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Stephanie Caffall 
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Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

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304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

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Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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Programs for Fort Huachuca youth offered at chapel

Posted  April 3, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Fred Robinson Fort Huachuca’s middle and high school students of Club Beyond participate in a pie-throwing event at the Main Post Chapel. Club Beyond is an after school student ministry group that meets on Wednesdays at the old Colonel Johnston Elementary School. Currently, Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel offers several religious programs…

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Air Force: 1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

Posted  April 3, 2015

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE (AFNS) — The 56th Fighter Wing flew its 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie Tuesday, making it the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. This is the second historic milestone in the past two weeks. Last week, Luke’s first F-35 student sortie was flown marking…

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Disaster preparedness mirrors military readiness, official says

Posted  April 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department takes pride in its readiness to defend the nation against military threats, and also in its role as a partner in emergency and disaster response, a DOD official said. In an interview with DOD News on the April observance of the “America’s PrepareAthon!” campaign, Robert Salesses, deputy assistant secretary of…

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Fort Huachuca Adopt-A-School/Adopt-A-Center Program underway

Posted  April 3, 2015

Each Fort Huachuca accommodation school, Child, Youth and School Service Child Care facility, and Buena High School have a unit assigned as their sponsor through the Adopt-A-School/Adopt-A-Center Program. These relationships were built and grown throughout the 2014 – 2015 School Year.

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News Briefs – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Safety Office issues product safety recalls Fort Huachuca Safety Office personnel are notifying the post community of the following product safety recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cspc.gov. This week the following recalls went into effect: Specialized Bicycle Components recalls aerobars due to fall hazard; Linon Home Décor Products recalls foldable wood…

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Lent, Passover & Easter at Fort Huachuca

Posted  April 3, 2015

Catholic Good Friday Service, Adoration of the Cross April 3, 7 p.m. (Main Post Chapel) Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass April 4, 7 p.m. (Main Post Chapel) Blessing of the Easter Baskets, Pot Luck Fellowship Meal immediately after Mass Easter Sunday Mass April 5, 9 a.m. (Main Post Chapel) Jewish Passover Meal & Observance April…

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FMWR Briefs – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Enjoy TMAC’s Easter Brunch Buffet The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre staff invites everyone to enjoy their Easter Brunch Buffet Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost, with gratuity included, is $25 per person for adults; $12.50 for children 5 – 11; and children 4 and under dine for free. The buffet features roast beef, baked…

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ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

Posted  April 3, 2015

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, family and social status. The site allows the user to take a completely confidential brief survey through…

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Fort Bowie NHS offers guided on-site programs this month

Posted  April 3, 2015

Fort Bowie NHS Bowie, AZ – Southeast Arizona Group Acting Superintendent Jane Rodgers announced recently that Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NHS) is offering free guided programs every Thursday through Sunday this spring through May 3. All programs are free of charge and are an easy way to learn more about the rich history preserved…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  April 3, 2015

Colonel Johnston Elementary School Second graders at Colonel Johnston Elementary School have begun learning about the human body in science. They will use the scientific process of questioning, planning and conducting investigations, using appropriate tools and techniques to gather data and think critically and logically about relationships between evidence and explanations, and communicating results to…

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