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Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted by Army Community Service (ACS) and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There…

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40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion change of responsibility ceremony was held Tuesday morning on Brown Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg relinquished…

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305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 18th Military Police Detachment. Bronco is trained in explosives and is working on becoming certified for patrol in May. The 305th Military Intelligence Battalion…

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NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Week which featured several events including a NCO run, a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention leadership forum, a question and answer panel…

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Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for…


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Antiterrorism measures will soon be part of contracting

Posted  April 12, 2012

“Antiterrorism Measures In Contracting,” is this month’s quarterly AT theme on Fort Huachuca. “Contractors play a huge role not only on Fort Huachuca but also Department of Defense-wide; but there can be a down side. It’s a double-edged sword in a sense, because many times contractors have access to computers, sensitive materials and sites, to…

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FH Exchange to hold wireless sale

Posted  April 12, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange offers the latest mobile phone models through its Exchange Mobile Center, featuring the hottest phones from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, prepaid options from Boost and a variety of service plans and accessories at competitive prices. Mobile phones will go on sale with the FH Exchange’s first Semi-Annual Wireless Sale…

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ACS announces programs, shares events

Posted  April 12, 2012

AFAP resolves local issue, introduces eight The Army Family Action Plan is the Army’s grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, Department of the Army civilians and families to senior leaders for action. At the Feb. 29 Garrison Commander’s AFAP Steering Committee meeting; the…

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Look ‘behind scenes’ at SV public library

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you ever wondered how a book actually gets onto the shelf at your library? Chances are you haven’t, so we want to give you a look at what happens “behind the scenes” at the Sierra Vista Public Library! The process of selecting books for the library can be complex, but essentially staff looks to…

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Beware — DFAS fiancé scam letter circulating

Posted  April 12, 2012

A letter is making the rounds purporting to be from Defense Finance and Accounting Service asking military members’ fiancées to register in “our (DFAS) system” entitling them to benefits in the event of the member’s death, all for only a $350 fee. DFAS officials tell fiancées to “Save your money. It’s not true. It’s not…

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Fort Huachuca Exchange committed to offering best prices on or offline

Posted  April 12, 2012

According to a recent article in “PC World,” more than half of U.S. adult mobile phone owners used a handset for shopping assistance while in stores during the 2011 holiday season. Additionally, a quarter of these shoppers went online to see if they could find a better price for a product they were considering buying….

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Barnes FH pool reopens

Posted  April 12, 2012

After nearly a year, swimmers can again enjoy the indoor pool at Barnes Field House. Although the formal grand reopening is slated to happen in a few weeks, the pool is already open for use.

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Trail cameras now operating on fort

Posted  April 12, 2012

Surveillance cameras are now being set up across Fort Huachuca to monitor the illegal feeding of wildlife on post. Recently an officer in the Grierson Housing Area found a feeding station hidden behind a large pine tree. The food included fresh apples, oranges and grapefruit. The officer saw signs of javelina and deer at the…

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First Lady Obama: Nation must ‘step up forever’ for military families

Posted  April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — As First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden mark the first anniversary of their “Joining Forces” campaign this week, the two say they will continue to solidify its successes so a structured effort to help military families is a permanent part of American culture. The pair reflected on the campaign’s success during…

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Fort Huachuca set to recognize volunteers

Posted  April 12, 2012

I love my job! As the Fort Huachuca Army Volunteer Corps coordinator at Army Community Service, I have the opportunity to work with our community volunteers every day. I have been an active volunteer since I was in the 4th grade, and here I am some 30-odd years later still giving back to my community….

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