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Air Force:F-35 pilot training begins at Luke

The first ever F-35 Lightning II pilot training class was held at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, May 4.

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Summer Safety Fair promotes safety readiness for all

Fort Huachuca hosted its annual Summer Safety Fair at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 15, promoting safety, health and wellness for personnel and residents of the community.

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Middle school students celebrate last full day before summer vacation

Students at Colonel Smith Middle School spent Wednesday morning having fun in the sun as part of their outdoor field day activities.

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Mountain Vista Communities offers big moving deals

Photos by Jill WebberMountain Vista Communities residents play volleyball at the MVC Community Center on May 8. Those who live in MVC housing have exclusive use of the community center and its amenities. Mountain Vista Communities, MVC, the on-post family housing office, is currently offering up to $1,500 towards moving expenses for eligible Service members…

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Chief of staff retires after 31 years of service

Natalie Lakosil From left, Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Fairley, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major, watches as Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca, hands Col. Jeffrey Jennings, chief of staff, USAICoE, his retirement flag during Jennings’ retirement ceremony in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. His wife Suzanne was also…


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Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on civilian employee furlough notices

Posted  March 22, 2013

The Department of Defense has decided to delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for approximately two weeks. This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department’s resources. We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough…

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Community Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

FHCSC to hold golf scramble The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club will hold a golf scramble, April 6, at the Mountain View Golf Course at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Wilcox Drive. Registration deadline is today. The $65 fee per golfer includes a cart for two, lunch, hospitality bag, unlimited driving range and…

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Keeping age out of the ring – Soldier perseveres as female boxer

Posted  March 29, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. April Moreland steps into the ring with Staff Sgt. Quentin McCoy, coach. Moreland practices hitting the mitts McCoy is wearing. Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29….

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Local Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

Don’t miss ‘Old Skool Night’ at TMAC Everyone is invited to “Old Skool Night” Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Come dance the night away to DJ music from the 80s, 90s and today. The $5 cover charge will include free finger foods. A pay-as-you-go bar will be available. For more…

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News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

AER campaign going strong As of March 22, 391 people have contributed to the Army Emergency Relief program, and Soldiers are helping Soldiers. The campaign has reached $50,816.01. Arizona retirees continue to generously donate. Retiree contributions have reached $18,619. There is still time to donate – the campaign runs through May 15, and donations can…

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Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

Posted  March 29, 2013

photos by Gabrielle Kuholski A male Anna’s hummingbird perches on a volunteer’s hand before flying away. Hummingbirds get that iridescent color from a melanin pigment. It is in the feather platelets that include air bubbles, which act like prisms giving off that metallic look to the feathers. Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital…

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Thunderbird cooks compete for Connelly Field Competition honors

Posted  March 29, 2013

Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade construct the flooring for a wash stand in the field for the Connelly Field Competition Monday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca. The competition tests cooks on their abilities to prepare meals in the field or in a deployed environment. The team of cooks has a chance to represent…

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VA hires more mental health professionals to expand access for veterans

Posted  March 29, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced on Feb. 11 that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for veterans by hiring new mental health professionals. Last year, Secretary Eric Shinseki announced a goal to hire 1,600 new mental health clinical providers and 300 administrative…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  March 29, 2013

This month’s article focuses on local and online Veteran Administration resources. While some of this information may previously have been published, it is important to continue to keep retirees and eligible veterans informed of their availability. Sierra Vista Community Based Outpatient Clinic The Sierra Vista Community Based Outpatient Clinic is designed to deliver Primary Care…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  March 29, 2013

Maj. Arthur Nicholson, Jr. becomes last Cold War casualty March 24,1985 Courtesy Photo Portrait of Maj. Arthur “Nick” Nicholson When Maj. “Nick” Nicholson and his driver, Staff Sgt. Jessie Schatz headed out to patrol an area in Ludwigslust, East Germany, on the morning of March 24, 1985, there was nothing unusual about their mission. They…

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