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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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111th MI Brigade announces AIT Platoon Sergeant of Year

Posted  June 6, 2014

After more than two days of intense physical and mental challenges, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade announced Sgt. 1st Class Charles Sheffield, Company B, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, as the 2014 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year on Wednesday.

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Museums offering free admission to military More than 2,000 museums nationwide are offering free admission to military personnel through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Military service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their Families are eligible. This is the fifth year for the Blue Star Museums Program created by the National Endowment for the Arts…

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Community Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Ride big waves at Tsunami Night The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, the Cove, cranks up the waves today, 7 – 10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes pizza and soda. DJ Tech FX will crank up the music for the Tsunami Night Dance Contest. For more information, call 520.417.4800. Chiricahua NM waives entrance,…

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FMWR Briefs – June 6, 2014

Posted  June 5, 2014

Murr CC holds bazaar this weekend Murr Community Center presents the Spring Bazaar tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. The event, which features local arts and crafts vendors, is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call 520.533.2404. AFAP Teen Conference scheduled The Army Family…

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D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead of 70th anniversary

Posted  June 5, 2014

Veteran paratrooper Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, returned to coastal France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of World War II.

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Post, off-post community observes Memorial Day

Posted  May 30, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Pictured center, Thea Chapman, Widowed Support Center secretary, participates in the wreath laying ceremony during the Memorial Day Observance at the Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery Monday with the assistance of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members. Three wreaths were presented during the ceremony. In honor of our nation’s fallen military service members, U.S. Army…

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Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

Posted  May 30, 2014

Nancy Jones-Bonbrest Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which is the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations focused on improvement and simplification of the Army’s networked capabilities, came to a close May 22. More than 900 Marines, a British mechanized brigade headquarters, and 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, fought side-by-side in…

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S….

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Afghanistan

Posted  May 30, 2014

I strongly support the president’s decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year. This presence, which is contingent on a signed bilateral security agreement, will help ensure that al Qaeda cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress…

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ACAP sets up Soldiers for success after military

Posted  May 30, 2014

Maranda Flynn Army Career and Alumni Program counselor Dana Nolan assists service members while completing their transition process out of the military. Attending the ACAP program is mandatory in order to be released from active duty. As the military draws down and Soldiers prepare to transition out, timely preparation for the Civilian lifestyle is crucial…

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