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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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Health & Safety

As the weather heats up, keep summer safety in mind

Posted  April 5, 2013

Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames Chris Gruszkos, lead instructor with the Army Traffic Safety Training Program at Fort Lee, Va., demonstrates an S-turn on a Yamaha sport cruiser at a National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event. During this fiscal year and as of March 18, 36 Soldiers have died in motorcycle and personal vehicle…

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DoD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

Posted  April 5, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28. Senior defense officials said the updated policies and procedures provide a framework that improves safety for sexual assault victims, standardizes victim-assistance services across the force, enhances prevention efforts and…

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Fort Huachuca’s Mavericks finish undefeated

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Mavericks, one of the three Fort Huachuca junior division basketball teams, closed out the season undefeated on April 5 at Joyce Clark Middle School in Sierra Vista.

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Community Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

VFW Ladies host dinner The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will host a roasted pork loin dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The dinner includes potatoes, gravy, vegetables, roll and butter, salad and dessert. Cost is $9 per person and live entertainment is set for 8 p.m….

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CSMS raises diabetes awareness through 3K event

Posted  April 12, 2013

Get ready, get set, run for your life! Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, will host its second Run For Your Life 3K Run/Walk April 26 for all members of the Fort Huachuca community in addition to students.

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FMWR Briefs – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Celebrate military children Saturday Everyone is invited to celebrate the “Month of the Military Child” tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be activities for the entire family, including games, jumping castles, paintball, giveaways, information booths, free lunch, popcorn, Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo, and much more….

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News Briefs – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Correction to allergy article The article featuring the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Allergy Clinic on Page 6A of the April 5 Scout was incorrect. The RWBAHC Allergy Clinic no longer provides skin testing, pulmonary function testing and broncho-dialator nebulization due to an actual allergist not in the clinic. Patients need to have a…

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Military Brats: Then and Now

Posted  April 12, 2013

While the term “military brat” may seem derogatory to some, many embrace the term, seeing it as a term of endearment and respect. As a child of a Soldier, the term “Little Traveler” was used in literature dating back to 1811. The modern acronym for today’s military brat is Born, Raised and Trained.

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Paying tribute to our Military Children

Posted  April 12, 2013

For decades, the armed forces have called on people to serve this great nation, and throughout that time, their children have served right alongside them. In honor of their courage and support, then-Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated each April as the Month of the Military Child in 1986. Before Weinberger’s proclamation however, it was assumed…

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Details on Month of the Military Child Celebration

Posted  April 12, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services will host the annual Month of the Military Child Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center. Army-wide, April is the “Month of the Military Child” and all military children are spotlighted and honored for the challenges they endure in order for their parents…

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