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Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

Natalie Lakosil Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, USAICoE command sergeant major, salute the first wreath laid for Memorial Day at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to…

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USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major Wednesday

Natalie Lakosil Col. Thomas A. Boone, U.S. Army Garrison commander, right, passes the noncommissioned officers’ sword symbolizing the change of responsibility for USAG to the incoming USAG command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, during the change of responsibility ceremony Wednesday in Fitch auditorium, Alvarado Hall. The passing of the sword signified Cruz accepting…

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JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

Courtesy Photo From left, Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the Joint Interoperability Test Command, stands with Sgt. Maj. Antonio Vizcarrondo, U.S. Marine Corps, senior enlisted advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader for JITC, after the change of responsibility ceremony at Greely…

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Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

D. Myles Cullen, DOD Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Saturday. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy…

Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro, USAF Commentary

Emerging from the fog: A story of loss, healing, new beginnings

On the way to the hospital, after nine months of anticipation, Luke and JoAnne Lokowich were getting ready for what’s typically the most important moment of a married couple’s life.


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Events

News Briefs July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Fort Huachuca implements fire restrictions Fort Huachuca fire restrictions coincide with the Coronado National Forest, USDA Forest Service, in that no open fires or barbecues of any type are currently allowed in the canyons, mountains, and training areas on the installation due to current fire conditions. In those same areas, smoking is only allowed inside…

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Commissaries partnering with food banks

Posted  July 11, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, has established a formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks. The program now involves 110 stateside commissaries that will divert qualifying food to 77 food banks approved by the Department of Defense, but both numbers will continue to rise. “During…

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FMWR Briefs – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

MCT performance set for Saturday The Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” will be presented Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Colonel Johnston Elementary School. More than 50 local students will perform in the production, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call 520.533.4823. SFA schedules free family pool carnival Sports,…

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July is National Hot Dog Month No matter what their origin, who named them, hot dogs are fun

Posted  July 11, 2014

Hot dogs are among America’s favorite foods.

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Community Briefs July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Astronomy Club to meet The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold its next meeting today, 7 p.m., in the Student Union Building, Community Room at Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. Glenn Minuth will present “What Does it Take to Make a Telescope?” It will retrace the construction of the Mt. Graham International Observatory….

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111th MI Bde. changes leaders during ceremony with unusual touches

Posted  July 3, 2014

The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade began its change of command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field with two special events to bid farewell to its outgoing Commander Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, and to welcome incoming Commander Col. Kevin Wilkinson, June 27.

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Health & Safety

Use fireworks safely over July 4th holiday weekend

Posted  July 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Shooting-off fireworks on Independence Day is becoming more hazardous, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission study issued June 26. In 2013, there were eight deaths and an estimated 11,400 consumers who sustained injuries related to fireworks, the CPSC study said. This represents an increase from 8,700 injuries in 2012. Sixty-five percent, or…

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Health & Safety

INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  July 3, 2014

On the 4th of July Americans everywhere celebrate the independence of our great Nation. Many will commemorate our country’s freedom with cookouts, parades, concerts, and firework displays. While we celebrate our Nation’s independence, we must not forget that the freedoms we enjoy have come with a heavy price. I ask all of you to reflect…

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Be fire safe during July 4 holiday weekend

Posted  July 3, 2014

Fort Huachuca Fire Department personnel wish everyone a festive and safe 4th of July. Events on that day are enjoyable for Families and friends, celebrating the independence of America in 1776. By being safe and following the guidelines of local jurisdictions we can better prepare ourselves to avoid injuries or fires. The fire service has…

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Keep pets safe during 4th of July fireworks

Posted  July 3, 2014

Fireworks are a high point for any Independence Day celebration; however pets can become distressed by the additional noise and commotion. In fact, animal shelters across the nation are accustomed to receiving “July 4th” dogs — dogs who run off during the fireworks celebration and are rescued by animal control officers or good Samaritans. Planning…

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