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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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Sierra VistAbility Day, job fair to take place

Posted  September 12, 2014

Sierra VistAbility Day Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” In celebration, the City of Sierra Vista Commission on Disability Issues and the…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  September 12, 2014

Special Operations is part of Army Intelligence Heritage As an intelligence sergeant assigned to Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, Sgt. 1st Class Bennie Adkins’ job was to oversee intelligence collection on the enemy’s locations and activity in his operations area. He was assigned to Special Forces Camp A Shau, near the Ho Chi Minh…

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Cultural programming comes to SV Public Library

Posted  September 12, 2014

As a library located close to an international border, the Sierra Vista Public Library, or SVPL, staff strives to provide books, language programs, and events for all patrons as the cross promotion of both American and Mexican cultures and heritage is important.

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Air Force: Recon squadron keeps remotely piloted aircraft flying

Posted  September 12, 2014

Staff Sgt. Nelson Cherry inspects an MQ-9 Reaper with the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron Aug. 18, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The Reaper is launched, recovered and maintained here. It is also remotely operated by pilots in bases located in the U.S. Cherry is an aircraft armament systems specialist with the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron….

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News Briefs September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014

Pilot program earns spouses college credit Defense officials will soon launch a pilot program in the fall that will help military spouses put together portfolios of education and work experience for possible college credit. The program is part of the Defense Department’s continuing effort to improve education and career opportunities for spouses, who face issues…

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FMWR Briefs – September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014

Don’t miss All Army Boxing All Army Boxing returns to Fort Huachuca’s Barnes Field House, with preliminary bouts set for tonight, with the championship night scheduled for Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bouts start at 7 p.m. However, the dates of the preliminary bouts are subject to change. Boxers from installations around the…

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Athletes help celebrate 20th anniversary of Steelhead Triathlon

Posted  September 12, 2014

Families, volunteers and racers all showed their support at this year’s 20th Annual Steelhead Triathlon, held Saturday at Irwin Pool on Fort Huachuca.

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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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