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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

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40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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Like Soldiers, spouses live Army Values

Posted  March 29, 2012

We are beginning to pack up our first home as we get ready to travel to Georgia for school and then Korea for two years. As we started sorting piles for Georgia, Korea, storage and donation, it struck me that most civilian couples can go years without delving into the deep abyss that is the…

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Vice chief of staff visits TRADOC to find out ‘what’s next’

Posted  March 29, 2012

FORT EUSTIS, Va. “” Gen. Lloyd Austin III traveled to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters March 22 to get an overview of TRADOC and updates on the command’s efforts to shape the Army of 2020. Gen. Robert Cone, TRADOC commanding general, welcomed Austin, who was making his first visit to TRADOC headquarters…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program

Posted  March 29, 2012

The culprit behind America’s second leading cause of death isn’t the result of too many cigarettes or driving recklessly. It’s sitting in people’s bathroom cabinet, kitchen or bedside table, and people might use it every day. Abuse of prescription drugs, whether codeine from a person’s last root canal…

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Crafty students make gifts for mom

Posted  April 5, 2012

Marcela Camarena Lubian, a staff member with the Arts and Crafts center, here, helps Felix Llanes Leon,  6, apply a third layer of paint to the cup he’s making for his Mother on Friday. The cup will be placed in a kiln to be fired, and Llanes and his classmates will then have a completed…

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Community Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Score $15,000 in prizes with AAFES The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Unilever March Madness” sweepstakes will reward six shoppers worldwide with an LG 55″ television, valued at $2,500 apiece. The sweepstakes runs through Saturday, and registration is underway at the Fort Huachuca Post Exchange. Contestants must be 18 or older, and no purchase…

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Chalk Talk April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Bergman’s class is still in first place in the Myer School Running Club for fourth grade and currently in second place overall! They are busy practicing the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards objectives in preparation for the AIMS test which is coming up soon. They are planning a host visit…

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Motorcycling major finds safe outlet for his need for speed

Posted  April 5, 2012

Maj. Jim Markham has a need for speed, and he knows just what to do about it. During the week he puts on his uniform and works as an assistant doctrine editor for the Capabilities, Development and Integration division here. But sometimes he dons racing leathers and takes his 2002 Honda Superhawk…

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FMWR April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

DL schedules bowling tournament Desert Lanes will hold a mixed doubles tournament starting at noon on Saturday. The tournament is open to all adult bowlers. Cost is $20 per person, plus a $5 participation fee for bowlers who don’t have a U.S. Bowling Congress card. Call Desert Lanes at 533.2849 or stop by for more…

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News Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Debt Collection Notice: 2nd Lt. Alex Bayer, 520.533.5886, is the summary court officer for the deceased Soldier, Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas, formerly of Company C., 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theatre Tactical Signal Brigade. This is a debt collection notice for Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas. All services under Thomas’s name should be put on hold….

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Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

Posted  April 5, 2012

The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, providing $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status. Servicemembers, veterans, and beneficiaries of servicemembers whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for RSLSP. To receive this benefit, those who…

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