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Stephanie Caffall 
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Soldiers awarded at Tax Center closing ceremony

Stephanie CaffallStaff Writer At right, Col. Thomas A. Boone, garrison commander, presents Sgt. 1st Class David Talamantes, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Tax Center, the Army Achievement Medal award at the Tax Center’s closing ceremony. Col. Joseph Keeler, staff judge advocate, recognized the Fort Huachuca Tax Center Soldier volunteers at a closing ceremony Friday….

Natalie Lakosil
Staff Writer Local

304th MI Battalion participates in National Denim Day

Natalie LakosilStaff Writer More than 1,000 Soldiers and Cadre participated in the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Denim Day. They were asked to wear jeans and red or white shirts in support of the event. Denim Day was started in Los Angeles in 1999. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion participated in…

Natalie Lakosil Local

Astronaut Mark Kelly Skypes students at CSMS

Natalie Lakosil Caleb Larson, 12, asks Capt. Mark Kelly what the most important thing he had to do to prepare for the twin study mission while skyping Kelly with his classmates on Monday. The sixth grade students at Colonel Smith Middle School could barely sit still as they eagerly waited for astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly…

Natalie Lakosil Army

Paintball exercise teaches real life training

Natalie Lakosil Pvt. Tyler Beggett, 305th MI Bn., sets up post in a window in “the village” while trying to overtake his instructors during a battle drill exercise. Students in the 35 Golf course, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion practiced hands on training April 24 as the final part of their course on Fort…

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CSMS hosts STEAM Night with experiments, art

Colonel Smith Middle School partnered with Colonel Johnston Elementary School, hosting the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, or STEAM, Night 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CSMS student union and gymnasium.


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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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2014 Army Earth Day message

Posted  April 18, 2014

On April 22, the United States Army joins the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army Earth Day provides us an opportunity to renew our commitment to stewardship of the environment and the lands where our Soldiers, Families and Civilians train, live and work. Army Earth Day aims to inspire awareness and appreciation of the environment….

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Post celebrates Days of Remembrance with observance ceremony, discussion panels

Posted  April 18, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski William Heidner, museum curator for the Museum Activity and Heritage Center of the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, Ariz., receives a Buffalo Soldier statuette from Col. Jeffrey Jennings, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence chief of staff, as a token of appreciation for his Days of Remembrance guest speaker role. The ceremony…

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AAFES making small changes for customer satisfaction

Posted  April 18, 2014

Maranda Flynn L&A Southern Style Bar-B-Q, currently located inside Armed Forces Bank, will be relocating to the food court inside the Fort Huachuca Exchange in the next few months. It will replace Manchu Wok, which is closing today. Over the past few months, the Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, staff…

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Son of Army retirees is top of his league

Posted  April 18, 2014

Courtesy of Glenn Gaskins Najee Gaskins, 16, participates in the Arizona Junior Fall Classic, a baseball showcase held last October in Peoria, Ariz. Playing second base position, he ranks number four in the state and 60th in the nation. When it comes to inheriting traits from military parents, 16-year-old Najee Gaskins takes a Soldier’s resilience…

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Whistleblower reprisal — what it is, isn’t

Posted  April 18, 2014

Many people who observe or learn of wrongdoing are often afraid to report it because they fear that if the word got out, negative action would be taken against them. In order for the office of the Inspector General, or IG, to provide assistance, it is important that the Fort Huachuca community fully understand what…

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