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Natalie Lakosil U.S.

Black History Month marks 100 years of progress

Natalie Lakosil More than 100 people took part in the 100th celebration of observing African American/Black History Month Feb. 26. The mood was light and joyous as more than 100 people of all backgrounds gathered at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Feb. 26 to celebrate the 100th anniversary observance of Black History Month. “I always…

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Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month highlights resources

U.S. Army graphic The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations or deaths were associated with a singular traumatic brain injury, or TBI, a combination of a TBI and additional sources of injury. ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Throughout the year, we designate specific months to remind…

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Air Force: WWII pilot reunited with P-47

Sitting in a wheelchair with images of airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corps hat on his head, 92-year-old Retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course here Saturday.

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309th MI Bn. run brings community together

Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

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Living Wax Museum brings history to life

Second grade students at Colonel Johnston Elementary School brought history to life during their Living Wax Museum presentation on Tuesday morning.


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Salutes & Awards

‘Number one Intel captain’ receives Weinstein Award

Posted  July 3, 2014

As part of the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame Induction two-day event, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, along with members of the Weinstein Family, took a moment to recognize a Soldier who excels in the Military Intelligence field.

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News Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Independence Day closures, no bus service All City of Sierra Vista offices, except The Cove and airport, will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day. The Cove will hold open swim from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. No other programs will be offered at The Cove on Friday. Vista Transit will not offer bus…

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FMWR Briefs – July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

TMAC closed first week in July Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, including the lunch buffet, is closed through Monday. They will re-open Tuesday. For more information, call 520.533.3802 or 520.533.7322. Diner/Desert Lanes, Buffalo Corral open July 4 Jeannie’s Diner and Desert Lanes will be open July 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop in and…

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Mission completed for FH MI Soldier, Olympic medal received

Posted  July 3, 2014

As the saying goes, “the sky is the limit” but for one local Soldier, whose career has been nothing short of big dreams and success, there has been no limit.

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Community Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Two-day July 4 celebration set The 47th Annual 4th of July Celebration presented by the Sierra Vista Rotary in conjunction with the City of Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca begins today at 5 p.m., and ends with evening fireworks tomorrow at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard. Today: 5 – 11 p. m. – Food, beverage,…

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Army

Wi-Fi, 4G LTE hits battlefield, aids mission

Posted  June 27, 2014

Amy Walker Soldiers from Company B, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, evaluated the new command post 4G LTE/Wi-Fi system (network stacks) at Army’s Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 7. FORT BLISS, Texas — The Army is introducing the power of 4G to the battlefield, providing coverage that stretches across a forward operating…

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Officials offer advice for peak moving season

Posted  June 27, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Help is available for service members, Civilians and their Families making a permanent-change-of-station move this summer, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command officials here said. SDDC, a component of U.S. Transportation Command, provides global deployment and distribution services to meet the nation’s objectives and deploys or sustains about 90…

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July 4th holiday weekend Prevent party from being over before it starts

Posted  June 27, 2014

Enjoying time with Family and friends, grilling with the neighbors, relaxing by the pool and fireworks are all part of the 4th of July holiday weekend. Often, alcohol is a part of the holidays, and, when used responsibly, can add to its relaxed atmosphere. However, sometimes the party is over before it starts when people…

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Salutes & Awards

309th MI Bn. gains new leader during June 20 ceremony

Posted  June 27, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Lt. Col. Erich Spragg, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion incoming battalion commander, Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade and Lt. Col. Laura Knapp, outgoing commander, return from performing the inspection of units during the battalion’s change of command ceremony June 20 on Chaffee Parade Field. The ceremony tradition evaluates…

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Obama to award Medal of Honor to former Soldier

Posted  June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on July 21 to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan, White House officials announced June 23. Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor at the White House for his courageous actions while serving as a forward observer with 2nd…

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