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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

Command History Office photos Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

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

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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Salutes & Awards

MI NCOs inducted into elite enlisted Soldier club

Posted  January 24, 2014

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, Company B, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion; Staff Sgt. Brian DeWitt, 40th Expeditionary Signal Bn.; Staff Sgt. Nathan Welles, Company E, 309th MI Bn.; and Staff Sgt. Peter Jones, 344th MI Bn., Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, are inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, in Fitch…

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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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Marines: Explore options on ways to pay for college

Posted  January 24, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The education offices aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island now offer a Pay for College class to teach Marines and their dependents how to pay for college without the aid of Tuition Assistance, or TA. “Many Marines were surprised when the…

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Events

Fort’s ‘Best Warrior Competition’ completed, winners announced next month

Posted  January 24, 2014

Finding the “best of the best” was the name of the game as eight Fort Huachuca enlisted Soldiers competed in the 2013 Best Warrior Competition last week, participating in seven different events over three days.

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News Briefs – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Apply for FHCSC Scholarships The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors and adults in continuing education. They are open to children and spouses of U.S. military members, Department of Defense Civilians, National Guard Members and Reservists assigned to Fort Huachuca, or Family members of retired or deceased military….

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FMWR Briefs – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Youth baseball, softball set Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports and Fitness Program personnel have announced registration for Little League Baseball and Ponytail Softball for the upcoming season. Registration will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. For more information about baseball, contact…

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Health & Safety

Healthy Weight Awareness Month: Set realistic weight goals, eat sensibly, attain success

Posted  January 24, 2014

If you made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, you are not alone. Losing weight ranks Number One on New Year’s Resolution lists.

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Community Briefs January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Arizona’s State Balladeer at AFP Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, has captured many of Cochise County legends in a special program of original songs, stories and photography focusing on Cochise County. See him perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. Admission…

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Local

Chalk Talk

Posted  January 24, 2014

Fifth grade student Brandon Deleon created this “blind doodle” in Nancy Murphy’s art class. He is a student in Amy Wolfe’s 5th grade class. General Myer Elementary School Art classes are in full swing for the New Year. Lynn Tompkins’ and Suzi Szymeczek’s fourth grade classes are learning how to weave on simple cardboard looms….

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News Briefs – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

New commanding general announced The chief of staff, Army, announced the following assignment Jan. 8: Brig. Gen. John Morrison, Jr., currently the commanding general of the 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Ga., has been chosen to be the commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Morrison assumed command of 7th SC (T)…

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