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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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FMWR Briefs – August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Free movie returns Aug. 9 FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, Aug. 9 at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 520.678.4446 or 520.266.0254. Flag football coaches’ meeting set The coaches’ meeting for the 2014…

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Families earn free admission to Blue Star Museums

Posted  August 1, 2014

Families have until Sept. 1 to explore more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums for free this year. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Department of Defense and participating museums.

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Community Briefs August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Election Poll workers needed Cochise County is hiring poll workers for the Aug. 26 primary and Nov. 4 general elections for voting locations in the City of Sierra Vista. If interested in applying, contact the Cochise County Elections Department, 520.432.8972. Cochise County Immunization Clinic Cochise County Health and Social Services has new clinic days and…

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Civilian mentor program shapes Army installation management’s future

Posted  July 25, 2014

U.S. Army IMCOM photo by Amanda S. Rodriguez U.S. Army Installation Management Command mentors and mentees work on teambuilding skills, building a block tower in total silience, during the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program three day orientation, which started July 15. SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Army Installation Management Command walks the talk, increasing its investment…

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DFAS reminds DoD employees to review tax withholdings

Posted  July 25, 2014

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service gave U.S. Department of Defense employees a friendly reminder to review withholdings from their paycheck, in an email last week. If a large tax refund was received or you owed a large amount in taxes during the recent tax season, you may need to look over your federal and…

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Odierno: Information, instability travel at similar speeds

Posted  July 25, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. – As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said here last night. “People now understand more about what other people might have, what they might want, how much control they want…

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Post children attend Vacation Bible School week

Posted  July 25, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Pictured with the microphone, Colleen Sherod, 20, Vacation Bible School volunteer, emcees a review of the week’s religious lessons as VBS students hold up posters of their “Bible buddies.” The activity took place Friday in the Main Post Chapel. Around 125 children “took a walk on the wild side” attending a week-long Vacation…

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Seifert School-Age Center offers fun for kids, piece-of-mind for parents

Posted  July 25, 2014

Maranda Flynn Selene Ferro, 9, Jaliah Eldridge, 7, and Malachi Bergstrom, 7, build a puzzle train city in the creative play area of the first through third grade room at the Seifert School-Age Center. Creative play allows children to use their imagination and develop character, which falls within the Army’s Baseline Programming standards. For parents…

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Coronado National Forest fire crew assists with Oregon firefighting efforts

Posted  July 25, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – An initial attack firefighting crew from the Coronado National Forest has been assigned to firefighting duties on the Logging Unit Fires north of Warm Springs, Oregon. Coronado Crew 5 was ordered as a firefighting resource on July 16, 2014. The crew departed July 17, arriving at the fires on July 18. Crew…

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Arrival of monsoon signals easing of fire restrictions in Southeast Arizona

Posted  July 25, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – Effective July 11, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Arizona State Forestry Division will…

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