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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…


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Military Family Appreciation Night a success

Posted  December 6, 2012

Attendees make choices from the food spread, provided by Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Caterers, which included various items such as fruit, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese bites and a cheese tray. Army Community Service presented their Military Family Appreciation Night on the evening of Nov. 29 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Service members and…

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Christmas parade attracts thousands at dusk, Saturday

Posted  December 6, 2012

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 and the American Legion Post 52 join together in the Sierra Vista Christmas Parade on Saturday evening. Their float displayed large blow up decorations of Santa, a snowman on a motorcycle and a penguin. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion provide support for veterans and…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941 On the night of Dec. 6, 1941, a message to a Japanese delegation in Washington D.C. was intercepted, broken and distributed by the Signal Intelligence Service, or SIS. This message, which would become known as the Fourteen Point Letter, clearly spelled out…

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Holiday season is here — use credit cards wisely

Posted  December 6, 2012

Too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The same adage applies to credit cards. With the arrival of holiday season, it’s easy to over use a credit card. One swipe, one signature, and it’s out the door with gifts in hand. If failed travel plans leave people stranded in a strange…

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the month

Posted  December 6, 2012

Civilian of the Month: Stephen Krause Agency: Fort Huachuca Fire Department Position and duties: Firefighter; emergency medical technician; hazardous materials technician; rapid intervention team; train-the-trainer; rescue technician; ATV instructor; and current crew chief. How long at current assignment: 10-plus years How long in government service: 18 years; 7 years in the Coast Guard Residence: Vail…

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VA completes more than 1 million compensation claims in 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that the Veterans Benefits Administration, or VBA, which oversees the delivery of disability compensation and other benefits to the nation’s veterans, processed more than one million disability claims during fiscal [year] 2012, marking the third year in row VBA claims processors have exceeded the one million…

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School superintendent takes top place in state for role

Posted  December 6, 2012

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District, or FHAS, won the All Arizona Superintendent Award for the medium-size school district this year. Frueauff will receive the award on Dec.13 in Phoenix. She was nominated for the award by her peers, Tom Quinn, FHAS school board president, Bonnie Austin, assistant superintendent, and…

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Scout seeks holiday photo submissions

Posted  December 6, 2012

The last Scout for 2012 will be published on Dec. 20 and will suspend publication during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The staff plans to run a special holiday photo section in the year’s final issue and seeks photo submissions from the Fort Huachuca community with a deadline of noon, Monday, Dec….

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Military members receive free trees

Posted  December 6, 2012

Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Pvt. Mathew Proctor, Company C, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, from Napa, Idaho, loads a Christmas tree into a car during the Trees for Troops® event, held in Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot, Nov. 29. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and the FedEx Corp collect trees, donated by more than…

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Army opens new intelligence MOS

Posted  December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — A new military occupational specialty: cryptologic network warfare specialist, or 35Q, opened last month. “About 500 to 600 Soldiers are needed initially,” said Lt. Col. Kurt Connell, Military Intelligence Enlisted Branch chief, “but as we fully develop the career path, we’ll probably identify additional authorizations, none of which involve force structure changes.” Soldiers…

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