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Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

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Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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CSMS hosts career day

Posted  November 27, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, interacts with students during Colonel Smith Middle School’s Career Day Friday. Before Alvarado talked about her own career and the Army, she had students introduce themselves and talk about their interests. Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, students, faculty and…

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Two weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

Posted  November 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Army civilians have until Dec. 9 to decide whether or not to continue their Federal Employees Health Benefits plan or switch providers. Every year, the so-called open-season enrollment period is from the second Monday in November to the second Monday in December, according to Peg Schultz, director, Army Benefits Center – Civilian. It…

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Resale chiefs emphasize value of Exchange benefits

Posted  November 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — When looking for savings in light of budget cuts and sequestration, don’t take arbitrary chunks out of the military exchange services that provide important morale and quality-of-life benefits to service members and their Families, the executives who oversee them urged Congress this week. “At the very time of our community’s greatest need, these…

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FH Jewish community begins Chanukah celebration

Posted  November 27, 2013

Ruth Keene-Burgess, Fort Huachuca Jewish lay leader, blesses the challah, a yeast-risen egg bread at the post’s Chanukah celebration Friday. The blessing performed is called “Ha-Motzi.” Mike Burgess, Fort Huachuca Jewish community member prepares turkey for the installation’s Chanukah celebration Friday. Turkey was included in the meal this year due to the holiday also falling…

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Fort celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted  November 27, 2013

Members of the Fort Huachuca community joined representatives of the Navajo, Seminole/Creek and Tohono O’ odham Nations, in celebration of a spiritual and cultural observance Friday.

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Civilian of the month – October 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

Civilian of the Month: Greg Carlson Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or USAISEC Position and duties: Electronics engineer for satellite communications How long at current assignment: Just over 10 years How long in government service: About 10 years Residence: Sierra Vista Hobbies: Scuba diving, NFL football and the American Legion Accomplishments: “I took a…

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News Briefs – November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

Keep vehicles locked A Sierra Vista man was arrested and charged with multiple burglaries and credit card theft Friday when he was caught rummaging through a vehicle near where police were investigating a vehicle burglary. Sierra Vista Police Department officers remind residents to lock their cars and hide valuables after noticing that all of the…

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FMWR Briefs – November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

SFA schedules 5K Thanksgiving Day Sports, Fitness and Aquatics will present the Turkey Trot 5K non-competitive run/walk starting at 8 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside Park. The event is open to all authorized FMWR patrons and is free to all. Strollers and leashed animals are permitted. Participation forms must be completed, either at Barnes Field House…

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Myer School hosts ‘Turkey Trot’ running competition

Posted  November 27, 2013

Soldiers, Family members, faculty, staff and students took time out of their schedules Thursday for some Thanksgiving fun as General Myer held its annual Turkey Trot on the school running track.

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Turkey Bowl pits Signal, Intel Soldiers in gridiron action

Posted  November 27, 2013

When the scuffle ended and raindrops had cleared the dust from the air, Soldiers in Signal orange defeated those in Military Intelligence blue by a narrow margin, winning Friday’s flag football game 14-13.

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