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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…

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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German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items.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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VA makes progress on pledge to end veteran homelessness

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON “” The Veterans Affairs Department is making progress on its pledge to end homelessness among veterans, with a focus on getting all homeless veterans off the streets by 2015, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told American Forces Press Service. Shinseki joined President Barack Obama in announcing the plan in November 2009, proclaiming that no veteran…

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Riders – drive to arrive alive

Posted  April 5, 2012

Summer is approaching and with it comes the increase of motorcycle riders. Here in Arizona and on Fort Huachuca the moderate winters give us the privilege of riding year-round. As a motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle rider, I understand the increase the hot weather brings, so I’ve written about a few things I feel are important…

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Community Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

MI Library holding haiku contest Fort Huachuca’s Military Intelligence Library is committed to serving the information needs of the MI students and community. But, sometimes, the staff just wants to have fun. April is National Poetry Month, and the MI Library invites MI Library patrons to enter their Haiku Contest, one poem per day, throughout…

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Chalk Talk April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Colonel Smith Middle School Young thespians perform in school play By Andrea Weigle After several weeks of practice, the Colonel Smith Middle School Drama Club recently staged a production of “Romeo and Julie,” a play by Bill Comeau very loosely based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Under the direction of Phyllis Gerben, the sixth-,…

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Tombstone hosts Rose Festival this weekend

Posted  April 12, 2012

Spring is here and celebrating the 127th blooming of the Tombstone Rose Tree with a parade and festival is one way to welcome the season. Tombstone will host its 2012 Tombstone Rose Festival Friday – Sunday to show off the “softer side of Tombstone history.” Tombstone’s Lady Banksia rose bush…

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FMWR April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Celebrate the Military Child with FMWR The “Month of the Military Child” celebration is set for Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be family oriented activities, including games, jumping castles, paintball, giveaways, information booths, free lunch, popcorn, cotton candy, Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo, “Mrs. B’s Storytime”…

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News Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Debt Collection Notice 2nd Lt. Alex Bayer is the summary court officer for the deceased Soldier, Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas, formerly of Company C., 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Theatre Tactical Signal Brigade. This is a debt collection notice for Spc. Jonathan S. Thomas. All services under Thomas’s name should be put on hold. All…

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Army upgrading Unmanned Aerial Systems

Posted  April 12, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. Army is moving along with a series of upgrades and technological improvements to its unmanned aerial system platforms, or UAS, Program Office officials said April 3. The UAS improvements are part of a broader effort to bring increased sensing and surveillance…

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You don’t always have to color within lines

Posted  April 12, 2012

“The kids come in here and know that no one is judging them. They don’t have to do it for a grade. They don’t have to do it the way we tell them because art is kind of free; you can make it what you want it to be. You don’t have to color in…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

US Military Liaison mission established Shortly after World War II, the United States made an agreement with the Soviet…

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