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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….

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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…

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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…

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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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Social Security launches expedited veteran disability process

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions. Carolyn Colvin, the acting Social Security commissioner, said the new process is similar to the way the agency…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  March 21, 2014

Miss Virginia Hall plays significant role in Allied victory in France Courtesy of CIA Museum Gen. William Donovan presents Miss Virginia Hall with the Distinguished Service Cross in September 1945. President Harry Truman wanted to make the presentation, but Hall opted for a private ceremony in Donovan’s office to preserve her cover as a secret…

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Marines: Parents, family learn about process to become Marine

Posted  March 21, 2014

Marine Corps Recruiting Sub-Station Greenville hosted a Family night at the East Carolina University Willis Buildings in Greenville, N.C., recently.

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DoD: Hagel details new security actions after Navy yard shooting

Posted  March 21, 2014

Six months after a disturbed federal contractor shot 12 fellow workers to death at the Washington Navy Yard, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday detailed steps the Department of Defense is taking based on reviews of security standards in place at the time.

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Guard, Soldiers fly manned, unmanned aircraft, train together

Posted  March 21, 2014

Initial entry training Soldiers assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment here at Fort Huachuca and Army National Guard members assigned to the 1-285th Armed Reconnaissance Battalion from Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, have recently combined their training efforts using a concept known as manned/unmanned teaming, or MUMT, operations.

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

FH Exchange ‘Buddies’ exclusive offers The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for Fort Huachuca shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Fort Huachuca Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at the…

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Garden in small spaces, without disturbing landscaping

Posted  March 21, 2014

Military Families — don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle this spring. Planter, container and other creative gardening ideas can provide the fresh produce Families crave without taking much of a “bite” out of time and space.

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FMWR Briefs – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Coaches’ meetings set for softball The coaches’ meeting for the 2014 Commander’s Cup Softball Program is set for Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Barnes Field House. Letters of intent are due at that time. The season begins April 21 at 6 p.m. at Eifler Sports Complex.  For more information, contact 533.0041 or thomas.f.lumley.civ@mail.mil. March is National…

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Community Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

SACA Home, Garden Show underway The Southern Arizona Contractor Association’s Home & Garden Show takes place today, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd. There is no admission.  For information, contact 417.6960 or www.VisitSierraVista.com. Tsunami Night is back! Say goodbye to Spring…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 21, 2014

Courtesy photo General Myer Elementary School Seven fifth grade students from Christen McCracken’s class were selected to participate in the 2014 Youth, Education and Science, or YES Fair. Pictured front row, from left, are Piper Dozier, Jonathan Beal and Zachary Wiman. In the back row, from left, are McCracken, Isaac Olsen, Sara Michel, Chrishon Brown…

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