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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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DUI Memorial Vehicle is reminder of dangers of drinking, driving

Posted  July 11, 2014

An SUV with a crumpled front end and dented doors has been transformed into a symbol of the ultimate cost of driving under the influence — the death of a friend or loved one. The black SUV is emblazoned with 262 white crosses, one for each person killed in 2013 in a DUI-related accident in…

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Huachuca Mountains are home to bobcats

Posted  July 11, 2014

A bobcat explores the rocks in Garden Canyon near the Pictograph Site Sunday evening. These medium-sized cats weigh 15 to 35 pounds with an average adult length of 2 to 4 feet according the Arizona Game and Fish Department website, http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_bobcat.shtml. Bobcats have whitish undersides and have pointed ears with end-tufts. Their short tails, about…

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Absentee voting assistance available on FH

Posted  July 11, 2014

Exercise your right to vote! Voting assistance is available through Fort Huachuca voting assistance officers. They can help members of the Fort Huachuca Community register to vote, request an absentee ballot and notify local election officials back home of a change of address. Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin will hold its primary election on August 12….

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ACS shares disaster preparedness information, ERP news, class dates

Posted  July 11, 2014

Ready Army, special needs Families Army Community Service, ACS, Exceptional Family Program, EFMP, shares information from the Ready Army website. Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  July 11, 2014

Lt. Gen. Alva Fitch creates Military Intelligence Branch

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Reading to babies is vital to brain development

Posted  July 11, 2014

One of my earliest memories is of my mother reading to my brother, sister and me. She would read to us before naptime, and the whole Family gathered together before bed to listen to a story. I loved this time and taught myself to read by memorizing the words she spoke and matching them to what was on the page.

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Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista celebrate 4th of July in patriotic style

Posted  July 11, 2014

The City of Sierra Vista and Sierra Vista Rotary Club presented the 47th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Veterans’ Memorial Park the evening of July 3 and all day on the 4th. Fort Huachuca, a partner, offered military displays, mounted cavalry, music and a guest speaker.

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News Briefs July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Fort Huachuca implements fire restrictions Fort Huachuca fire restrictions coincide with the Coronado National Forest, USDA Forest Service, in that no open fires or barbecues of any type are currently allowed in the canyons, mountains, and training areas on the installation due to current fire conditions. In those same areas, smoking is only allowed inside…

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Commissaries partnering with food banks

Posted  July 11, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, has established a formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks. The program now involves 110 stateside commissaries that will divert qualifying food to 77 food banks approved by the Department of Defense, but both numbers will continue to rise. “During…

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FMWR Briefs – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

MCT performance set for Saturday The Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” will be presented Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Colonel Johnston Elementary School. More than 50 local students will perform in the production, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call 520.533.4823. SFA schedules free family pool carnival Sports,…

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