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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Events

News Briefs – February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 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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Health & Safety

Fort Huachuca facilities, equipment support ‘Be Fit’ goals

Posted  February 22, 2013

Whether in the military or not, everyone should embrace a lifestyle which strongly incorporates physical fitness to keep the body healthy, fit and prevent possible injuries or illnesses that can be costly or possibly impact individuals for the rest of their lives.

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Local

704th MI Brigade trains in Utah mountains

Posted  February 22, 2013

In preparation for an upcoming deployment, Soldiers of Company A, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, traveled to Camp Williams for several weeks of training in the mountains of Utah.

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Veterans

Support programs available to retirees, Family members

Posted  February 22, 2013

Many retirees may be unaware of a number of services that remain available to them, even after leaving active duty. Regardless of their branch of service, retirees and their Family members may use the following support activities: Army Community Service The Army Community Service, or ACS, mission is to facilitate the commander’s ability to provide…

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Army

Military Intelligence — this week in history: February 23, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Army Security Agency flies Last ARDF mission in Vietnam Courtesy of Carlos Collat The last formation of aircraft with LEFT JAB systems fly over Vietnam. Notice the extended antenna on the two systems in the front of the formation. Feb. 16, 1973 In February 1968, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV, established a requirement for…

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SIPRNet migration to take place on FH

Posted  February 22, 2013

The Secure Internet Protocol Router Network, or SIPRNet, locally managed exchange email accounts will be migrated to a centrally managed Department of Defense Enterprise Email, or DEE, on Thursday. This is an effort to move DoD assets to “the cloud” to consolidate resources and reduce costs, according to Ken Forner, chief, Server Management Branch, Fort…

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Local

I-10 east of Tucson to close overnight March 8

Posted  February 22, 2013

A major interstate closure between Tucson and Benson overnight on March 8 will force drivers to alter travel plans or prepare for a 67-mile detour, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Approximately 30 miles east of downtown Tucson, Interstate 10 will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. March 8 until 6 a.m….

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Army

FH-trained tracker Airmen protect Bagram

Posted  February 22, 2013

Senior Airman Chris Willis, USAF Tech. Sgt. John Dolbee (left) and Staff Sgt. Ben DeSantiago connect a power source to a ground sensor for an enemy movement and detection training scenario Feb. 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The team uses a series of search techniques from simple, eyes-on to ground sensors to track insurgent activity…

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Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on preparations for potential sequestration on March 1 and furlough notifications

Posted  February 22, 2013

To All Department of Defense Personnel: “For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that would do both to this…

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Commentary

Garrison commander addresses workforce about possible furlough

Posted  February 22, 2013

To Our Dedicated Civilian Workforce: “On Wednesday morning, the Secretary of Defense notified Congress that all DoD civilian employees will receive notification of a possible furlough. This includes the civilian workforce at Fort Huachuca. “This is a procedural step at this point. If the budget situation is not resolved by March 1, and a furlough…

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