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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…

Stephanie Caffall Local

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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Navy: Howard becomes Navy’s first woman to reach four-star rank

Posted  July 3, 2014

Michelle Janine Howard became the first woman to attain the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy’s 238-year history during a ceremony Tuesday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Chairman: Epitome of ‘jointness’ values separate services

Posted  July 3, 2014

Having separate military services brings perspectives to the table that are the epitome of “jointness,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Monday.

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Military Intelligence Hall of Fame Week culminates with two event-filled days

Posted  July 3, 2014

MI Hall of Fame inducts eight The 2013 and 2014 Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at Fort Huachuca June 27 in Alvarado Hall, at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. The eight inductees, or their representative, are: from left, Rusty Bharucha-Reid, representing retired Col. Kurush Bharucha-Reid; retired Col. Thomas…

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‘Number one Intel captain’ receives Weinstein Award

Posted  July 3, 2014

As part of the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame Induction two-day event, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, along with members of the Weinstein Family, took a moment to recognize a Soldier who excels in the Military Intelligence field.

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News Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Independence Day closures, no bus service All City of Sierra Vista offices, except The Cove and airport, will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day. The Cove will hold open swim from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. No other programs will be offered at The Cove on Friday. Vista Transit will not offer bus…

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FMWR Briefs – July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

TMAC closed first week in July Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, including the lunch buffet, is closed through Monday. They will re-open Tuesday. For more information, call 520.533.3802 or 520.533.7322. Diner/Desert Lanes, Buffalo Corral open July 4 Jeannie’s Diner and Desert Lanes will be open July 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop in and…

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Mission completed for FH MI Soldier, Olympic medal received

Posted  July 3, 2014

As the saying goes, “the sky is the limit” but for one local Soldier, whose career has been nothing short of big dreams and success, there has been no limit.

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Community Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Two-day July 4 celebration set The 47th Annual 4th of July Celebration presented by the Sierra Vista Rotary in conjunction with the City of Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca begins today at 5 p.m., and ends with evening fireworks tomorrow at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard. Today: 5 – 11 p. m. – Food, beverage,…

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Wi-Fi, 4G LTE hits battlefield, aids mission

Posted  June 27, 2014

Amy Walker Soldiers from Company B, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, evaluated the new command post 4G LTE/Wi-Fi system (network stacks) at Army’s Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 7. FORT BLISS, Texas — The Army is introducing the power of 4G to the battlefield, providing coverage that stretches across a forward operating…

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Officials offer advice for peak moving season

Posted  June 27, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Help is available for service members, Civilians and their Families making a permanent-change-of-station move this summer, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command officials here said. SDDC, a component of U.S. Transportation Command, provides global deployment and distribution services to meet the nation’s objectives and deploys or sustains about 90…

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