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Stephanie Caffall 
Staff Writer Local

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….

Natalie Lakosil
Staff Writer Local

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…

Natalie Lakosil Army

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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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Afghanistan

Posted  May 30, 2014

I strongly support the president’s decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year. This presence, which is contingent on a signed bilateral security agreement, will help ensure that al Qaeda cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress…

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ACAP sets up Soldiers for success after military

Posted  May 30, 2014

Maranda Flynn Army Career and Alumni Program counselor Dana Nolan assists service members while completing their transition process out of the military. Attending the ACAP program is mandatory in order to be released from active duty. As the military draws down and Soldiers prepare to transition out, timely preparation for the Civilian lifestyle is crucial…

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AAFES team member ‘Mama B’ retires after 31 years

Posted  May 30, 2014

For Barbara Slaughter, or ‘Mama B’ as her coworkers often called her, it was a bittersweet day as she put in her final hours on the clock with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service May 23, retiring after 31 years. Slaughter, the administrative assistant for the Exchange, began her career with AAFES in 1975…

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101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

Posted  May 30, 2014

As the days get hotter and longer, hazards and risks increase across the Army and injury-related statistics often rise. Running from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Army’s 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us that we can’t afford to lose focus on safety while either on- or off-duty. Family…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

Posted  May 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Sony Merus Staff Sgt. Sony Merus is pictured in his official Department of the Army photo taken on Nov. 11, 2013. Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted  May 30, 2014

Retired Soldiers play a crucial role in shaping the Army’s future [You are currently seeing] news reports almost daily about our nation’s struggle to find a way ahead for our military and the generations of Americans who have kept us safe and protected our freedoms here and abroad. The arguments may seem to be new…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 30, 2014

Harriet Tubman was nurse, spy, scout Maj. Gen. David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued the valuable military pass in 1861. It read: “Give her free passage at all times, on all government transports. Harriet … is a valuable woman. She has permission, as a servant of the government, to purchase…

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Marines: MCSC looks to bridge capability gap for water purification

Posted  May 30, 2014

Marine Corps Systems Command, MCSC, Combat Support Systems, is weighing readily available commercial technologies to bridge a capability gap in water purification.

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B Troop hosts Riding School graduation

Posted  May 30, 2014

B Troop – 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) graduated three new riders May 22 on Brown Parade Field. Around 60 Soldiers, Family members and friends witnessed them complete an open-field pistol charge down the field with the rest of the horsemen and receive their graduation spurs and certificates.

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Museums offering free admission to military More than 2,000 museums nationwide are offering free admission to military personnel through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Military service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their Families are eligible. This is the fifth year for the Blue Star Museums Program created by the National Endowment for the Arts…

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