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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

Command History Office photos Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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DOD: Defense Department celebrates Military Family Month in November

Posted  November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — November in America traditionally is a month of thankfulness, and the Defense Department chose this month to recognize those who support the nation’s armed forces but who don’t wear the uniform: military Families. Barbara Thompson directs the department’s Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, and Special Needs. She recently spoke with DOD…

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Navy: Sailors’ artwork showcases Naval service

Posted  November 7, 2014

Navy Aerographer’s Mate 3rd Class Kristena Huck, from Deming, Wash., left, and Machinist’s Mate Fireman Elizabeth Bowmer, from Astoria, Ore., pose beside a mural they painted on the aft mess decks of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington. The George Washington and its embarked carrier air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready…

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Service members, Civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

Posted  November 7, 2014

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official website states that this year’s Ebola epidemic marks the largest number of confirmed cases of Ebola in history. In order to efficiently respond to an outbreak, Soldiers here trained to ensure they have the skill sets to properly don and doff…

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Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

Posted  November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The 21-day controlled monitoring program for U.S. Service members returning from West Africa is a conservative and prudent approach, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his senior enlisted advisor said Oct. 30. Gen. Martin Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia said they see the reintegration program troops will…

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Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccine

Posted  November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part of their development. During an interview late October, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute…

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News Briefs November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. Join Foreign Service Those preparing to leave the military and who want to see the world while continuing in government service are invited to meet…

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FMWR Briefs – November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Check out Vet’s Day weekend specials FMWR will observe Veterans Day with weekend specials of free services to Active Duty, Family members and retired military at the following facilities: Nov. 8, FMWR Rents (520.533.6707) will offer half-price rentals; Nov. 8, the Arts and Crafts Center (520.533. 2015/533.5550.) will offer free do-it-yourself time; Nov. 9, The…

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Halloween fun abounds on post during October

Posted  November 7, 2014

It was a dark and scary night on post Oct. 31. It was the evening when Fort Huachuca’s ghouls and goblins came out to play. Children donned costumes and with friends and Families made their way around post collecting treats. The activity began early in the month when Mountain Vista Communities announced their search for…

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Wild for Wilderness Festival Saturday; celebrate 50 years of Wilderness Act

Posted  November 7, 2014

Those who enjoy the landscapes of the Sonoran Desert and Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona may want to attend the day long Wild for Wilderness Festival on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson. The free family-oriented event will feature guided nature walks, wilderness…

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Community Briefs November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Tubac to hold fall crafts festival The Tubac Chamber of Commerce is holding a Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, just in time for Holiday Shopping. The festival is underway through Sunday at 5 p.m. The festival is free, but parking is $8. For directions, go to www.tubacaz.com/event/new-tubac-fall-arts-crafts-festival. Bisbee Film Festival underway Bisbee is holding a…

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