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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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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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