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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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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Generations of Americans have considered Paul Revere an icon of Revolutionary War history. However, Paul Revere was not the only rider. (There were two others.)

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Unsung heroes of Brown Fire support efforts behind scenes

Posted  April 25, 2014

While it is common knowledge that fighting wildfires is best left to the men and women trained to do it, the behind-the-scenes support shouldn’t go unmentioned. Like the popular saying goes, “It takes a village … ” but in the case of larger wildfires, it [can take] multiple villages.

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, V, Z Saturday: A, B, C, D, E, F, T1, T2, T3, V, Z Sunday: T1, T2, T3, V, Z Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, N, P, U, V, Z Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, T1, T2, T3, V, Z…

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FMWR presents circus night on post

Posted  April 25, 2014

During intermission, Families had the opportunity to take an elephant ride. The Asian elephants also performed later in the show April 16 by performing tricks on their hind legs, bowing and lying down.   Attendees watch Carson and Barnes Circus members perform their Native American act consisting of dance and aerial artistry. The Family-oriented attraction…

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Changes to DOD’s privately owned vehicle shipping program start Thursday

Posted  April 25, 2014

American Auto Logistics’, or AAL’s, contract for shipping privately owned vehicles, POVs, will terminate on Wednesday, and effective Thursday, International Auto Logistics, or IAL, will become the new Global POV provider. There will be no break in service available for customers needing to turn-in or pick up a vehicle; however, there will be a short…

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FMWR Briefs – April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Don’t miss Festival of SW this weekend The 2014 Festival of the Southwest runs this evening through Sunday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista. The festival is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. There will be attractions for the entire Family including the City of Fun Carnival, with rides…

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Foreign Soldier receives military education, provides self-defense training at FH

Posted  April 25, 2014

For 1st Lt. Miro Bogdan, his trip from Zagreb, Croatia, to Fort Huachuca has turned out to be more than the educational opportunity he initially expected to receive — or give.

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Community Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

USO youth coloring contest Join the Arizona United Services Organization Month of the Military Child coloring contest for those 1 – 13. Download sheets at http://us.uso.org/Arizona/Month-of-the-Military-Child/. Mail completed pages to USO Arizona, P.O. Box 21341, Phoenix, AZ 85036, by the April 30 deadline. Age groups are 1 – 3, 4 – 6 and 7 –…

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First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

Posted  April 18, 2014

Clay and Laura Murray This photo of the Brown Fire was taken on Monday evening from Mott Circle on Fort Huachuca. As of Fort Huachuca Scout press time Thursday, firefighters were still working to contain it. A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains…

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FH renewable energy project to provide approximately 25 percent of installation’s annual electricity requirement

Posted  April 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Army announced Monday plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca. “This will be the largest solar array in the Department of Defense on a military installation,” according to the Honorable Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary…

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