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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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Chalk Talk – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group Cowboy poets, musicians entertain homeschool group Twenty-two elementary-through-middle-school students from the Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group enjoy entertainment by cowboy musicians and poets on Friday at the Fort Huachuca Youth Center. Friday was the first day of the Cochise County Cowboy Poets Gathering in Sierra Vista. The Utah-based cowboy band, Saddle Strings, sang…

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MVC offers photography contest to on-post residents

Posted  February 15, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, wants to change the cover picture used on the organization’s website and newsletter. The MVC staff is holding a photo contest for all residents living in Fort Huachuca on-post Family housing and would like the winning entry to portray an actual Family residing in on-post housing here at Fort Huachuca,…

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FMWR Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

BOSS plans trip to Renaissance Fest Murr Community Center has discounted tickets available for the Renaissance Festival, which runs through March 31 at Apache Junction. Stop in at Building 51301 to purchase, or call 533.2404 for more information. You’re invited to Right Arm Night The next Right Arm Night, or RAN, will take place Feb….

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News Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Tax Center education refund form update Although there have been concerns about changes in credits and deductions during the 2012 tax filing season, most credits that benefit Soldiers are still in place. For taxpayers working on their first four-year undergraduate degree, the American Opportunity Credit has been extended, and taxpayers can receive up to a…

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“Cinema Africa” Film Festival announced

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Training and Doctrine Command announces its fifth annual “Cinema Africa” Film Festival to be held at various locations from Thursday – March 5. All events are free and open to the general public. On Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m., see the 1987 production of “La Vie est Belle,” “Life is Rosy,” directed by…

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PTSD support available outside VA clinic

Posted  February 15, 2013

The Honorable Allen Clark, founder of the Combat Faith organization and a Vietnam veteran, held a faith-based post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, workshop at the Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel on Tuesday

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted  February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Monday. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that barred…

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FTX keeps 40th ESB in ‘communications ready’ mode

Posted  February 15, 2013

Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, conducted a field training exercise, or FTX, in several Fort Huachuca training areas, this past Feb. 4.

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted  February 15, 2013

Admin Office, Flower Shop, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa Clinic, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main Branch Laundry/Dry Cleaners, Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations-Military Clothing Sales, Enterprise Car Rental, Wired Coffee/RWBAHC/Greely Hall, Barber Shop Greely Hall, Military Clothing Sales Store, Greely Hall Café, Mobils Monday: Closed Launderette Always Open Main Exchange…

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Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

Posted  February 15, 2013

Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it. IG inspections are…

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