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Jolene Cooper, MVC Local

Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

Gary Sheftick U.S.

Native Americans place special honor in military service

Gary Sheftick Mary Hudetz, editor-in-chief of Native Peoples Magazine and president of the Native American Journalists Association, speaks to reporters and students at the Defense Information School, during the Defense Media Activity’s Native American Heritage Month observance, Nov. 13, at Fort Meade, Md. FORT MEADE, Md. — All 566 Native American tribes across the country…

Command History Office photos Army

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

Inspects DoD

Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

Kevin O’Brien, DOD Veterans

Medal of Honor recipient says he’s ‘no hero’ during defense forum

Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero. “It makes me feel awkward. I struggled with it for a long time,” Giunta said about being called a hero.


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Paws up! Two new military working dogs arrive; first in three years

Posted  October 18, 2013

Fort Huachuca welcomed two new four-legged recruits to the 18th Military Police Detachment K-9 Unit, Sept. 19, bringing the total to 10 military working dogs.

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Events

News Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Sunday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Tuesday: F,P,Q,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Wednesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Thursday: F,P,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Get your flu vaccine There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people…

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FMWR Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Register to win a dirt bike Family and MWR and Sierra Cycles want to help put a “toy under the tree” by giving away a 2013 Kawasaki KLX 140 ADF Dirt Bike (Valued at $2999) Dec. 14 at the N.O.E.L. holiday event. Authorized MWR patrons over 18 years of age will have the opportunity to…

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Barry Disbrow
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Square dancing as easy as A-B-C

Posted  October 18, 2013

Two and a half years ago, Mike Smithers, never thought he would become square dance fanatic.

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Community Briefs October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

VFW hosts Steak Fry The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Steak Fry 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per member or $10 per guest. Dinner includes 8-ounce steak with onions and mushrooms, baked potato, corn, western beans, dinner roll and salad. The event is open…

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Chalk Talk – October 18, 2103

Posted  October 18, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School In math, second-grade students have been working on the following objectives: add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, understand place value with tens and ones, skip count within 100, and read/write numbers to 100 using base ten, number names, and expanded form. Students have also been using the following math…

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Salutes & Awards

111th MI Bde. unveils new insignia, colors

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major and Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander, unveil the brigade’s new colors Oct. 4 at Chaffee Parade Field. In addition to the colors, the brigade will wear a new shoulder insignia. The 111th Military Intelligence…

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Julia Yubeta
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Commentary

October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted  October 11, 2013

Julia Yubeta Depression sufferers have no energy, feel deeply empty and believe life has no joy. October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance of this month, on Thursday, the Army joined several organizations across America in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The…

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Turnaround Point offers assistance to Soldiers, Families

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Nate Larsen, Company B, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, picks out children’s books with daughter Yeijee Larsen, 5, at Turnaround Point. The store accepts gently used books for all ages. Since 1988, the Installation Staff Chaplain’s office has been helping Families in need of assistance with Turnaround Point. Located in the…

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Fort prepares to kick off Red Ribbon Week campaign

Posted  October 11, 2013

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations, according to the National Family Partnership. To help drive home that message, Fort Huachuca’s Army Substance Abuse Program, in…

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