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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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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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Air Force: AF uses lasers to preserve space history

Posted  September 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The site of one of America’s proudest achievements is now little more than a weed-riddled concrete pad, surrounded by twisted, rusting metal. Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 14 is best known as the launch site for NASA’s “Friendship 7,” the flight that brought John Glenn fame as the first American…

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Women’s Equality Day: FH celebrates at Alvarado Hall

Posted  September 5, 2014

The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Team hosted the Women’s Equality Day Observance at Alvarado Hall here, Aug. 26.

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U.S. Army Soldier Show stands strong for Fort Huachuca

Posted  September 5, 2014

Spc. Tierra Ducote, front, a Soldier Show performer stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, sends text messages to her father, played by Sgt. Keith Beverly, stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana, back home while she is deployed, during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Buena Performing Arts Center in Sierra Vista Aug. 26.   Members…

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