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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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New OER to be topic of HRC virtual town hall

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Army Human Resources Command, HRC, and Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, the 59th Adjutant General of the Army, will conduct a live, virtual town hall after-action review on the roll-out of the new Officer Evaluation Report, or OER, on Thursday. The town hall session will be from 11 – noon EDT using the HRC Facebook…

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Colonel Smith Middle School hosts ‘Run for Your Life’

Posted  May 9, 2014

From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion command sergeant major; Sgt. Maj. Lavander Wilkerson, Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison; and Leslie Woods, Fort Huachuca sports director, write down their scores as they judge Colonel Smith Middle School’s “MOD Off,” or competition displaying Movements of the Day to music. The…

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DoD expanding use of mobile platforms, apps

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has started putting commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices into the hands of DoD personnel, and expects eventually to support about 100,000 separate devices, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s, or DISA, program manager for DoD mobility said Monday. The implementation plan for expanded mobile device access has been in place for…

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Air Force: CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Joint Chiefs Chairman, Army…

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Marines: Semper Fit survey asks personnel about leisure needs

Posted  May 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Top Marine Corps leaders are researching interests of Marines, Family members, retirees and government Civilians concerning fitness, sports, and other recreational pursuits that contribute to an individual’s well-being. An online survey is being randomly sent to personnel asking what they find important to have on and around their military base and how…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

PX distributing comic books “Divide and Conquer,” the latest military-exclusive comic book from Marvel featuring Captain America, is now available for free at Fort Huachuca Exchange facilities. RVs not allowed in housing areas Recreational vehicles to include boats, boat trailers, all-terrain vehicles and trailers are prohibited from being parked in the housing areas. The exception…

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FMWR Briefs – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns May 17 Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival May 17, 4 – 9 p.m. at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain…

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Buena High School holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new running track

Posted  May 9, 2014

Buena High School, or BHS, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 to celebrate the unveiling of its new running track at Loveless Stadium.

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Community Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

MOAA dinner — reservations close today The Coronado Chapter Military Officer Association of America is having its monthly dinner on Thursday at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 South St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Col. Gary Fredricks, U….

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MI Corps, Arizona Brass Bands perform concert in park

Posted  May 9, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Tom Bauer, Military Intelligence Corps Band commander, conducts a joint concert with the MI Corps Band and the Arizona Brass Band May 1 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista. The combined bands are pictured performing Carmen Dragon’s “America the Beautiful.”   Steve Smith, Arizona Brass Band, provides a vocal performance to…

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