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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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OCONUS EFMP process explained, ACS shares news

Posted  June 13, 2014

EFMP overseas screening processes explained ACS personnel want to clarify the key players and their associated roles under the Army Exceptional Family Member Program. EFMP is composed of three components — ACS, medical and personnel. Each component plays an integral role to ensure program success. When a Soldier not enrolled in the EFMP receives an…

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Army Cyber Command, Army Guard sign memorandum to integrate cyber protection team

Posted  June 13, 2014

Army Cyber Command, or ARCYBER, and Second Army and the Army National Guard, or ARNG, signed a memorandum of understanding June 5 that provides for an ARNG cyber protection team to align with Army Cyber Command and Second Army. The agreement is designed to integrate ARNG cyber, cyber enabling capabilities and capacity into full spectrum…

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Health & Safety

Swim, tube, boat safely by following water activity guidelines

Posted  June 13, 2014

It’s enjoyable to spend an afternoon at the lake or poolside, especially in the desert heat. According to the Red Cross, swimming is the most popular summer activity. Safely enjoy the pool, tubing down the river, boating on the lake or other water activity. Swim only in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always use…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 13, 2014

William Friedman – master code-breaker Property of U.S. Army William Friedman, a pioneer in the field of Army cryptanalysis, is shown in this 1950s photo. In 1933, an American businessman paid $100,000 for the North American rights to a German-made cipher machine invented in 1924. The machine was touted by its inventor as absolutely indecipherable….

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Local

Surveys everywhere — take SV Public Library’s too

Posted  June 13, 2014

Today it seems almost every business wants people to take a survey rating their experience with it. Sometimes I ignore the surveys, but often I fill them out because I know from my own situation why they are so important. Surveys are my topic this month because I have one for people to fill out,…

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Marines: Officers train with unmanned bird

Posted  June 13, 2014

Courtesy photo Albert Edge, center, Training and Logistics Support Activity instructor with Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, demonstrates the RQ-11B Raven small UAS ground control station to Marine Corps officer school instructors who were completing a two-week Raven operator certification course at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, in May. NAVAL AIR…

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Air Force: Hurricane Hunters fly first storm reconnaissance mission of season

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew to the southwest quadrant of the Gulf of Mexico June 6 to gather weather data in their first storm reconnaissance mission of the 2014 Atlantic basin hurricane season.

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Veterans

Career Technical Training Track — what’s in it for you

Posted  June 13, 2014

Beginning a new career as a Civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. In order to succeed, one must be ready to take the time required to manage all aspects of a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)…

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News Briefs June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Army releases new children’s e-book In celebration of the Army’s 239th birthday, the Army announced Tuesday the release of a children’s electronic book titled, “Happy Birthday U.S. Army!” which is now available online. The “Happy Birthday U.S. Army!” e-book is free and available now for download at the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation…

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FMWR Briefs – June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Free movie night set for Saturday FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, “The Monuments Men,” Saturday, at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 520.678.4446 or 520.266.0254. Army 10-Miler qualifying races set The second qualifying…

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