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CSA makes first visit here, highlights unique capabilities

Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with 111th Military Intelligence Brigade leadership during his visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Dec. 9, 2014. Fort Huachuca leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post Monday and…

City of Sierra Vista Local

Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

City of Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller, city officials, senior leaders from Fort Huachuca and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart stand before the sign designating Sierra Vista a Purple Heart City. The project was initiated by the Sierra Vista Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Sierra…

Maci Hidalgo Local

Fort Huachuca Soldiers, Families receive free trees

Maci Hidalgo The Blair Family searches for the perfect tree during Trees for Troops® at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Dec. 5. The earlier each Family showed up at the event, the more trees they were able to choose from. Soldiers and Family members of Fort Huachuca lined up to receive their free Christmas tree…

Ray Ragan Local

Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

Ray Ragan A tester with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) runs a Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) through a bench test before moving the radio for an open-air developmental test at Fort Huachuca on Sept. 23. MNVR is a next-generation radio system designed to bridge both data and voice communications from brigade and…

Ordnance-2 Health & Safety

Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel on Monday. If…


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Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Posted  November 21, 2014

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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AF beats Army during first FH Army, AF Turkey Bowl

Posted  November 21, 2014

Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base competed against Soldiers from Fort Huachuca during the annual Turkey Bowl flag football game, Nov. 14 and brought home a victory.

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News Briefs November 21, 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

Next week’s Scout delivered early Next week’s Thanksgiving issue of the Fort Huachuca Scout will be distributed Wednesday, Nov. 26 instead of on Friday, Nov. 28. The final paper goes to press on Tuesday morning instead of on Thursday, the normal press date. All items for publication in next week’s Scout must reach the Public…

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FMWR Briefs – November 21, 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

Bowling clinic takes place Saturday Desert Lanes will host a free bowling clinic for bowlers of all ages and skill levels Saturday starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call 520.249.9353 or 520.221.5110. Get your turkey on! Does it make you feel sad that Thanksgiving comes only once a year? Thunder Mountain Activity Centre can…

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Let’s talk turkey: Prepare a perfect bird during Thanksgiving holiday

Posted  November 21, 2014

Courtesy photos When preparing the turkey, ensure the bird is completely thawed and all utensils are clean. To avoid the spread of bacteria during the preparation process, use clean utensils and wash hands frequently. Whether having a big group over to share the Thanksgiving festivities or it’s just you and the Family, the centerpiece of…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  November 21, 2014

Colonel Johnston Elementary School Suzanne Briseno’s first grade class is learning different strategies in math to help them become more fluent in addition and subtraction. They are practicing skip counting by 5s, 10s and 2s. In reading, the students are learning different reading strategies to help them become good readers. They are practicing sight words…

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Community Briefs November 21, 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

Seeking services for a veteran? The Department of Veteran Affairs Coaching Into Care program is a free, national call center whose mission is to educate, support and empower Family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a veteran. Callers will receive resources, referrals, advice, problem solving assistance as well as a confidential…

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Army

Predator makes maiden flight on U.S. soil for Arizona Air National Guard

Posted  November 14, 2014

2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts The Arizona Air National Guard Predator sits on the runway awaiting taxi and takeoff for its maiden flight at Libby Army Airfield, Fort Huachuca. The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight…

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Army Production premieres ‘iSoldier’ newscast targeting younger Soldiers

Posted  November 14, 2014

Army Broadcasting Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers, Nov. 7. The newscast from Army Broadcasting at Fort Meade, Maryland, is a weekly two-minute Internet-based program showcasing the most current Army information from around the world. The program can be found at http://www.youtube.com/TheSoldiersMag….

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WARRIOR CARE MONTH 2014 — Show of Strength

Posted  November 14, 2014

Each November, the military Services commemorate our sacred obligation and enduring commitment to wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Families and caregivers. These men and women have personally contributed to the strength of the force and the strength of our Nation. Their determination and resilience in recovery inspires us all. The theme for…

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