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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

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Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

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Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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U of A Wildcats football team visits fort, meets Soldiers, leaders

Posted  August 22, 2014

Head coach of the University of Arizona football team, Rich Rodriguez and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca’s Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, take time to catch up with each other prior to the football team’s arrival to the installation Saturday. During their visit, the team enjoyed dinner and ice…

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Steelhead Triathlon’s 20th anniversary means more than just competition

Posted  August 22, 2014

For the 20th year in a row, the local community will participate in the Annual Steelhead Triathlon Sept. 6, beginning at Irwin Pool on Fort Huachuca.

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News Briefs August 22, 2014

Posted  August 22, 2014

All Army Boxing Championship here soon Tanja Linton Female boxers Sgt. Felisha Estrada, an Army World Class Athlete Program member from Colorado, left, and 2nd Lt. Giovanna Camacho, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, use the ball-drill technique under the direction of Head Coach Charles Leverette while training during the All Army Boxing Camp currently underway on…

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FMWR Briefs – August 22, 2014

Posted  August 22, 2014

Sesame Street/USO Experience coming to FH The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families will visit Fort Huachuca Sunday with special shows at Barnes Field House at 2 and 6 p.m. The show focuses on the challenges of deployments and their impact on military youth. During the performance, Elmo and his Sesame pals will help Katie…

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Soldier Show comes to Sierra Vista next week

Posted  August 22, 2014

Melissa Buckley Members of the U.S. Army Soldier Show perform at Abram’s Theater, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, July 31. The 2014 production of the Soldier Show hits town next week. The public is invited to attend this live show at the Buena High School Performing Arts Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at…

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Football season approaches: Buena High School Colts practice on post’s turf field

Posted  August 22, 2014

Buena High School’s varsity football team played through an inter-squad scrimmage game as long as they could before the rain began to fall on Fort Huachua’s Bujalski Field Aug. 13. Despite the potential for stormy weather, the evening drew a number of spectators to watch the Buena Colts practice on the post’s artificial turf field.

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Community Briefs August 22, 2014

Posted  August 22, 2014

15th Annual Hummingbird Triathlon The 15th Annual Hummingbird Triathlon takes place Saturday at The Cove Aquatic Center, 2900 Martin Luther King Pkwy, Sierra Vista. Check-in begins at 5 a.m. Compete as an individual or as a team. Finish the 800-yard swim, 13-mile bike ride, and 5k run. Register before Aug. 22 ($45 individual or $75…

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Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Posted  August 15, 2014

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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Antiterrorism Awareness Month: Army community must stay alert

Posted  August 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — A suspicious package arrives in the mail. An employee is acting erratically. A group is seen surveying an Army installation. A social media contact you’ve never met has taken a keen interest in your unit’s movements. The Army community needs to be aware of their surroundings and report anything that seems out of…

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2014 Antiterrorism Awareness Message

Posted  August 15, 2014

What are the dangers which menace us? If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against. ~ James Monroe, 1st Inaugural Address, March 4, 1817 August marks the Army’s fifth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Each year, we improve our defenses through increased threat awareness and organizational and individual protection measures. Throughout…

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