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EPG celebrates 60 years, new small arc structure dedicated

Maranda Flynn From left, Rob Reiner, former Electronic Proving Ground technical director, Eddie Flores, EPG’s youngest employee, and Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, cut the cake during the EPG 60th Anniversary ceremony on Tuesday at the Intelligence Systems Integration Laboratory. More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the…

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IMCOM welcomes new commander

USAF Photo by Joel Martinez Army Lt. Gen. David Halverson, left, accepts the colors from Army Gen. John Campbell, center, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and assumes duties as commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management as outgoing IMCOM commander Lt. Gen. Mike…

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DoD salutes children during Military Child Month

Tanja Linton Two and 1/2 year old Avie views the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market from the arms of her dad, Capt. Jeremy Larson of Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, at Veterans’ Memorial Park April 3. This month, the Month of the Military Child, helps remind people of the sacrifices military children have to make…

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Electronic books playing bigger role in SVPL

Librarians are asked all the time whether they think print books will go away, and they always answer with a resounding, ‘No!’ The media loves to portray extremes, but the reality of the situation is that outliers always exist. In this case, there are people out there who only read books electronically, and a far…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Following the end of the conflict in Vietnam, the Army Intelligence field was facing a difficult time of introspection and dwindling resources, compounded by harsh criticism from a review panel ordered by the chief of staff.


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ACS announces closures, EFMP information, upcoming training

Posted  August 9, 2013

Army Community Service, or ACS, is closed on Fridays for furlough through Aug. 16. Walk-in services Monday – Thursday are limited. Everyone should make an appointment with the desired program manager to ensure service availability. Call 533.2330 to be connected with a program representative. On Fridays through Aug. 16, the following services will be available…

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What’s new at the library?

Posted  August 9, 2013

Museum Curator Nancy Krieski (center) meets with local visitors at the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. In February 2014, the Sierra Vista Public Library will partner with the Henry Hauser Museum to host Journey Stories, a Smithsonian exhibition that focuses on accounts of travelers and travels. Summer vacation is…

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Spouse employment effort surpasses goal more than 2 years early

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – A White House and Defense Department challenge to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015 surpassed its goal Aug. 1, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told members of the Defense Department’s Military Family Readiness Council at the Pentagon today. The effort to hire 50,000 spouses reached fruition…

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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted  August 9, 2013

As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program.

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Sierra Vista resident creates legacy of success at FH

Posted  August 9, 2013

Steve Usry   A long-time Sierra Vista resident and senior civilian employee of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, retired here at the end of July after a 33-year career. While Steve Usry’s career had the traditional course of progressing through the ranks, it is not ordinary. What makes it unusual is…

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Counselors guide careers, sustain force

Posted  August 9, 2013

One vital mission of the noncommissioned officers, or NOCs, tasked and entrusted with retaining mission-critical service members is to retain enough Soldiers in the various military occupational specialties.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  August 9, 2013

On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered three of his heavy divisions of Iraqi Republican Guards to invade Kuwait, gambling that the United States and the United Nations would not try to stop him.

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Counter Intelligence Corps in Korean War

Posted  August 9, 2013

July 27 marked the 60th Anniversary of the Armistice ending the Korean War. In honor of the Armistice, the following is a story of one of many successful intelligence operations during “The Forgotten War.”

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Department of Defense, or DoD, officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their Family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year…

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News Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Main Gate closure postponed The Main Gate closure originally scheduled today – Sunday has been cancelled due to recent inclement weather. The installation of new safety features will be rescheduled when drier weather returns. Watch for announcement of the new closure dates and times. Westbound I-10 paving underway Paving of the westbound lanes of Interstate…

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