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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

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40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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111th MI Brigade announces AIT Platoon Sergeant of Year

Posted  June 6, 2014

After more than two days of intense physical and mental challenges, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade announced Sgt. 1st Class Charles Sheffield, Company B, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, as the 2014 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year on Wednesday.

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Museums offering free admission to military More than 2,000 museums nationwide are offering free admission to military personnel through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Military service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their Families are eligible. This is the fifth year for the Blue Star Museums Program created by the National Endowment for the Arts…

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Community Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Ride big waves at Tsunami Night The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, the Cove, cranks up the waves today, 7 – 10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes pizza and soda. DJ Tech FX will crank up the music for the Tsunami Night Dance Contest. For more information, call 520.417.4800. Chiricahua NM waives entrance,…

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FMWR Briefs – June 6, 2014

Posted  June 5, 2014

Murr CC holds bazaar this weekend Murr Community Center presents the Spring Bazaar tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. The event, which features local arts and crafts vendors, is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call 520.533.2404. AFAP Teen Conference scheduled The Army Family…

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D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead of 70th anniversary

Posted  June 5, 2014

Veteran paratrooper Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, returned to coastal France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of World War II.

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Post, off-post community observes Memorial Day

Posted  May 30, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Pictured center, Thea Chapman, Widowed Support Center secretary, participates in the wreath laying ceremony during the Memorial Day Observance at the Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery Monday with the assistance of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members. Three wreaths were presented during the ceremony. In honor of our nation’s fallen military service members, U.S. Army…

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Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

Posted  May 30, 2014

Nancy Jones-Bonbrest Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which is the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations focused on improvement and simplification of the Army’s networked capabilities, came to a close May 22. More than 900 Marines, a British mechanized brigade headquarters, and 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, fought side-by-side in…

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S….

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Afghanistan

Posted  May 30, 2014

I strongly support the president’s decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year. This presence, which is contingent on a signed bilateral security agreement, will help ensure that al Qaeda cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress…

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ACAP sets up Soldiers for success after military

Posted  May 30, 2014

Maranda Flynn Army Career and Alumni Program counselor Dana Nolan assists service members while completing their transition process out of the military. Attending the ACAP program is mandatory in order to be released from active duty. As the military draws down and Soldiers prepare to transition out, timely preparation for the Civilian lifestyle is crucial…

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