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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 28, 2014

FH students garner several awards in SSVEC, AFCEA YES Fair Students from Sierra Vista Schools took several awards in the 2014 Youth Engineering and Science, or YES, Fair. Winners were announced March 13 at The Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, Sierra Vista. This year’s YES Fair, sponsored by Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative and the…

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TRADOC welcomes new commanding general

Posted  March 21, 2014

Senior Airman Austin Harvill U.S. Army Gen. David Perkins, left, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command incoming commander, accepts the unit colors from Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, during a change of command ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., March 14. FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Gen. David Perkins assumed command of U.S. Army…

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Army at ‘tipping point’ of unmanned aircraft system capabilities

Posted  March 21, 2014

David Vergun Spc. Corey Deer, unmanned aircraft system operator, launches a Raven at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2013. WASHINGTON — “We’re on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems’ ability to deliver capability to the Soldier,” said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach. The unmanned aerial/aircraft system, or UAS, is no longer seen by Soldiers as a…

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

Posted  March 21, 2014

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton a leader of the Women’s Rights Movement Women have achieved incredible progress that seemed unimaginable not so long ago in American history. They persevered through social and cultural challenges and overcame past legal restraints to create a new legacy of achievement…

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Congress told Army needs another BRAC round

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Army has excess infrastructure that is expensive to maintain. Under a tight budget, funds used to maintain that infrastructure could be better spent on Soldier readiness, officials told lawmakers, Wednesday. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, testified before the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction,…

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Fort photographer takes second in Army contest

Posted  March 21, 2014

Michelle Young Fort Huachuca Army spouse Michelle Young, won second place worldwide in the civilian division of the 2013 U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest, people category, for her photo, “Hide & Seek,” pictured here. Dennis Maruska, director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, presented her with a check for $200 from the U.S. Army…

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Health & Safety

Fire season here, think ‘safety’ outdoors

Posted  March 21, 2014

Tanja Linton In May 2013, U.S. Forest Service personnel successfully conducted a 13-acre controlled burn in an area located between Ranges 8 and 9 on Fort Huachuca. These controlled burns take place in fire-prone areas in an effort to reduce the amount of dry grass and brush that can feed wildfires. Spring is here, bringing…

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TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

Posted  March 21, 2014

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the “signature wound” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents and equipment failure. Many military personnel have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating into multiple exposures…

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Letters of interest now accepted by Cochise Community Foundation

Posted  March 21, 2014

COCHISE COUNTY — Nonprofit organizations throughout Cochise County are invited to submit letters of interest for up to $5,000 of funding for projects in the coming year. A review panel with countywide participation will determine which proposed projects are most likely to meet key community needs and align most closely with our donors’ intent. Letters…

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Social Security launches expedited veteran disability process

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions. Carolyn Colvin, the acting Social Security commissioner, said the new process is similar to the way the agency…

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