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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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Community Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Two-day July 4 celebration set The 47th Annual 4th of July Celebration presented by the Sierra Vista Rotary in conjunction with the City of Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca begins today at 5 p.m., and ends with evening fireworks tomorrow at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard. Today: 5 – 11 p. m. – Food, beverage,…

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Wi-Fi, 4G LTE hits battlefield, aids mission

Posted  June 27, 2014

Amy Walker Soldiers from Company B, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, evaluated the new command post 4G LTE/Wi-Fi system (network stacks) at Army’s Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 7. FORT BLISS, Texas — The Army is introducing the power of 4G to the battlefield, providing coverage that stretches across a forward operating…

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Officials offer advice for peak moving season

Posted  June 27, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Help is available for service members, Civilians and their Families making a permanent-change-of-station move this summer, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command officials here said. SDDC, a component of U.S. Transportation Command, provides global deployment and distribution services to meet the nation’s objectives and deploys or sustains about 90…

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July 4th holiday weekend Prevent party from being over before it starts

Posted  June 27, 2014

Enjoying time with Family and friends, grilling with the neighbors, relaxing by the pool and fireworks are all part of the 4th of July holiday weekend. Often, alcohol is a part of the holidays, and, when used responsibly, can add to its relaxed atmosphere. However, sometimes the party is over before it starts when people…

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309th MI Bn. gains new leader during June 20 ceremony

Posted  June 27, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Lt. Col. Erich Spragg, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion incoming battalion commander, Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade and Lt. Col. Laura Knapp, outgoing commander, return from performing the inspection of units during the battalion’s change of command ceremony June 20 on Chaffee Parade Field. The ceremony tradition evaluates…

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Obama to award Medal of Honor to former Soldier

Posted  June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on July 21 to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan, White House officials announced June 23. Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor at the White House for his courageous actions while serving as a forward observer with 2nd…

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Career fair assists Soldiers, Civilians with job search

Posted  June 27, 2014

Above: Visitors frequent tables to gather literature and talk to representatives at the Joint Career and Education Fair Tuesday at Murr Community Center. Open to Soldiers, Civilians, retirees and Family members, the fair hosted by the Army Education Center and Army Career Alumni Program assisted those looking for future job and education opportunities Right: From…

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NETCOM welcomes new senior enlisted leader

Posted  June 27, 2014

Gordon Van Vleet Outgoing Network Enterprise Technology Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly (left) congratulates the incoming NETCOM senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson, at the end of the NETCOM Assumption of Responsibility ceremony, June 20 in Greely Hall. The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, held an assumption of…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes AKO, post-AKO changes taking place

Posted  June 27, 2014

Retirees access personnel, benefits info via DS Logon As of Monday, most retirees and Family members will access personnel and benefits information held by both Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, VA, via DoD Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon. Operated by DoD, DS Logon allows access to multiple DoD and VA websites using a single…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 27, 2014

Public Domain Henry Thomas Harrison was a spy for the Confederacy Harrison delivers his report on Union Army June 28, 1863 Longstreet nodded. He watched, he waited… “What have you got?” “I’ve got the position of the Union Army.” Longstreet nodded, showing nothing. He had not known the Union Army was on the move, was…

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