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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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Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day

Posted  September 19, 2014

More than 180,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,200 sites across the country on Sept. 27 to take part in the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States — National Public Lands Day. The Friends of the San Pedro River and the Bureau of Land Management invite the public to…

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Cochise College 50th celebration features authors, ceremonies, Beatles

Posted  September 19, 2014

Cochise College will kick off its 50th anniversary festivities on Monday at the Sierra Vista campus. Identical events in the same time slot take place Tuesday on the Douglas campus. On Monday at 4 p.m., an authors’ signing takes place, followed by a ceremony at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., Twist & Shout: The Definitive…

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Community Briefs September 19, 2014

Posted  September 19, 2014

Take USO survey, win prize Sound off to win $500 through Oct. 1. Active duty, and members of the National Guard and Reserve are invited to share feedback about United Service Organization, USO, Centers. To enter for a chance at the $500 Visa gift card, complete the online survey at www.telluso.org. Zumbathon announced The Cochise…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  September 19, 2014

From left, Peer Mediators at General Myer Elementary School work on their tie-dyed shirts for peer mediation. Pictured are fifth grade peer mediators Haylie Weakland, Autumn Wilson, Ashari Brown, Lilliana Perez,. Gary Nieves, Anthony Hudson, all 10, and Peer Mediator guide, Sherry Avery, in the background. General Myer Elementary School Kari Deluna’s fourth grade class…

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Logistics Readiness Center provides different facets of support on post

Posted  September 12, 2014

Donald Nelson Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion take a class in pallet building April 24 at the battalion’s motor pool. The class dealt with the logistical side of deployment the Soldiers would later experience. When it comes to providing day-to-day installation services the Logistics Readiness Center, or LRC, directs, manages and coordinates a…

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Traffic changes at fort’s East Gate begin Monday due to major construction

Posted  September 12, 2014

The east gate on Fort Huachuca receives a major facelift beginning Monday. The project will impact traffic flow into the installation and there will be delays. Two lanes will be open for inbound traffic which will be routed through the outbound lanes for a portion of the road. Traffic will be inbound only from 5…

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U.S. Army celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  September 12, 2014

Army.mil Mr. Gonzalo Soanes, mayor of Caguas, explains how his town conducted blackouts to Lt. Col. F. Parra, Maj. Gen. Collins, and Lt. Gen. Andrews, Puerto Rico, November 1941. The U.S. Army recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. America’s diversity is a source of strength, and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend…

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Are you, your Family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

Posted  September 12, 2014

J.D. Leipold Bill Newman of the Army’s Emergency Management Program at the Pentagon speaks with a Soldier about creating an emergency kit for his Family. The “Ready Army” display at the Pentagon early this month was part of September’s National Preparedness Month. WASHINGTON — Every September for the last 11 years, the Federal Emergency Management…

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Preventing suicide: ‘Power of 1’ could save a life

Posted  September 12, 2014

WASHINGTON — As Suicide Prevention Month and year-long Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs efforts continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials emphasize the importance of the power of one, peer support and resources. The DoD, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched “The Power of 1” campaign in observance of Suicide…

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Young artist helps local PD catch criminals through her work

Posted  September 12, 2014

Courtesy photo Makenzie Sargent is pictured with some of her artwork. A young woman whose parents work on Fort Huachuca is helping the Sierra Vista Police Department take a bite out of crime through her artwork. Makenzie Sargent, 18, was one of two students whose ideas were blended together to create a colorful new logo…

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