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EPG celebrates 60 years, new small arc structure dedicated

Maranda Flynn From left, Rob Reiner, former Electronic Proving Ground technical director, Eddie Flores, EPG’s youngest employee, and Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, cut the cake during the EPG 60th Anniversary ceremony on Tuesday at the Intelligence Systems Integration Laboratory. More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the…

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IMCOM welcomes new commander

USAF Photo by Joel Martinez Army Lt. Gen. David Halverson, left, accepts the colors from Army Gen. John Campbell, center, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and assumes duties as commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management as outgoing IMCOM commander Lt. Gen. Mike…

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DoD salutes children during Military Child Month

Tanja Linton Two and 1/2 year old Avie views the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market from the arms of her dad, Capt. Jeremy Larson of Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, at Veterans’ Memorial Park April 3. This month, the Month of the Military Child, helps remind people of the sacrifices military children have to make…

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Electronic books playing bigger role in SVPL

Librarians are asked all the time whether they think print books will go away, and they always answer with a resounding, ‘No!’ The media loves to portray extremes, but the reality of the situation is that outliers always exist. In this case, there are people out there who only read books electronically, and a far…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Following the end of the conflict in Vietnam, the Army Intelligence field was facing a difficult time of introspection and dwindling resources, compounded by harsh criticism from a review panel ordered by the chief of staff.


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National Prayer Breakfast helps reaffirm faith

Posted  February 15, 2013

Traditions are something most people treasure. Some of them help keep Americans grounded and in touch with the ideals upon which the United States was formed. With the nation currently dealing with various crises at home and abroad, following traditions and a higher spiritual awareness seem more important to many people. Not even inclement weather…

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At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation and the March on Washington

Posted  February 15, 2013

This year, we will commemorate the anniversary of two important events that changed the course of this Nation. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation set the United States on the path of ending slavery. A century later, on August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans of every creed, color and background marched in…

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Presidents Day safety message

Posted  February 15, 2013

Originally, two days in February were set aside to recognize the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their birthdays were celebrated on February 22 and 12, respectively. Eventually, the holidays were consolidated and this holiday was marked as an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of our commanders-in-chief, both past…

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Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

Posted  February 15, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bridgwater Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce Feb. 7, at Jacob’s Theater on Fort Eustis, Va. Cone told the standing-room only crowd of civilians and supervisors who work in the command’s…

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Sierra Vista residents warn of payday loan scam

Posted  February 15, 2013

Since Feb. 4, several Sierra Vista residents have received phone calls from persons claiming to be from a payday loan company threatening the residents that if they did not pay on a delinquent loan, a warrant would be issued for their arrest. Unfortunately, one resident who feared jail time, fell victim to the scam and…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history. February 15

Posted  February 15, 2013

USAICoE Command History Office archives The Army experimented with kite aerial photography at Madison Barracks, N.Y., in the 1890s. Feb. 10 – 16, 2013 When the USS Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on Feb. 15, 1898, America was launched into the Spanish American War. This conflict was important in the evolution of military…

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Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

Posted  February 15, 2013

Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it. IG inspections are…

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted  February 15, 2013

Admin Office, Flower Shop, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa Clinic, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main Branch Laundry/Dry Cleaners, Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations-Military Clothing Sales, Enterprise Car Rental, Wired Coffee/RWBAHC/Greely Hall, Barber Shop Greely Hall, Military Clothing Sales Store, Greely Hall Café, Mobils Monday: Closed Launderette Always Open Main Exchange…

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FTX keeps 40th ESB in ‘communications ready’ mode

Posted  February 15, 2013

Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, conducted a field training exercise, or FTX, in several Fort Huachuca training areas, this past Feb. 4.

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted  February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Monday. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that barred…

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