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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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Holiday bazaar offers early shopportunity, raises $$$ for student awards

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club’s Holiday Bazaar took place on Saturday and Sunday and was free and open to the public.

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Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

Posted  November 8, 2012

NATICK, Mass. — An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.” A collaborative effort between the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and Program Executive Office Soldier resulted in an improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV,…

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New filters installed on library Internet

Posted  November 8, 2012

Those who use the WIFI connection or the public computers at the Sierra Vista Public Library, might notice something different. Although the library’s policies on computer use and Internet access have not changed, Internet filters have been applied in order to comply with state and federal laws. The Sierra Vista Public Library provides access to…

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New online game trains youth against cyber attacks

Posted  November 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Worms, viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware: BEWARE! The National Science Center, or NSC, is now training youth to stay safe from cyber attack malware when they’re surfing the Web or using email and cell phones. A new online game called Cyber Swarm Defenders is targeted to 6th – 8th grade students and is…

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Instructor of the Quarter

Posted  November 8, 2012

Instructor of the Quarter: Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak Agency: 2-13th Aviation Regiment Position: 15W Common Core Instructor, platform instruction in a classroom environment. How long at current assignment: 2 years, since Dec. 2010 How long in government service: 14 years, since July 1998 Residence: Tombstone Family: 2 brothers Hobbies: Golf, playing video games Accomplishments:…

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ACS shares news about upcoming events, classes

Posted  November 8, 2012

ACS hours change on Tuesday New hours of operations for Army Community Service will be in effect starting Tuesday and are as follows: Monday – Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Military Family Appreciation Night Military Family Appreciation Night will be held Nov….

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Manual for Courts-Martial goes mobile

Posted  November 8, 2012

The rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers is far-reaching into all facets of the U.S. Army. As technology forges ahead, Soldiers in the battlefield, students in classrooms and now attorneys in military courtrooms are using mobile technologies to support their daily operations. At the request of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville,…

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Fort’s new school liaison officer has solid plan to support students

Posted  November 8, 2012

With the enthusiasm of a teacher entering the classroom for the first time, Erin Schnitger presented her plan on Tuesday. Schnitger was hired one month ago to be the new Fort Huachuca school liaison officer, or SLO. She gave her initial quarterly Student Transition Response Team briefing at Expanding Horizons Child Development Center to educators,…

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Recycling partnership between Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista continues strong relationship

Posted  November 8, 2012

Mountain Vista Communities has completed its first year of the Fort Huachuca Solid Waste partnership with the City of Sierra Vista Department of Public Works, on July 18. Mountain Vista Communities offers the residents the ability to recycle materials that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. They provide the blue recycle bins to the…

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Veterans Day established after World War I

Posted  November 8, 2012

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

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