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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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Drive Responsibly – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Posted  December 13, 2012

The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent. Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drugs such as marijuana and cocaine are involved in about 18 percent…

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ACS shares items of interest for military Families

Posted  December 13, 2012

New hours of operations for Army Community Service are as follows: Monday – Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. ACS will be closing early today at 1 p.m. Holidays are stressful times for everyone. The Family Advocacy Program staff at ACS offers tips…

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Decorate safely for the holidays

Posted  December 13, 2012

Every year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. In addition, warns CPSC, candles start about 11,600 fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million…

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New e-reader? Visit library for book downloads

Posted  December 13, 2012

With the season of gift giving and receiving right around the corner, it is likely there are many people who might be wishing for an e-reader.

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

National Archives From the beginning, Counterintelligence Corps agents played an important role in the search for documents that could be exploited for order-of-battle information and the identification of spies. Corps of Intelligence Police becomes CIC Dec. 13, 1941 The Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP, was established in 1917 to provide counterespionage support to the…

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Final 2012 Scout publishes Dec. 20, holiday photos sought

Posted  December 13, 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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Common courtesy invests in future of Army

Posted  December 13, 2012

Consideration of others must be a common practice for every Soldier. Common courtesy is an issue that needs to be addressed in today’s Army. Sensitivity and kindness go a long way to building strong relationships. For a leader, that means building relationships with Soldiers, others in your organization, other units and fellow leaders. A leader…

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IOTQ winner moving on up — IOTY

Posted  December 13, 2012

The 2012 United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Instructor of the Year Award will be presented to Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak, Company D, 2-13th Aviation Brigade, common core instructor, on Friday at Fort Rucker, Ala. Kroviak has been an instructor/writer here at Fort Huachuca for two years, with 14 years total in the…

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Cost of DUIs runs high

Posted  December 13, 2012

With the holiday season come the holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an…

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SJA offers volunteer tax preparer opportunity

Posted  December 13, 2012

Each fall, The Staff Judge Advocate Office, or SJA, staff canvasses Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community to find individuals who might be interested in serving as volunteer tax preparers in Fort Huachuca’s Tax Assistance Center, or TAC. While prior experience in preparing taxes is helpful, it is not a requirement to work in…

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