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  • Give Blood; Give Life

    Jul 18, 2012

    The Armed Services Blood Program is the official contributor of the blood supply to the military and their Families.

  • Army, NFL collaborate on traumatic brain injury helmet sensors

    Jul 18, 2012

    The National Football League now wants to put into the helmets of its players the same type of sensors used by the Army to evaluate concussive events that could lead to traumatic brain injury.

  • TRADOC leaders discuss future fight, way ahead with 21sth cesntury training.

    Jul 17, 2012

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A focus on revitalizing home station training and incorporating more challenging leader development are two components set to earmark the Army's way ahead for the fighting force and 21st century training.

  • Military Intelligence - this week in History

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Corps of Interpreters created July 14, 1917

  • Federal agencies meet to discuss Operation Warfighter

    Jul 17, 2012

    Several federal agencies met at Keystone State Park in Mannford, Okla., to discuss Operation Warfighter, a Department of Defense federal internship program that places wounded warriors in positions at federal agencies while they are completing their medical board process.

  • 92nd Infantry Division officer revisits Fort Huachuca

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Retired Army Capt. Joseph Hairston, one of the first black officers commissioned to serve with the 92nd Infantry Division after its reactivation in 1942, made a surprise visit to the Fort Huachuca Museum on July 11. He was accompanied by his daughter. Hairston was en route to a Buffalo Soldier event in Las Vegas when he decided he wanted to revisit his old stomping grounds in southeast Arizona. "I just wanted to come back and see the old fort," he said.

  • Summertime Bash

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - When one thinks of 'summertime' images of picnics, food, fun, visiting with neighbors, block parties and county fairs come to mind. However, an ideal summer activity would be a combination of all activities one associates with summer.

  • NETCOM schedules change of command

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (NETCOM) -- The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will hold a change of command ceremony at 8 a.m., Aug. 9, at Brown Parade Field. Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper will relinquish command to Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn.

  • Huachuca History - Blacks Soldiers in WWI

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - A look back at a moment in Fort Huachuca History.

  • A look back at a moment in Fort Huachuca History in the early 1880s.

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - A look back at a moment in Fort Huachuca History.

  • Congressman, general meet, discuss past project

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Congressman Ron Barber met with Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca last week while visiting the fort.

  • 111th Military Intelligence Brigade changes at a traditional ceremony on Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - In this Fort Report, command of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade changes at a traditional ceremony on Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

  • 111th Change of Command

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Col. Angelia Farnell handed over command of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade to Col. Richard Monnard at a change of command ceremony Friday on Chaffee Parade Field here.

  • Synthetic designer drugs -- are they here to stay?

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --Many have heard about the man-made drugs, Spice and Bath Salts, but how much do people really know about these relatively new synthetic products?

  • 111th Military Intelligence Brigade to change commanders

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- 111th Military Intelligence Brigade to change commanders

  • Army releases third quarter accident data

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center data show the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 has been the deadliest yet this year regarding accidents, with 42 Soldiers lost between April 1 and June 30.

  • Fort Huachuca spouse receives courageous caregiver award

    Jul 11, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Noemy Hall first noticed a change in her husband Sgt. Richard Hall's behavior in early 2008. It started with irregular speech patterns, memory problems, and changes in his mood. This was shortly after her husband's second deployment when the couple and their two children were stationed at Fort Huachuca.

  • Post Exchange undergoes on-site inspection.

    Jul 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - The senior enlisted advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited Fort Huachuca for the first time.

  • 40th ESB Soldiers return from Honduras deployment

    Jul 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - As the oversized Mountain View charter bus pulled up to Fort Huachuca's Murr Community Center, a line of high-ranking leaders from the 11th Tactical Theater Signal Brigade and 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion lined the side of the sidewalk to the building. Every member of the leadership group present that day awaited the opening of the bus doors which would reveal the cargo onboard.

  • DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

    Jul 9, 2012

    The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee announced today its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.

  • Explore Old Post Cemetary

    Jul 9, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Many people think they have to travel far from home to get away and explore, but there's a lot to do in the Sierra Vista area. The 'staycation' is a trend that became popular when gas prices began their dramatic rise -- taking vacations that require no travel except for day trips to destinations close to home. There's a lot to do right here, in and around Sierra Vista.

  • Network Enterprise Technology Command bids farewell to Brig. Gen. Fredrick Henry

    Jul 9, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - In this Fort Report, members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Frederick Henry, deputy commanding general at a retreat ceremony in front of Greely Hall. Another ceremony is also held to mark the opening of the Military Intelligence Heritage Walkway on Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

  • Military Intelligence Branch and Corps celebrate anniversaries, open heritage walkway

    Jul 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- Last Friday, the Military Intelligence Corps held a recognition and ribbon cutting ceremony to honor its founding members and open the new Military Intelligence Soldier Heritage Walkway. The event was part of the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence celebration of the 50th anniversary of the MI Branch and 25th anniversary of the MI Corps.

  • HT-JCOE welcomes new command, celebrates outgoing's retirement

    Jul 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - The Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence welcomed its new commander, Col. John Boucher and celebrated the career and service of retiring, outgoing commander, Col. John Szypko, June 28 on Brown Parade Field.

  • Global Leadership Summit

    Jul 5, 2012

    Global Leadership Summit coming to Fort Huachuca in August.

  • 717th MI Battalion duo grabs top grad honors

    Jul 5, 2012

    Two 717th Military Intelligence Battalion Soldiers stationed at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland garnered top academic honors in the Noncommissioned Officers Academy Warrior Leader Course. Sgt. James Kirscht, a signals intelligence analyst/reporter, was the Distinguished Honor Graduate and Spc. Scott Bilich, a technical leader/signals intelligence analyst, was the Honor Graduate for WLC Class 09-12, a 26-day course that concluded in June.

  • Keep safety priority No. 1 during July 4

    Jul 3, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- This Fourth of July we mark the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the statement of values and beliefs that launched our country.

  • Military Intelligence Corps activates

    Jul 3, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- On July 1, 1987, the Military Intelligence Corps was activated under the U.S. Army Regimental System. This was the culmination of a four-year process, intended to offer Soldier stabilization and affiliation.

  • Medical Service Corps celebrates anniversary

    Jul 3, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- A doctor in an Army medical health center was examining the bottom of the left foot of a Soldier who'd been complaining about a growth. Carefully, the officer moved the foot from side to side, assessing its condition.

  • Driving impaired isn't worth it

    Jul 3, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - On Wednesday, people across the United States will celebrate the 4th of July. For some, alcohol consumption plays a big part in celebrating the holiday. However, those who drink should do so responsibly. Otherwise, what should be a day of celebration could wind up differently.

  • New Virtual Portal Connects Army Command Worldwide

    Jun 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) recently implemented an innovative Microsoft SharePoint portal for its workforce, which will centralize command data and applications to a single location for the first time.

  • NETCOM bids farewell to DCG

    Jun 29, 2012

    Members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command bid farewell to Brig. Gen Frederick A. Henry, deputy commanding general, in a Retreat ceremony June 28, in front of Greely Hall on Fort Huachuca.

  • CECOM hosts world-wide Joint communications exercise at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Jun 29, 2012

    Senior communications leaders toured the 19th Annual Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise, or JUICE 2012, June 28, at the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, C4SIR, Center of Excellence.

  • Bringing Leaders into Rider Training

    Jun 28, 2012

    The process Soldiers use to get their required motorcycling and driving training will change with the coming of the new fiscal year. Since 2007, Soldiers have used AIRS, or the Army IMCOM Registration System, to sign up for the driving and motorcycle riding training provided under the Army Traffic Safety Training Program. Performed under contract for the Army's Installation Management Command, AIRS allowed Soldiers to self-register by going to an online site, search for the training they wanted and then apply for it. The system allowed safety offices to plan riding and driving training, recognizing the needs of Soldiers at installations worldwide. However, when the contract supporting AIRS ends, or Oct. 1, 2012, the Army has to find another way to ensure Soldiers get the needed training. And the Army didn't have to look far for an effective solution that included the Soldiers' leadership into the process.

  • Change of Command Brings in New USAG Commander

    Jun 28, 2012

    Command of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca passes from one commander to another in time-honored Army tradition.

  • Army's top enlisted Soldier makes first-time visit to FH

    Jun 20, 2012

    The Army's most senior non-commissioned officer made his first visit to Fort Huachuca this week. The 14th Sergeant Major of the Army, Raymond Chandler III and his wife Jeanne visited the installation on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Honoring our Nation's legacy -- it's our duty

    Jun 20, 2012

    Recently we marked the 235th year since the establishment of our country's great symbol of freedom and unity; our national flag. Respecting the American flag has been a time-honored tradition dating back to 1777, when the Continental Congress approved 13 alternating red and white stripes with a union of 13 white stars on a blue field as our national flag.

  • Army Birthday celebrates Soldiers

    Jun 20, 2012

    Running, inspirational speeches and slices of cake helped Soldiers, civilians and Family members celebrated the Army's 237th birthday on Friday at 6 a.m. during the Army Birthday Celebration on Warrior-Sentinel Fields. Approximately 500 guests participated in the post-wide event.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 2nd Lt. Melkart F. Hawi

    Jun 13, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 2nd Lt. Melkart F. Hawi

  • Headline

    Jun 13, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Among all the problems that the general public faces, the most overwhelming can be the ones that deal with financial issues. For service members and their loved ones, finding ways to cope with these issues is a crucial part of everyday life, and Army Community Service gives them the extra help they need.

  • Museum wants public to decide new exhibit

    Apr 25, 2012

    Museum wants public to decide new exhibit U.S. Army Women's Museum hosting Facebook challenge to determine winner

  • CASAs tour Fort Huachuca, learn about mission, capabilities

    Apr 25, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Sixty-two Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army toured the installation on Monday and Tuesday to learn more about the missions and capabilities of Fort Huachuca. CASAs are Army ambassadors who work with Army commanders and the Secretary of the Army on issues affecting their region without salary, wages or related benefits. Each state and territory has at least one representative.

  • Sgt. Randy Roscoe competes in the IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 24, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO, TX. -- The top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from each of the four regions of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command gathered at Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Texas, to compete in the IMCOM Best Warrior competition.

  • Vice chief of staff visits TRADOC to find out 'what's next'

    Mar 26, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III traveled to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters, March 22, 2012, to get an overview of TRADOC and updates on the command's efforts to shape the Army of 2020.

  • Huachuca's MI Library offers community more than books

    Mar 23, 2012

    Upon entering the CW2 Christopher G. Nason Military Intelligence Library on Fort Huachuca, expect unexpected first impressions. From the sounds of quiet conversation and popcorn popping, co-mingled with the scent of coffee, the splashes of color from various state and international flags suspended from the ceiling, a cozy reading area complete with a functioning fireplace and a smiling, friendly staff, The visitor immediately uses all five senses.

  • Coffee House brings a sense of home for Soldiers

    Mar 23, 2012

    For a few hours, once a month, Eifler Fitness Center provides a sense of 'home' where students can enjoy a home-cooked meal and a sense of fellowship while they are here, training. "I always come here and it brings a sense of home -- it really does," Pfc. Tee-Marie Chenevert, Company F, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, said of the Coffee House the Chapel runs for MI Soldiers.

  • Programs help students find financial peace, resiliency

    Mar 23, 2012

    Among all the problems that the general public faces, the most overwhelming can be the ones that deal with financial issues. For service members and their loved ones, finding ways to cope with these issues is a crucial part of everyday life, and Army Community Service gives them the extra help they need.

  • 'We can see you' -- cameras, other measures prevent loss at FH Exchange

    Mar 23, 2012

    "We can see you," said Morris Baier, loss prevention manager, Fort Huachuca Exchange, when speaking about shoplifters. With 47 cameras already in place at the Exchange on Fort Huachuca, it is no surprise Baier and his staff see all. "We just got approved for an upgrade so we are getting 13 new cameras, a total of 60 in the store. We have an array of them, both fixed cameras and motion cameras. We are able to cover all areas of the store," Baier said.

  • Range Control does more than just schedule range use

    Mar 23, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- There is an organization on post responsible for assuring ranges are not simultaneously scheduled for use by more than one unit, supporting various forms of training and assuring ranges are not over-used. "Range Control is here to facilitate training, and we are here to ensure we have sustainable ranges and training areas for the indeterminate future so we will always have a place to train on Fort Huachuca," said Scott Miller, chief, Training Division, Range Control.

  • Speed kills -- drive, arrive safely

    Mar 23, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Every day we face an array of decisions from the mundane to the monumental, and it's often those mundane decisions we take for granted. Every day hundreds of Soldiers, civilians, and contractors commute to and from work and many will make the conscious decision to speed. Whether you're desperately trying to make it to work on time or you're seeking a thrill, one thing is certain; you're exponentially increasing your chances for a serious or even fatal accident every time you speed.

  • Army Band streamlines missions with smart technology

    Mar 9, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- In the world of musical performers, Fort Huachuca's 62nd Army Band marches to the beat of a different drummer, and its Brass Quintet plays to a different sheet of music -- displayed on an Apple iPad. Ongoing smart technology tests throughout the Department of Defense, from basic training to the battlefield, have periodically made headlines for the past several years. The Brass Quintet is leading the way by using smart technology in support of its own missions.

  • Army focuses on traumatic brain injuries

    Mar 5, 2012

    Staff at the Fort Sill, Okla., Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic are working with the increasing number of Soldiers who are returning from the war with TBI.

  • AFAP delegates choose 8 issues to help military families

    Mar 5, 2012

    Extending the time allotted to invest survivor benefits and granting per diem for families to attend therapy sessions were the top issues requested this week during the Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Prayer breakfast promotes resiliency

    Mar 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- "You have to be strong and courageous. I have times when I am not. If you try to do this on your own -- and I am not talking about just God's help -- but the help of other people, I would say you are missing out on a tremendous resource," Chaplain retired (Col.) Scott McChrystal, Assemblies of God endorsing agent, told the crowd. More than 400 people attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Feb. 23. A buffet breakfast was served to attendees before the guest speaker began to address the audience.

  • NETCOM CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR

    Mar 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- In a ceremony held in the Greely Hall Auditorium Feb. 22, the Network Enterprise Technology Command revealed its 2011 Civilian of the Year. Bridy Godwin, an operations research analyst with the command's Resource Management Division, was selected as the 2011 CoY for her work on a six-month project with command-wide impact.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier is Army Athlete of Year

    Mar 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A Fort Huachuca Soldier was named Army Athlete of the Year by doing what he most enjoys and what comes naturally. He runs because he loves it and because he's good at it. "The best part about running is just being able to get away from everything else and just go out and enjoy God's creation and enjoy the time alone," said Army Athlete of the Year, 1st Lt. Charles "Chad" Ware, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • Assistant Secretary reflects on Women's History Month

    Feb 29, 2012

    March is Women's History Month and an assistant secretary of the Army said the observance is a recognition of the value that women have had in society all along.

  • TRADOC leaders talk investing in Army readiness

    Feb 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leaders discussed the Army's new approach to investing in Soldiers and readiness during a Feb. 23, 2012, Institute of Land Warfare panel at the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Blood -- the only gift a Soldier really needs

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Last year, 46 people did a remarkable thing -- they helped save a Soldier's life. Incredibly, these people were not part of any medical team. They didn't even know this Soldier. They simply volunteered one hour of their time to roll up a sleeve and donate blood.

  • Guns -- Exchange now locked and loaded

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Fort Huachuca Exchange is now selling firearms and ammunition, the only place on the fort that will have weapons for sale in stock at all times. The firearms were first sold starting Feb. 9, but the grand opening took place on Feb. 16 -- Saturday where eight free weapons were given away in five raffles held over the three-day period. More than 60 weapons were sold over the three-day period, while roughly 80 have been sold since the firearms section officially opened.

  • Installation Award Banquet brings out "best of best"

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca's annual Installation Awards Banquet recognized the "best of the best" competitors for 2011 in various award categories. More than 200 people attended the banquet to watch the winners accept their awards. All of the winners knew of their awards beforehand except for the Instructor of the Year, Army Soldier of the Year and Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year; those awards were kept secret until the event.

  • NCO Academy prepares leaders of today, tomorrow

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Many enlisted Soldiers will tell friends and family that pinning on their E5 sergeant stripes is one of the proudest moments of their Army career. It means the Soldier has attained a rank that can bring them a leadership position. At that moment, they leave the ranks of junior enlisted as they progress up through the military rank structure and attain a new maturity level in their chosen branch of service.

  • Chihuahuan pronghorn roam range on Fort Huachuca

    Feb 14, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Chihuahuan pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) are found only in a few locations, and only in North America. Fortunately for those who reside in or visit here, Fort Huachuca is one place where this species can be found. Although native to this area, the Chihuahuan pronghorn disappeared completely in the 1940s, and the state began its efforts to rebuild the population.

  • Extreme ACAP makeover benefits Soldiers' career progression, transitions

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Army Career and Alumni Program is on the verge of major changes, some of which are already underway on four pilot installations: Fort Benning, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg and Fort Hood. An Army executive order that became effective at the end of December directs the changes. It is also supported by the Vow to Hire Heroes Act, which makes the Transition Assistance Program mandatory for all for all transitioning servicemembers.

  • ISEC wins OPSEC poster contest for second time

    Feb 10, 2012

    Don't feed the hackers! You can handle the shredding! These are the catch-phrases of two award-winning posters members of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Operations team developed in order to raise operational security awareness.

  • Fort Huachuca to name 'best warriors'

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- On Feb. 10, during the Fort Huachuca Installation Awards Banquet, attendees will learn the identities of Fort Huachuca's best warriors of the year. Although the contest took place Jan. 24 through Friday, the winners won't know who they are until the announcement is made. For two weeks, they remain in suspense.

  • IMCOM CG makes Huachuca first CONUS visit

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, Installation Management Command's commanding general, made Fort Huachuca his first continental United States installation visit since taking command in November. Fresh from visiting garrisons overseas, Ferriter and his wife, Margie, spent Friday learning what makes Fort Huachuca's mission and installation unique to IMCOM, the Army and national defense

  • Olympic hopeful Sgt. Charles Blackwell: Boxing is pure

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Five years ago, Sgt. Charles Blackwell --then a civilian -- did something ridiculous. He brazenly walked into the University of Las Vegas boxing club and said he wanted to lace up the gloves. UNLV wasn't just any team; the University had just won the 2006 National title. Blackwell wasn't just any boxing hopeful; he was a novice with absolutely zero experience. He wasn't even a student, just a campus visitor to where his sister was attending.

  • All-Army Boxing Camp Begins at Huachuca

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- In this Fort Report, U.S. Army Soldier athletes arrive and train at Fort Huachuca, Arizona as they attempt to win a spot on the All Army Boxing team.

  • Faulkner on Army Civilian cuts: Go with the facts

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Army and Fort Huachuca are moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its Civilian employee workforce. In July, the Army announced a planned reduction of approximately 8,700 positions Army-wide by Sept. 30, 2012. These cuts are based on Department of Defense resource decisions as reflected in the Fiscal Year 2012 President's Budget, and require a reduction of Department of the Army Civilians to comply with decreased funding levels.

  • Motorcycle regulations change on post

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Some regulations for operating motorcycles on Fort Huachuca have changed, impacting training requirements and the need to show proof of training at the gate. Under current rules, according to Army Regulation 385-55, Fort Huachuca's motorcycle regulations include the operator obtaining and owning the proper license for motorcycles. It also states riders must attend and complete an Army-regulated motorcycle safety course. Motorcycles must have headlights on at all times when operating, except when signs designate not to. Soldiers must wear a properly fastened approved helmet on and off post while operating a motorcycle.

  • D.A.R.E. graduates pledge to be drug free

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Fort Huachuca Drug Abuse Resistance Education program concluded a successful 2011 campaign with a series of graduations in December. "I am so proud of the students graduating today and the program should continue and always be in schools," Connie Johnson, General Myer Elementary Principal, told the audience at the Dec. 6 graduation. D.A.R.E. is an educational tool used to give kids the skills they need to avoid drugs, alcohol, gangs and violence, the D.A.R.E. website states.

  • N.O.E.L. event lights up the night sky

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Despite a winter chill more than 3,000 community members turned out for the Night of Extraordinary Lights event Friday and Saturday night at the Mountain View Golf Course, here. Fort Huachuca's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation put on the N.O.E.L. event for the second year in a row. It was free and open to the public, with both military and civilians attending.

  • Visitors step into 1880s at 20th Annual Tour of Homes

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Old Post families showed off their holiday spirit as residents of the historical homes opened their doors to the public during the 20th Annual Tour of Homes on Sunday. Sponsored by the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club, this annual event helps support scholarships given out yearly to new high school graduates and spouses seeking to continue their education. It allows sightseers the chance to take a walk back in history and get a glimpse inside of homes standing since the 1880s.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems operations technicians train on Fort Huachuca

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca is home to the largest unmanned aircraft system training center in the world, with over 350,000 square feet of training space, four hangars, and 24-hour operational capacity, training more than 1,300 students annually. This includes the military occupational specialty 150U, unmanned aircraft systems operations technician.

  • Lego® robots invade local middle school during competition

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Joyce Clark Middle School was the epicenter of excitement as 15 teams of students, 9 -- 14, came together for the inaugural First Lego® League regional competition in Sierra Vista Nov. 19. This was the first opportunity for most students to participate in the robotics challenge event that originally started in 1998.

  • From Pearl Harbor to POW: Soldier survives through resilience

    Dec 15, 2011

    He was 18 years old and jobs were scarce. It seemed like an attractive option for the young man from Norwich, Conn., who was looking for steady work with a steady income and three squares a day. Countless military careers may begin this way, but not many take the hair-raising, heart-pounding twists and turns Sierra Vista resident, retired Army captain Wilfred "Fred" Toczko, encountered.

  • 14th Military Intelligence Battalion cases colors

    Oct 24, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion cased its colors Oct. 19 as it prepared to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The casing of the colors represents the movement of the unit's mission to a new theater of operations. The ceremony took place at the Fort Sam Houston Youth Activity Center.

  • Group honors 30 years of easing pain of loss

    Oct 24, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Thirty years of compassion were recognized on Sunday in a celebration to honor the Fort Huachuca Widowed Support Center's contribution to area widows and widowers. Located just before the Fort Huachuca main gate entrance, the corner building with orange doors has been the center's home since 1983. From providing food on the day of a funeral to offering survivor resources, the center's volunteers handle it all. Widowed persons of all ages from all branches of the service, regardless of rank, and civilians are assisted.

  • Dream Machine kiosks reward recycling on Fort Huachuca

    Oct 24, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Dreams of a greener tomorrow can become a reality today with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's introduction of new recycling kiosks at Fort Huachuca, located in front of the Main Exchange, Main Gate Express, Mini Mall Express and the Express/Class Six stores. The computerized kiosks recycle empty drink cans and plastic bottles into points people can redeem for select merchandise and discounts. They may even use their points to donate to charity.

  • Energy awareness: Year-round mission for Fort Huachuca

    Oct 20, 2011

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz., considers energy production and consumption year-round. Energy conservation at Fort Huachuca is aimed at having the installation become a Net Zero installation by 2025.

  • Army CID warns against romance scams

    Oct 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command continues to receive hundreds of reports of various scams involving persons pretending to be U.S. Soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Army uses awareness campaign to fight domestic violence

    Sep 9, 2011

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Army is doing its part to help combat violent behavior in its ranks.

  • Col. Smith site clean, efficient

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Paving the way in environmental technology, the new Col. Smith Middle School will open its doors August 2012 as the first net zero school in the state of Arizona and the 12th in the nation.

  • Quiet on set! Culture training goes Hollywood

    Sep 2, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca was the site of a film set for an interactive media instructional cultural awareness product developed by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Culture Center and U.S. Army TRADOC Initial Military Training Aug. 19 -- 23. The media product will include scenes of Soldiers from different eras in history interacting with locals in various environments to include early American, Philippine, and African scenarios

  • Women take 200-year trek toward respect, parity

    Sep 2, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A mixed panel of civilians and Soldiers discussed their experiences as professional women climbing through the ranks of their professions with an audience of Fort Huachuca community members at Fitch Auditorium Aug. 26.

  • Groundbreaking for future facility increases fort's value, capabilities

    Aug 30, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Electronic Proving Ground officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Smaller Arc fixture at the Antenna Test Facility site at Fort Huachuca's East Range Aug. 17. The Smaller Arc is a unique design in that it will place the elevation axis on the azimuth axis using a half-circular track that moves both elevation and azimuth at the same time. Historically, Arc test fixtures are designed to mount vehicles on a rotating platform underneath an Arc to provide an azimuth/elevation spherical coordinate measurement system.

  • Funding Priority List to support 12 projects

    Aug 30, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, is preparing for reduced Army budget cuts by prioritizing requirements on its Funding Priority List. The FPL, a list of 12 USAICoE organizations' requirements compiled by the Directorate of Resource Management, was submitted for prioritization and approval to Brig. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca.

  • FORT REPORT: University of Arizona Football Camp

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- In this Fort Report, the University of Arizona football team travels to Fort Huachuca, Arizona to hold training camp.

  • Cats come prowling, train on Fort Huachuca

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. " With less than three weeks remaining before the 2011 college football season, the University of Arizona Wildcats held a portion of their annual preseason training camp Aug. 10" Sunday at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • New commander takes reins at ISEC

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. " The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command welcomed a new commander and bade farewell to the outgoing commander at Fort Huachuca's Greely Hall Friday. Col. Sylvester "Sly" Cotton relinquished command of ISEC to Col. Kris Kramarich in a traditional ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Randolph Strong, commanding general of U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command.

  • Avoid Wildlife Conflicts

    Aug 9, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- As human populations continue to increase and urban sprawl encroaches on wildlife habitat, human-wildlife interactions are becoming more frequent. If you are concerned about wildlife hanging around your work or home area, there are several ways to discourage this behavior. The main thing is to remove attractants. All wildlife need the same things to survive: food, shelter, and water. If you provide these things, either intentionally or by accident, you will attract wildlife of all kinds.

  • Fort Report: Gait Analysis System

    Aug 9, 2011

    In this Fort Report, find out how with a cutting edge piece of equipment, the staff at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center helps Servicemembers avoid injuries during physical training.

  • GI Bill changes include actual cost for in-state tuition

    Aug 8, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to inform veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that take effect in 2011.

  • Army offers post-deployment resources

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- After nearly a decade of deployments in support of wars fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, Soldiers and their families continue to endure long separations and are faced with challenges at each stage of deployment. Post deployment, a time when Soldiers readjust to life at home, involves its own set of challenges for both the Soldier and the family. Understanding how to reintegrate and reconnect during this time is critical to the strength of the Army.

  • Counseling resources assist families with post deployment issues

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, but the need for vigilance and recognizing the warning signs in our battle buddies and ourselves takes place as often as the sun rises and sets. According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is ranked as the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, but first for deaths caused by something other than disease or accidents. Unlike many of the other leading causes, suicide is 100 percent preventable.

  • Retiring? Advanced planning is key to success

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Earl Nightingale, motivational speaker and author, said, “As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.” When preparing for military retirement, these words cannot ring more true. Although a Soldier cannot submit a retirement request before serving 19 years of service, planning for a military retirement should begin at least a year before the intended retirement date, but no later than nine months before, according to Fort Huachuca's retirement out-processing timeline.

  • Ceremony celebrates 223 years of military service

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Ten Soldiers were honored for their military service during the Fort Huachuca Quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony hosted by the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Friday, on historic Brown Parade Field. Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, served as the guest speaker and was also present to retire his younger brother, Sgt. 1st Class Todd Crutchfield.

  • Summer hires experience 'day-in-the-life'

    Aug 2, 2011

    The Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) held an Army Strong Summer Hire Day July 28, for all the summer hires working in the command’s headquarters in Greely Hall, Fort Huachuca.

  • From rocky start to rock star: Local NCO to compete for TRADOC title

    Jul 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Some people are born with drive and ambition, always striving to better themselves and their situation, always striving to achieve some form of greatness; yet there are others who are just fine with mediocrity. Staff Sgt. Phillip Lee, an AH-64D armament/electrical/avionics repairer, advanced individual training platoon sergeant for Company A, 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, and winner of the Aviation Center of Excellence Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition, was once content to be a mediocre Soldier.

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