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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 20, 2014

USAICoE historians issue invitations to explore Fort Huachuca’s MI hot spots U.S. Army photo The MI Soldier Heritage Walkway was added in the recent update of the MI History Virtual Tour. The walkway was dedicated in 2012 and features 10 interpretive panels highlighting enlisted Soldiers’ contributions to Army Intelligence. A young Army private who is…

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Change of Command starts anew with one, says farewell to another

Posted  June 20, 2014

Maranda Flynn Lt. Col. Jaren Price, outgoing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th MI Brigade, during the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Change of Command ceremony June 13 on Brown Parade Field, Fort Huachuca. Even though it was “Friday the 13th”, there was no apparent bad luck as one commander said…

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Fort Huachuca celebrates Army’s 239th birthday

Posted  June 20, 2014

The U.S. Army Garrison Color Guard takes their place before the start of the Army’s 239th birthday celebration held on Warrior/Sentinel Field. The Soldiers were dressed in uniforms signifying different periods of the Army’s history.   As the youngest Soldier present, Pvt. Ceirra Avenenti, 18, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Brigade, cuts the traditional birthday…

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NETCOM Soldiers vie for top spot

Posted  June 20, 2014

As the temperatures soared in southeast Arizona, Soldiers from Signal commands and brigades from around the globe pushed themselves and each other through grueling events here June 9 – 13, during the 2014 Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

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Air Force: BMT quarters temporarily housing immigrant minors

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The only sounds heard inside the Hackney Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland eight months ago were usually the commands given by military training instructors and the responses returned by trainees in Air Force Basic Military Training, or BMT. There has been silence at the Recruit Housing and…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Low odorant levels in area’s natural gas Southwest Gas is experiencing a low odorant level in its pipelines in Southeast Arizona and Eastern Pima County, impacting its distribution system in surrounding towns including Sierra Vista, Wilcox, Tucson and others. Under proper conditions, a natural gas leak will smell like rotten eggs. Until further notice, people…

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NETCOM remembers fallen Signal Soldiers

Posted  June 20, 2014

In a hushed auditorium, the names of four Signal Soldiers who died while defending the freedom of others were read during a solemn ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, in the Greely Hall auditorium, June 13, adding to the number of Soldiers and Civilians whose pictures line the walls of the Signal Soldier Cove of Remembrance.

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FMWR Briefs – June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Army 10-Miler qualifying races set The second qualifying race for the 2014 Army 10-Miler will be conducted Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. at Brainard Road, west of the Joint Interoperability Test Command. Active duty personnel who will be assigned to Fort Huachuca as of Oct. 12 are eligible to try out. Entry is free and…

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Military recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that because the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation programs are completely self-supporting, they’re unaffected by defense budget cuts and undergoing capital improvements. The AFRCs have served as centerpieces of the Family and Morale, Welfare…

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Commissaries, exchanges, FMWR partner for Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Defense Commissary Agency has launched the Healthy Lifestyle Festival June 6 through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide, including Fort Huachuca. This inaugural event will allow patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at exchanges and fitness events hosted by installation morale, welfare and recreation activities….

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