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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…

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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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Liberia, US build Ebola treatment centers, decrease virus growth rate

Posted  October 31, 2014

The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and U.S. forces are building Ebola treatment units (ETUs) to provide care for critically ill Liberians infected by Ebola.

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Alpha Company 2-13th Avn. Regt. scene takes first place at annual Haunted Hayride

Posted  October 31, 2014

The annual Haunted Hayride on Fort Huachuca took place at Wren Arena over the weekend and, for the third year in a row, Alpha Company, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, took first place for their spooky scene.

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News Briefs October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. DA Form 1687 signature requirement changes Effective immediately, the DA Form 1687 will require both handwritten and digital signatures for the identified authorized representatives. Up…

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FMWR Briefs – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Vendors needed for N.O.E.L. event FMWR is looking for arts and crafts, novelty and other vendors for the 2014 Night of Extraordinary Lights Christmas Village set for Dec. 12 – 13, 6 – 10 p.m., at Brown Parade Field. This event was previously held at Mountain View Golf Course. For more information, call 520.538.0836 or…

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Operation Rising Star — Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

Posted  October 31, 2014

Active-duty service men and women still have an opportunity to submit videos online to compete for two of six finalist spots and a chance to be named the 2014 “Rising Star.”

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Chalk Talk

Posted  October 31, 2014

Colonel Smith Middle School Submitted photo Olympian and Soldier, Capt. Chris Fogt, meets with Colonel Smith Middle School staff and students to give a motivational speech on Oct. 23. Staff and Soldier pictured from left: Nanette Filleman, Monica Oviedo, Sara Frickenschmidt, Fogt, Andrea Weigle and Jennifer Truitt-Lewis. General Myer Elementary School Bette Gallant From left,…

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Community Briefs October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

SV Elks Lodge Haunted House & Spooky Carnival The Sierra Vista Elk’s Lodge will host a Haunted House and Carnival today, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., at and near the Elks Ramada, 1 Elks Ln. The Haunted House for children 12 and over will be open today, 5 – 10 p.m. Carnival games are 1 –…

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Army makes significant strides in energy programs

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Army has made significant strides in its energy programs, despite challenges with budgets and manpower, according to a top Army official.

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Fort Huachuca showcases energy audit program

Posted  October 24, 2014

October is Energy Awareness Month and it is an appropriate time to describe the programs and services available to those responsible for managing Fort Huachuca’s various facilities. As part of the Army’s Net Zero Program, Fort Huachuca personnel are working to both reduce its energy consumption and to produce more of what people do use…

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Ebola Virus Disease outbreak — know the facts

Posted  October 24, 2014

Ebola Virus Disease, previously known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, was originally discovered in 1976 in what is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and since its first discovery has appeared sporadically through Africa. It is still unknown how the first human became infected; but, it is suspected the first person was infected…

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