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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…

Command History Office photos Army

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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Events

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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Local

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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Veterans

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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Local

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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