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  • 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.

  • Personnel Claims Act designed to relieve hardship

    Jun 21, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Personnel Claims Act (PCA) is a limited substitute for hazard insurance designed to relieve hardships that arise when military personnel or Federal employees are exposed to unusual risks of loss or damages because of their service.

  • What to do during a fire

    Jun 21, 2011

    The Arizona Department of Health Services has developed an informative brochure the may be helpful in organizing your family’s plan.

  • Fort hosts joint, multinational intelligence exercise

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The eighth annual joint and multinational intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance interoperability demonstration, Empire Challenge 2011, is underway in various military locations here and world-wide until June 3. EC11 will display emerging ISR capabilities and provide crucial knowledge gleaned from the exercise to improve joint and combined ISR interoperability (the ability of the sensors to communicate with each other and with the sensors of other nations), which will support current combat troops in the field.

  • Fort, community celebrate Memorial Day

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Members of the Fort Huachuca and local communities gathered to honor and pay tribute to men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, Monday, Memorial Day at Fort Huachuca’s post cemetery.

  • Fort heightens security during force protection exercise

    May 5, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --Moments after leaving the runway at Libby Army Airfield, an aircraft carrying approximately 30 military personnel crashed on Fort Huachuca killing and injuring those on board during a simulated exercise in the early morning hours on April 26.

  • Hundreds attend annual Easter Sunrise Service

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- "If there was ever a time where we needed hope and resurrection, it's today," stated Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Revell, at the beginning of Sunday's Easter Sunrise Service sermon. Approximately 400 people turned out for the annual event, held on Fort Huachuca's Reservoir Hill. As the sun began to rise over the mountains, parishioners of all faiths came together to celebrate Easter.

  • Australian Soldiers observe ANZAC Day in Sierra Vista

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The sky was still dark when people began arriving at Veterans' Memorial Park early Sunday morning to commemorate Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day, often referred to as the most important day of the year in Australia. As each car parked, the occupants walked over to the van where the others were congregating and talking. "Rum and coffee'" someone asked from somewhere within the small crowd. "It's tradition."

  • Abuse: A woman struggles with pride

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Recently, I bumped into an old friend, and we started to talk about everything from our career goals to old times. Somehow the conversation shifted and we jumped on the subject of spousal abuse. "Women who stay in abusive relationships are crazy and they should just leave," he said. After his comment, I took a deep breath and calmly told him about someone we both knew.

  • Fallen veterans honored, finally laid to rest

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Eighteen local veterans may have been forgotten and never been given a proper burial if it wasn't for the work of the Missing in America Project. Monday, hundreds of people came together at the Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista to properly pay their respect and bury the fallen in proper graves.

  • Changes and challenges create Army Strong kids

    Apr 15, 2011

    According to my "chickadees" - my daughter Hana and my son Devin - being a military child can be "pretty cool." World travels, a diverse group of friends and a mom or dad (or both) who wear the uniform every day, are all normal in their eyes. Some of their friends think it's a bit exotic. Hana loves telling people that she was born in Lich, Germany, and is proud of having seen so much of the world by 9 years old.

  • Uncasing ceremony marks signal unit's homecoming

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion officially marked its return from a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom by uncasing its colors in a ceremony on Fort Huachuca's Brown Parade Field, Tuesday. The uncasing ceremony signifies the completion of the unit's overseas mission and their return to garrison operations.

  • Reggie provides effective therapy at health center

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- One minute, a clerk, nurse or patient is focused on everyday things - rescheduling an appointment, advising a patient, waiting for a prescription. The next minute, there is a palpitable change in the atmosphere, and a cheerful ruckus down the hall intrudes on the daily clinic routine

  • Fort, community meet to combat child abuse, raise public awareness during conference

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Strong communities raise strong children. In turn, communities that care can help reduce adverse actions involving children. On Friday, agencies from on and off Fort Huachuca came together at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to discuss child abuse prevention and intervention.

  • For human, animal safety, don't feed wildlife

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Wildlife and Fort Huachuca residents have coexisted since the installation was established in 1877. Buildings, landscaping and other facilities that allow people to work, live and play on post tend to attract wildlife and provide more abundant shelter, food and water than nearby, undeveloped land. If people attract prey animals by making food available to them intentionally or not, they provide a reliable place for predatory animals to come to hunt.

  • Additional housing now available on Fort Huachuca

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- With the opening of five new homes on Fort Huachuca, Soldiers and families stationed here now have more available housing options. Mountain Vista Communities opened the new homes in Coronado Village neighborhood with a ribbon cutting during a grand opening ceremony March 30. Representatives from the Department of the Army, Fort Huachuca, R.L. Workman Homes, LLC and Michael's Military Housing were on hand for the celebration.

  • Test

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Imagine being a specialty window cleaner for cleaning the outside windows on skyscrapers. It takes a gutsy individual who thrives on adrenalin rushes to take on this role, a potentially dangerous one in which a sudden wind and the wrong conditions can cause an individual to make a deadly plunge. Now, envision an even more specialized role in which an individual climbs a ladder to the top of a gigantic wind turbine to inspect and clean the blades and assure they are in proper working order before rappelling down its shaft, inspecting it along the way. It happened on Fort Huachuca, March 15, when Fort Huachuca's gigantic wind turbine was inspected and cleaned, making it one step closer to being put into operation.

  • Fort broadcaster wins first place

    Apr 1, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- One of Fort Huachuca's own, a broadcast journalist from U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs, won first place in the 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards Competition.

  • 86th ESB Soldiers return after yearlong deployment

    Apr 1, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- After 12 months of worrying, wondering and waiting, friends and family members were on hand to welcome home the advanced party Soldiers of the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion in the early morning hours of March 24.

  • Joint Interoperability Conference reestablished, held

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Military representatives from around the country came together in Sierra Vista this week, during the 2011 Joint Interoperability Conference, to share insight and increase their understanding on the interoperability issues faced by today's joint warfighter. The three-day event, which began on Tuesday, is being hosted by the Joint Interoperability Test Command on Fort Huachuca and co-sponsored by the local chapters of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the International Test and Evaluation Association Huachuca Chapter. The conference is being held at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, and wraps up today.

  • Anti-hacking poster garners first-place award at DA level

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca's Operational Security team hacked out their competition and took home a big win. The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, OPSEC, a tenant unit here, won first place in the Army Achievement Award, 2010 OPSEC Awards Multimedia Achievement, print category.

  • Testing, cleaning at wind turbine an adrenaline rush

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Staff Writer Imagine being a specialty window cleaner for cleaning the outside windows on skyscrapers. It takes a gutsy individual who thrives on adrenalin rushes to take on this role, a potentially dangerous one in which a sudden wind and the wrong conditions can cause an individual to make a deadly plunge. Now, envision an even more specialized role in which an individual climbs a ladder to the top of a gigantic wind turbine to inspect and clean the blades and assure they are in proper working order before rappelling down its shaft, inspecting it along the way. It happened on Fort Huachuca, March 15, when Fort Huachuca's gigantic wind turbine was inspected and cleaned, making it one step closer to being put into operation.

  • Three Fort Huachuca NCOs inducted into elite Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Mar 16, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Three noncommissioned officers stationed on Fort Huachuca were recently inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. The SAMC is an elite organization comprising of NCOs who have demonstrated performance and inherent leadership qualities and abilities characterized by those of Sgt. Audie Murphy.

  • Senior NCO conference gets Soldiers back to basics

    Mar 16, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- This year's 2011 Military Intelligence Command Sergeants Major/Sergeants Major Conference was all about getting back to the basics. One hundred fifty-four MI command sergeants major, sergeants major, first sergeants, master sergeants and retirees attended the three-day conference held March 8-10 on Fort Huachuca. The vast majority of attendees traveled from installations around the world, including those in Korea, Hawaii, Germany, Belgium and more.

  • Fort officials suspect bad fire season lies ahead

    Mar 16, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Wildfires in Southeast Arizona, though dreaded, are inevitable. It's not a matter of "if," but "when'" While fires on Fort Huachuca can occur throughout the year, the highest fire danger normally occurs in May and June.

  • 11th Signal Brigade commanders change

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The 11th Signal Brigade conducted a change-of-command ceremony at historic Brown Parade Field Friday, to recognize the arrival of Col. Patrick Dedham as its new commander. Dedham succeeds Col. Frank Huber who assumed control of the 11th T Tactical Signal Brigade on February 26, 2009.

  • FH Weapons Intelligence Course gets additional skill identifier

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A course fairly new to Fort Huachuca is designed to teach Soldiers to investigate the aftermaths of improvised incendiary devices and is designed to give Soldiers skills beneficial to units on the battlefield.

  • Culture Summit brings nations together, promotes understanding

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Representatives of various nations from around the world came together this week in Sierra Vista to expose others to and promote their cultures and to better understand those of others. The fifth annual Culture Summit wraps up today at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center in Sierra Vista. The three-day event which began on Monday is hosted by the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and the Training and Doctrine Command Culture Center on Fort Huachuca.

  • African-Americans honored during February

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Close to 250 Soldiers, civilians and community members gathered at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca, Feb. 23, to celebrate African-American/Black History Month. In 1976, the month of February was officially named Black History month. February was chosen as the month to celebrate because it contains birthdays of some of the biggest supporters of Black history, stated Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, Military Intelligence Corps command sergeant major, in his opening remarks.

  • Best of the Best' honored at 2010 Installation Award Banquet

    Mar 7, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Each year the Fort Huachuca community honors individuals working on post who have consistently performed beyond the call of duty. The installation awards banquet was held Friday evening at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Approximately 250 people attrended, ranging from Soldiers and their families, Department of Defense civilians, friends and local and state dignitaries.

  • Soldiers, NCOs compete to be "Best Warrior"

    Feb 25, 2011

  • Three Fort Huachuca swimmers make nationals

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Three swimmers affiliated with Fort Huachuca recently made a big splash when their times qualified them for nationals. 2nd Lt. Kenneth Cummings, Company C; 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, Anna DeLozier, Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Grounds (C4ISR) and Carmen DeLeon, lifeguard, Barnes Field House will compete against swimmers from across the nation in the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship in April.

  • With program in flux, pride, veteran leadership key to boxing success

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - For the 2011 All-Army boxing team, this year's All-Armed Forces Boxing competition is one of the most important in recent history for more reasons than one. Once again, the Army's undefeated streak is on the line, as it stands the Army hasn't lost for 19-years and counting.

  • Fort Huachuca boy among worldwide contest finalists

    Feb 23, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS- Operation Homefront announced the 100 semi-finalists - 20 representing each service - for the 2011 Military Child of the Year® Award. For the first time in 2011, the award will be given to an outstanding military child from each service - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. A Fort Huachuca Boy, Gavin Moran, 13, is one of the Army contenders.

  • New training class added to FH resiliency programs

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Late last year, "The Fort Huachuca Scout" ran an article in which Lt. Gen Rick Lynch, commander, Installation Management Command, stressed the importance of resiliency; the ability to realize personal growth and development in the face of challenging situations. Lynch supervises all Army installations through his command employing some 120,000 people. "We hear it often nowadays, resiliency. From the highest levels of leadership on down, as we talk about how we are addressing the effects of nine years of conflict," wrote Lynch in a column that appeared in the Nov. 24 "Fort Huachuca Scout."

  • Famed boxing coach announces retirement at Huachuca

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Current All-Army head coach Basheer Abdullah hasn't put forward a losing team in his 14-year career, a remarkable feat considering the unpredictable nature of the combat sport. Abdullah will shoot for a 15th team title and his last, at the Armed Forces championship at Lackland, Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. After 20 years as both a top-tier Army boxer and coach, Abdullah recently announced his retirement during the All-Army camp, here.

  • Fort Huachuca Emergency Closure Friday, 4 FEB 11

    Feb 3, 2011

  • Olympic hopeful fights for something bigger than self

    Feb 3, 2011

    Those who observe this year's All-Army camp, held here, will notice gender is not a factor. The boxers are simply athletes, with both men and women training and boxing each other indiscriminately as one cohesive team.

  • All-Army boxer hopes to win, follow destiny

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Spc. Jeffery Spencer is headed to the 2012 Olympic trials, and he is going to win because it is his destiny. The pundits certainly agree, the five-time All-Army boxing standout and current national champion is ranked number one in his weight class by USA boxing. Every other 178 pound boxer in the Army seems to agree; Spencer will be unopposed in his weight class at this year's All-Army tournament. His coaches also agree. When "The Fort Huachuca Scout" asked to interview a boxer who could make it to London in 2012, they instinctively pointed to him.

  • Programs now available through ACS to assist new military parents

    Jan 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- New programs are available on Fort Huachuca to assist new parents and parents to be. Army Community Services now offers the New Parent Support Program and Baby Boot Camp. The programs are free to all active duty personnel and their families.

  • Fort Huachuca is at the forefront of managing storm water through Low Impact Development

    Jan 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Managing storm water through Low Impact Development projects is a relatively new concept. It's a concept that the Army has fully embraced. A draft statement is currently in place to make LID projects an Army wide policy.

  • All-Army Boxing hopeful fights for redemption

    Jan 28, 2011

    Sgt. Toribio Ramirez remembers the finals of last year's All-Army boxing competition, here. Midway through the first round of the gold medal contest, the underdog floored his opponent, Spc. Connor Johnson, a dominant, defending World-Class Army athlete with a jarring straight right to the chin.

  • Army civilian training available at no cost to office

    Jan 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.--The Army's chief of Civilian Training and Leader Development Division spoke to about 300 government civilian employees at a special training session for the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), Jan. 19, in the command's auditorium. Vicki Brown, from the Department of the Army G-37, provided an update on the Army's current civilian training and leadership development programs.

  • DFACS to change menu fare, move to healthful items

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- When Soldiers enter Yardley, Virginia Hall and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion Dining Facilities on Feb. 1, they will notice a big change in the menus. Gone will be fried entrees, burgers, sodas and cake, pie and cookies and other high-calorie, low nutrition items.

  • Fort continues energy reduction effort: Turbines may power installation in future

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Soon, those driving near or on Fort Huachuca will have a visual reminder that Fort Huachuca continuously strives to reduce its environmental footprint. The installation of a giant wind turbine on the south range near the aerostat is the beginning of the fortAca,!a,,cs effort to produce much or all of its own power. Construction is underway on the massive project. But, before changes can happen here or at any other military installation, the turbine needs to undergo extensive testing

  • Soldiers receive awards for helping save accident victim

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Two Soldiers who happened to be at the right place at the right time received an award for coming to the aid of an accident victim last fall. Company B, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, presented Army Achievement Medals to Pvt. Stephen Jackson and Pvt. Christopher Morris, Jan. 6, for assisting an accident victim at the Intersection of State Route 90 and State Route 80. The single-vehicle accident, which occurred Oct. 16, 2010, left both the car and driver stranded 100 feet up a mountain.

  • Fort makes significant contributions to recover endangered species

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Due to the efforts of Fort Huachuca's Environmental and Natural Resources Division, a rare plant, the Huachuca water umbel, can now be found in three more sites along the San Pedro River. The plant, which looks like grass, is an herbaceous, semi-aquatic perennial with bright green leaves that are hollow and grow straight up from creeping roots. The leaves are often one to two inches high, but may reach up to eight inches in favorable conditions. In the late 90s, it was listed as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act. Since then, the ENRD has been working to recover the plant.

  • Smokeless tobacco not permitted in workplace

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- As an assistant inspector general, one holds the duty of correcting any violation of regulation, policy, or law. Most violations can be corrected with a "Teach and Train" also known as "an on the spot correction."

  • BUENA STUDENTS TOUR TIC

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Twenty students from Buena High School toured the facilities of the Technology Integration Center (TIC) Nov. 30, 2010, at Fort Huachuca to gain a better understanding of the electronic components the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) tests and fields for the Army and other Government agencies.

  • One general says farewell, another takes over: FH honors both in change-of-command ceremony

    Dec 8, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- After 36 years of duty and dedication to the Army, Maj. Gen. John Custer bid a final farewell Dec. 8 to the Fort Huachuca community during a change of command ceremony on Brown Parade Field.

  • Amputee inspires Soldier, causes attitude shift after accident

    Dec 8, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- I never saw it coming. It happened so fast, there wasn't even time to think. I remember the deafening sound of glass breaking and the concerned looks on the faces of my friends. To be honest, my first instinct was to laugh, I mean it's not every day that one falls through a sliding glass door. One glance at my leg and I knew ... this cannot be good.

  • Fitness program helps civilian resiliency

    Dec 6, 2010

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- Last week the Fort Huachuca Scout ran an article in which Lt. Gen Rick Lynch, commander, Installation Management Command, stressed the importance of resiliency; the ability to realize personal growth and development in the face of challenging situations. IMCOM civilians are now encouraged to take advantage of a free tool that develops resiliency; the President's Challenge, and even earn a presidential award for doing so. The President's Challenge is part of the newly launched Civilian Wellness Program, and supports IMCOM's Command Policy #17, the Civilian Wellness Policy.

  • Dignitary visits, tours energy projects, meets with Soldiers

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca Friday for a personal look at the installation, energy and water initiatives here supporting Army sustainability and net-zero goals.

  • Gold Star Mothers honored, their children's sacrifices not forgotten

    Nov 8, 2010

    For the past five years Gilbert Munoz of Tucson and his wife Mary have been trying to cope with the death of their son, Capt. Gilbert Anthony Munoz. Munoz died Feb. 9, 2005 just two days after his first wedding anniversary.

  • U.S. Army launches Army Learning Concept 2015

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The U.S. Army is preparing to meet the challenge of training the 21st Century Soldier with its recent implementation of the U.S. Army Learning Concept for 2015. Leanne Rutherford, director of the Learning Technology Office for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, stated Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is mandating all TRADOC centers and schools move forward with the implementation of ALC 2015.

  • Tough Mudder challenges Soldiers, encourages them to help wounded comrades

    Oct 15, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A group of eight Soldiers from Fort Huachuca participated in the Tough Mudder event held in Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort, Calif. on Sunday. The group, along with other participants, had to climb the steep, rugged Black Diamond Mountains as part of the challenge. Warning signs are posted for people not to run up or down these mountains.

  • SOS support coordinator assists families, helps provide closure

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Since 2003, Natale Salvatore Cataudella of Tucson has been looking for closure. His son, Sgt. Sean Cataudella, died August 30, 2003 in Balad, Iraq when the up-armored humvee he was driving hit an embankment and rolled into a canal. Cataudella was able to save the gunner, but drowned as a result of the accident. He posthumously received the Bronze Star for his actions, but Cataudella said no medal would ever replace his son. When Sgt. Cataudella returned to the United States he was not viewable, so his family never received any closure, until now.

  • Military launches domestic violence awareness campaign

    Oct 7, 2010

    The Defense Department is observing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by reminding the military community about resources and programs to help in preventing or stopping domestic violence. President Barack Obama issued a National Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation Oct. 1, emphasizing the U.S. government's commitment to reducing its prevalence, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice.

  • 'Rudy' inspires MP Soldiers to follow their dreams

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- "What you need is a dream and then you must find out what to do with it," explained Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger, Saturday morning, as he spoke to about 60 Soldiers from the 18th Military Police detachment, during a professional development session at Murr Community Center on Fort Huachuca.

  • First class of UAS maintainers to graduate

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion graduates its first class of 15E UAS maintainers tomorrow, adding a new military occupational specialty to the Army. Fort Huachuca is now home to the MOS 15E. Soldiers in the new MOS maintain UASs, such as the Shadow, Grey Eagle (EMRP), and Hunter (MQ-5B).

  • NETCOM/9SC(A) CHANGE OF COMMAND

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Maj. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence passed the reins of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) to Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper in a ceremony Sept. 22 here at Barnes Field House. The weather may have moved the ceremony away from Brown Parade Field, but it did not dampen the spirits of the approximately 300 people in attendance.

  • Device helps Soldiers communicate with Afghan citizens

    Sep 16, 2010

    The TransTac device, which will be fielded for the first time to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) to Afghanistan before the end of the calendar year, will be used by Soldiers to translate English to Dari or English to Pashto, and vice-versa.

  • Army wife gets a new lease on life

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- It's been almost two years since Stacey Turner registered to receive a kidney transplant, a process she was told could take up to five years. Last December she received her kidney, and a new outlook on life. When Turner was 17 she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. Until four years ago, the 41 year-old never thought the disease would affect her life, until one day she had to make a decision that would ultimately depend on someone else's life.

  • Fort Huachuca installation retention teams gear up for new fiscal year

    Sep 13, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- As the current fiscal year ends and fiscal year 2011 approaches, it is a time for Soldiers to consider their futures and how the Army can benefit them and their families. During a budget briefing at the Pentagon, Lt. Gen. Edgar Stanton III, the Army's military deputy for budget, detailed the overall rationale behind items in the Army's portion of the Department of Defense's FY11 budget requests.

  • Range control surpasses normal mission:Program receives Tier III SRP for FY 2008/2009

    Sep 13, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca's range control personnel are always working toward the future. They continue to look for new, innovative approaches to ensure the range is sustainable down the road. That's one reason why the division was recently awarded the Tier III Sustainable Range Program award for fiscal year 2008/2009.

  • Writer learns about Fort Huachuca security first-hand

    Sep 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- (Editor's note: August is Anti-terrorism Awareness Month. Since this event actually happened to a summer hire student who is a NETCOM stringer for "The Fort Huachuca Scout", she wanted to share her experience as the possibility of terrorism on a military installation is very real.) Click. Click. Click. My sweaty, quivering hands nervously tap the end of the pen, and I shuffle my feet with the urge to run as the imposing figure steps into the doorway. My heart pounds ferociously; the little hairs on my arm have a pulse of their own.

  • It's legal to terminate leases when deploying

    Sep 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Many people are unaware they may terminate cell phone contracts if deploying or permanently changing station' Under Section 535a of the Service Members Civil Relief Act, servicemembers may be able to terminate or suspend cell phone contracts if deploying overseas or PCS to another continental U.S. location.

  • Plaque discovered by metal scrap dealer ends up in rightful home

    Sep 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A few years ago, while poring through scrap metal at A & T Metals Recycling Center in Sierra Vista, an employee discovered a large brass plaque in the scrap yard. It appeared to have a connection to the U.S. Army. Suspecting the plaque may have been stolen, the business owner contacted the Cochise County Sheriff's office in Bisbee to report the find. Sgt. Gene Wheeler got the case and determined there was no report of the item having been stolen.

  • Eagle Scout revamps Fort Huachuca's dog park

    Sep 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- For the past two months Leon Ross has been working hard to revamp the Williams Field dog park on Fort Huachuca. Ross took on the project because he needed an Eagle Scout project and at the same time says Fort Huachuca needed a dog park.

  • FH Soldiers help Fort Hood signal unit train on new equipment as they prepare to deploy

    Sep 7, 2010

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz. -- About 40 Soldiers from Fort Huachuca's 11th Signal Brigade helped prepare for a historic moment for Soldiers of the 62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion Aug. 13-21 at Fort Hood, Texas as they tested new equipment in a field environment in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

  • Army implementing standard child-care fees

    Sep 7, 2010

    Beginning Oct. 1, most Army families will see an increase in their child care fees, while others will see a reduction and some will see no change in fees for School Year 2010-2011. This is a result of a new Department of Defense policy.

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