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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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Asian/Pacific Heritage Month: “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion” May 1 – 31, 2015

Posted  May 8, 2015

During the month of May we honor Asian and Pacific Americans for their military service and contributions to the success of our Nation. Despite historic obstacles, Asian and Pacific Americans have persevered and contributed to every aspect of American life. This month, we pay tribute to the tenacity, hope and resolve of Asian and Pacific…

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Bee activity unusually high this spring

Posted  May 8, 2015

Courtesy of SV Police Department Chief Tom Alinen Gilbert Mills removes a swarm of bees that descended on the Sierra Vista Police Department last week. More swarms have been spotted than normal so far this year, possibly due to winter rains in the Sierra Vista area, which spurred early and significant growth of flowering plants….

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Survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

Posted  May 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials recently said. Statistics in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study show the percentage of active-duty women who experienced unwanted sexual contact during the past year declined from 6.1 percent in 2012 to an estimated 4.3 percent…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  May 8, 2015

Civilian of the Month: Larry Detar Agency: Mission Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Subject matter expert for Application Security. Develops software to validate network security and answers questions of security of the applications in the field. How long at current assignment: 5 years How long in government service: 22…

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Travel, tourism industry officially recognized this week

Posted  May 8, 2015

Sierra Vista — Governor Doug Ducey, along with the Arizona Office of Tourism, AOT, proclaimed May 2 — 10 as Arizona Travel and Tourism Week, coinciding with the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, giving recognition to Arizona’s top revenue generator and a major employment sector. “I’ve always said that Arizona is a…

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FH Retiree Council shares health care, commissary news

Posted  May 8, 2015

A blue-ribbon panel on military compensation and retirement recommended overhauling the decades-old retirement system for troops and the existing health care program for military families. The long-awaited proposals, unveiled after a nearly two-year study, include offering troops 401(k)-like retirement plans before they reach 20 years of service and replacing the existing TRICARE program with a…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 8, 2015

Army Intelligence showcases Medal of Honor recipients U.S. Air Force photo Retired Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez receives his Medal of Honor in 1981 for actions in Vietnam in 1968. The Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in action against the enemy, was established by Congress in 1861. Originally for enlisted members of the…

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JAG celebrates Law Day by presenting Magna Carta at school

Posted  May 8, 2015

Fort Huachuca’s Staff Judge Advocate Office, JAG, office celebrated Law Day, reaching out to fifth-graders at General Myer Elementary School about the importance of the subject of law.

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DOD: Area flyover to commemorate World War II victory

Posted  May 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — America will remember the millions who helped make possible the European theater victory in World War II with a flyover of the Capitol and National Mall area by historic aircraft today. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe, or VE Day, aircraft from all periods of World War…

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Air Force: $2M prize offered for development of small, efficient turboshaft engine

Posted  May 8, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic The Air Force Prize is designed to spark American ingenuity by inviting a wide audience to compete, and to encourage innovative solutions to Air Force mission requirements beyond typical acquisition programs. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Registration is now open for the $2 million Air Force prize that will be…

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