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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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Air Force: CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Joint Chiefs Chairman, Army…

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Marines: Semper Fit survey asks personnel about leisure needs

Posted  May 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Top Marine Corps leaders are researching interests of Marines, Family members, retirees and government Civilians concerning fitness, sports, and other recreational pursuits that contribute to an individual’s well-being. An online survey is being randomly sent to personnel asking what they find important to have on and around their military base and how…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

PX distributing comic books “Divide and Conquer,” the latest military-exclusive comic book from Marvel featuring Captain America, is now available for free at Fort Huachuca Exchange facilities. RVs not allowed in housing areas Recreational vehicles to include boats, boat trailers, all-terrain vehicles and trailers are prohibited from being parked in the housing areas. The exception…

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FMWR Briefs – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns May 17 Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival May 17, 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…

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Buena High School holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new running track

Posted  May 9, 2014

Buena High School, or BHS, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 to celebrate the unveiling of its new running track at Loveless Stadium.

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Community Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

MOAA dinner — reservations close today The Coronado Chapter Military Officer Association of America is having its monthly dinner on Thursday at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 South St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Col. Gary Fredricks, U….

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MI Corps, Arizona Brass Bands perform concert in park

Posted  May 9, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Tom Bauer, Military Intelligence Corps Band commander, conducts a joint concert with the MI Corps Band and the Arizona Brass Band May 1 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista. The combined bands are pictured performing Carmen Dragon’s “America the Beautiful.”   Steve Smith, Arizona Brass Band, provides a vocal performance to…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  May 9, 2014

General Myer Elementary School Lorraine Draeger’s and Susan Ford’s classes recently visited the Sierra Vista Public Library on a field trip. The students are now very excited about the library’s summer reading program; many were inspired to get their own library cards. They were shown around the library and learned a lot. Draeger plans to…

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Company C, 304th MI Bn. celebrates National Denim Day

Posted  May 8, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Amy Bagley, training, advising and counseling noncommissioned officer in charge, Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, facilitates one of four small discussion sessions about sexual assault April 23 in Tallmadge Hall. The sessions headlined the activities of National Denim Day, a campaign advocating sexual violence prevention and education. Cadre and students of…

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Fort Huachuca, partners break ground for Solar Array Park

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, David Hutchens, president, Tucson Electric Power; Steve Trenholm, president, E.ON Climate & Renewables; Ruth Cox, regional administrator, General Services Administration; Amanda Simpson, executive director, U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force; Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment; Honorable Ron Barber, U.S. Representative, 2nd District of…

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