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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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News Briefs – October 18, 2012

Posted  October 25, 2012

09L interpreters/translators input sought Experienced 09L translator/interpreters should mark their calendars and pass the word about the 09L Interpreter/Translator Critical Task Site Selection Board Nov. 5-9 at Fort Huachuca. This board is to revise and validate the interpreter/translator tasks in the Critical Task List, to review the duty description and to refine the training strategies…

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Thunderbirds compete for best chef

Posted  October 25, 2012

The Chef of the Year event measures a Soldier’s technical and tactical skill at his trade and as a Soldier. Not only do Army cooks need to know how to efficiently and effectively provide much-needed food to Soldiers, but they must be proficient in their warrior tasks and drills.

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Red Ribbon Week celebrated on FH this week

Posted  October 25, 2012

Red Ribbon week, Oct. 23 – 31, is a nationally recognized week for communities to take a visible stand against substance abuse. Wearing a red ribbon or red this week shows a personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle.

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Salutes & Awards

Six retirees, Family members honored for military service Friday

Posted  October 25, 2012

Six Army and Air Force retirees were formally honored for 132 years of combined military service during the quarterly installation retirement ceremony on Fort Huachuca’s Brown Parade Field on Friday.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history: October 25, 2012

Posted  October 25, 2012

513th Military Intelligence Group deploys to Grenada Oct. 27, 1983 Twenty-nine years ago this week, 23 technical intelligence analysts from the 513th Military Intelligence Group deployed to the Caribbean Island of Grenada in support of Operation Urgent Fury. On Oct. 27, two days after the initial invasion, the Army first tasked the U. S. Army…

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RAD, retiree issues, CRSC featured this month

Posted  October 25, 2012

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Jackie Moore.) RAD — Save the date The next Retiree Appreciation Day will be held on Jan. 12, with registration at 8:30 a.m., at the Fort Huachuca Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The annual event highlights speakers from…

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Health & Safety

October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted  October 25, 2012

October is National Depression Awareness Month for the Army, and the 2012 theme is “Redefining Strength – Get Screened, Seek Care.” Oct. 11 was “National Depression Screening Day” and was recognized across the United States. Education was spread on the signs and symptoms of depression. Free behavioral health screenings were available as well. Clinical depression…

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CFC kicks off with higher 2012 goal

Posted  October 25, 2012

The Fort Huachuca Combined Federal Campaign kicked off with a breakfast last week, with guest speaker Brian Kish explaining the CFC focus and how it helps people all over the world. The campaign will run until Dec. 17. The CFC is the largest annual work-place charitable program. It combines a multitude of non-profit organizations, allowing…

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Fort Huachuca supports all in education

Posted  October 25, 2012

Fort Huachuca’s Army Education Center, located across from Barnes Field House, offers many programs and services to assist Soldiers, their Families and civilian personnel in their educational and career development, with Soldiers getting priority. A Joint Education Career Fair in honor of American Education Week will be held at Murr Community Center, Nov. 15, 10…

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Every Soldier to be ‘career ready’ to transition

Posted  October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON — Soldiers will soon get more help transitioning from the Army to civilian life. On Nov. 21, the Veterans Opportunity to Work, or VOW, to Hire Heroes Act requires every Soldier attend the Transition Training Program, according to Danny Pummill, Department of Veterans Affairs director of VA/Defense Department liaison, speaking to reporters at the…

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