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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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Summer Reading Program, music downloads available

Posted  May 16, 2014

Summer is right around the corner, and at the Sierra Vista Public Library that means one of their favorite times of the year is here – Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Fizz Boom Read!” and will be about hands-on science for readers and explorers of all ages. This summer-long program is for all…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 16, 2014

3rd Radio Research Unit arrives in Vietnam Photos property of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Radio Research Unit conduct intercept of Morse code transmissions from both fixed and mobile stations. May 13, 1961 Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. sending combat troops to Vietnam. However, there had been U.S. personnel…

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Air Force: F-35 flies first training sortie at Luke AFB

Posted  May 16, 2014

Senior Airman Jason Colbert Senior Airman Paul Swanson marshals in a F-35 Lightning II after one of its first sorties May 5, at Luke Air Force Base. Swanson is a 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. LUKE AIR FORCE BASE — An F-35 Lightning II took to the sky over the West Valley here, May…

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Marines: Corps tests new energy-harvesting gear

Posted  May 16, 2014

A Marine prepares to test out the lightning pack during the Experimental Forward Operating Base ‘14 at Camp Pendleton, California, Tuesday. The pack converts normal walking movement into electrical power using a generator. ExFOB ‘14 is taking place this week and offers Marines the opportunity to evaluate technologies that could possibly be used in the…

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Post recognizes ‘other halves’ on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Posted  May 16, 2014

In accordance with Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Fort Huachuca recognized the important role spouses play in today’s Army by hosting an evening out at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 9.

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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Fort Huachuca has bicycle policy Adults and children must follow the Fort Huachuca policy and wear helmets when riding bicycles. Parents should remind children to keep out of the streets while playing or riding bikes. Those who see a child without a helmet or being disruptive to the community can contact the military police at…

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FMWR Briefs – May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns Saturday Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival Saturday, 4 – 9 p.m. at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain Activity Centre…

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Mountain Vista Communities celebrates 5th year, hosts luau

Posted  May 16, 2014

Nicole Past, Mountain Vista Communities staff member, opens the bouncy castle for children attending the luau Saturday at the MVC Community Center. The youth-friendly event also included a free hot dog or cheeseburger lunch, snow cones and face painting to celebrate MVC’s 5th year anniversary as Fort Huachuca’s Family housing management company.   Billy Messenger,…

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Community Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Kid’s W.O.R.L.D. summer rec program Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services is accepting enrollment in the Kid’s W.O.R.L.D. summer recreation program for those entering grades 1 – 7 this fall. The program runs May 28 – July 25, Monday – Friday, 6:40 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Cost is $85 per child, per week (plus a $10 non…

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40th ESB Soldiers deploy, Families, friends provide support

Posted  May 9, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion prepare to leave Fort Huachuca as they board their plane for deployment Sunday at Libby Army Airfield. Their missions will last nine months. Two groups of Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion left Fort Huachuca and headed to the Middle East and southeast Asia during…

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