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Stephanie Caffall 
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Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

Natalie Lakosil
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304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

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Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

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Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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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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Nurses Leading the Way: Celebrate National Nurses Week

Posted  May 2, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Nydia Honore-Roach, licensed practical nurse, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, checks the lungs of Celeste Sotomayor, 3. Honore-Roach works in Family Care Clinic B. People remember the wonderful care nurses provide but often do not realize they are also leaders in improving the quality of care provided. Each year over 4 million…

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Fort Huachuca Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn The incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Boone receives the guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, reviewing official and region director, Installation Management Command Central Region, during the Fort Huachuca Garrison Change of Command ceremony Wednesday, on Brown Parade Field. In front of Family, friends and service members, one Fort Huachuca commander said his…

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Airfield hangar named after, dedicated to Army aviation captain

Posted  May 2, 2014

Photos by Mike Gaun, Black Tower Productions From left, Command Sgt. Maj. David Morris, 2-13th Aviation Regiment command sergeant major and Lt. Col. Clinton Conzemius, battalion commander, unveil the memorial plaque, dedicating the newest hangar at Libby Army Airfield April 25. The Capt. Bradly A. Nicka Hangar is named after the late former company commander…

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Prepare for wildfire survival – before another one starts

Posted  May 2, 2014

Bud Linardy, Fort Huachuca Fire Department The Brown Fire puts up a huge column of smoke in the Huachuca Mountains on April 16. If not prepared already, people should get ready for wildfire season now by clearing areas around their homes and packing “to go” bags to grab and take with them should there be…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 2, 2014

Courtesy Photo Ralph Van Deman is shown here as a colonel. His efforts to establish a permanent and effective Army Intelligence organization during World War I earned him the nickname, “Father of Military Intelligence.” May 3, 1917 When the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the U.S. Army’s intelligence efforts were…

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