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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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AAFES team member ‘Mama B’ retires after 31 years

Posted  May 30, 2014

For Barbara Slaughter, or ‘Mama B’ as her coworkers often called her, it was a bittersweet day as she put in her final hours on the clock with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service May 23, retiring after 31 years. Slaughter, the administrative assistant for the Exchange, began her career with AAFES in 1975…

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101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

Posted  May 30, 2014

As the days get hotter and longer, hazards and risks increase across the Army and injury-related statistics often rise. Running from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Army’s 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us that we can’t afford to lose focus on safety while either on- or off-duty. Family…

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Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

Posted  May 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Sony Merus Staff Sgt. Sony Merus is pictured in his official Department of the Army photo taken on Nov. 11, 2013. Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted  May 30, 2014

Retired Soldiers play a crucial role in shaping the Army’s future [You are currently seeing] news reports almost daily about our nation’s struggle to find a way ahead for our military and the generations of Americans who have kept us safe and protected our freedoms here and abroad. The arguments may seem to be new…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 30, 2014

Harriet Tubman was nurse, spy, scout Maj. Gen. David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued the valuable military pass in 1861. It read: “Give her free passage at all times, on all government transports. Harriet … is a valuable woman. She has permission, as a servant of the government, to purchase…

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Marines: MCSC looks to bridge capability gap for water purification

Posted  May 30, 2014

Marine Corps Systems Command, MCSC, Combat Support Systems, is weighing readily available commercial technologies to bridge a capability gap in water purification.

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B Troop hosts Riding School graduation

Posted  May 30, 2014

B Troop – 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) graduated three new riders May 22 on Brown Parade Field. Around 60 Soldiers, Family members and friends witnessed them complete an open-field pistol charge down the field with the rest of the horsemen and receive their graduation spurs and certificates.

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 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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FMWR Briefs – May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Right Arm Night — don’t miss out The next Right Arm Night begins at 4 p.m. today at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Enjoy free finger foods, a pay-as-you-go bar, and win prizes in several contests. The theme for this RAN is “Bike and Car Night.” Bike and car-related contests will be included. Right Arm Night…

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Community Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

College offers overnight field trip The Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an overnight field trip to New Mexico to hike the Mineral Creek Narrows and visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument on June 13 and 14, with a special non-public archeology tour to a closed, unexcavated site. Contact the center by…

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