final flight of the UH-1N Huey for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Marine Aircraft Group 49, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, Aug. 28. The escort symbolizes the stepping aside of one helicopter platform to allow for an improved version to…

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