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  • Mandatory soldier transition courses have smoothed adjustment to civilian life

    08/07/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — After decades of service in the U.S. armed forces, living in a strictly regimented culture of knowing where and when a soldier, sailor or airman needs to be at any given moment, one of the biggest challenges can be adjusting to civilian life after separating from the military. For generations, this was a step that service men and women had to take alone, with no mandated assistance or guidance from the Department of Defense or the various military services, stretching back to the days of World War II and Vietnam, when soldiers were simply given their discharge...
  • Stars premier new ‘Independence Day’ movie with soldiers on Fort Huachuca

    06/22/2016 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    FORT HUACHUCA — Even the stars were a little starstruck. It’s one thing to portray the military in Hollywood, as the cast of the blockbuster “Independence Day” did 20 years ago in a story that featured people of Earth banding together to topple alien invaders. Much of the cast has regrouped, with some new cast members, for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the much anticipated sequel that hits theaters this Thursday. But to visit the troops on their turf and see what they do to defend the U.S. is quite another thing. Two stars from the new film, Jessie T. Usher and...
  • Former Buena grad relinquishes command.

    06/11/2015 6:29:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A 1990 graduate of Buena High School — Lt. Col. David A. Thomas — handed command of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to his successor on Wednesday. Taking over is Lt. Col. Cora D. Henry who assumed command of The Renegades — the battalion’s nickname — at a morning ceremony on Brown Parade Field on the southern Arizona Army post.
  • Local veterans get a mission . Maj. Gen. Ashley points to declining numbers who volunteer

    01/05/2015 9:34:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — While it’s a new year, one constant Americans can count on every year is its military, Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley said. But even that constant is going through changes with the reduction in its forces coupled with fewer citizens willing to to be part of the nation’s volunteer military forces, the commander of the Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca said Saturday. Speaking at the monthly meeting of the Greater Sierra Visa United Veterans Council, Ashley said, “I’m here today in a very elite company. You are part of an honored few that were...
  • COMMENTARY: Stopping job cuts at Fort Huachuca

    09/02/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Cochise County and our surrounding region could be losing up to 2,700 jobs unless we change leadership in Congress. The Department of the Army was forced by the Budget Control Act to draft a proposal for massive budget cuts — including a maximum cut of 2,700 positions at Fort Huachuca plus potential cuts in contractors. If these cuts go through, they will have a disastrous impact on our community. Fort Huachuca is the largest employer in Cochise County and a key part of the Sierra Vista economy. The Fort has the biggest economic impact of any base in the state,...
  • Fort night missions start Monday

    08/09/2014 9:05:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    FORT HUACHUCA — The post will conduct a nighttime training exercise with low-flying aircraft from 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Wednesday, announced Public Affairs Officer Angela Camara. Each evening will consist of helicopters transiting the Mustang Mountains near Whetstone, and crossing the post with activity between the South Range and Libby Army Airfield. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our neighbors,” said Garrison Commander Col. Thomas A. Boone, “Our ability to conduct these training missions in support of the National Defense Strategy keeps our soldiers trained for operations in every corner of the globe and keeps...
  • The price of history

    08/02/2014 9:36:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Historic building, or deteriorating structure that long ago outlived its usefulness? The continuing saga of the Mountain View Officers Club on Fort Huachuca appears headed toward an answer to that query, with an open house scheduled for Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Murr Community Center. The gathering will be less like a hearing, and more like an opportunity to gather information on what is being considered for Building 66050. Instead of a formal meeting, several “stations” will be set up where people can get answers to their questions and make comments. Local and state organizations are outspoken on...
  • Plane crash at local airport injures two

    05/18/2014 8:48:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Two people aboard a Cessna 500 — a two-seater aircraft — were injured in a 10 a.m. accident at the joint Libby Army Airfield and and Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, according to a post spokeswoman. Both individuals were transported to medical facilities for treatment, with one being flown to a Tucson hospital and the other taken by ground transportation to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, fort media relations officer Tanja Linton said. Their names and conditions were not available. Michelle Fidler, spokeswoman for the National Park Service Intermountain Region, said Ponderosa Aviation in Safford has a...
  • Soldiers say goodbye for now

    05/05/2014 12:43:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — It was zero-dark-thirty — a military term to express something really early, a time when even the sun is slumbering. But the Murr Community Center was full of soldiers and family members, although some of them were taking cat naps, stretched out on the floor or with heads on tables. Others, especially children, were flashes of energy at 3:45 a.m., belying the truth it was still bed time. Sunday was the day the second contingent of 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion soldiers were deploying — the first group left Thursday — this time eventually to Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain,...
  • Plaque will honor historic McDonald's drive-thru

    04/25/2014 7:26:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    The Sierra Vista Historical Society will dedicate a new historical plaque for its “An Historic Treasure Hunt; Sierra Vista’s Unique Past” at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the McDonald’s Restaurant, 1802 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. In November 1973, McDonald’s built its first Sierra Vista location adjacent to one of the largest military posts in the United States. While a significant number of its patrons were soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca, by 1974 a new U.S. Army regulation governing uniform decorum prohibited soldiers from entering local businesses while wearing their fatigues. The fast food chain responded by opening its...
  • Our View: Good news for the fort. Findings of the Biological Opinion reward fort's efforts

    04/07/2014 2:27:08 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/Herald Recview
    Fort Huachuca’s leadership over the years on water conservation has established an indisputable record of accomplishments, which serves to protect the San Pedro River and its watershed. And the surrounding civilian communities have also provided hard work and innovation — actions that other communities with similar challenges now try to emulate. Confirmation that this team is doing things the right way was announced on Friday. Officials from the Army and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reached agreement on a formal Biological Opinion last Monday. For those wondering what the fuss is about, the lack of a Biological Opinion has...
  • Hundreds of undocumented immigrants captured at southern Arizona military post

    11/18/2013 12:36:53 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2013 | Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
    TUCSON - How secure are U.S. military installations? You would think the answer is: very. But, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators uncovered, one installation, right here in southern Arizona, continues to face potential outside security risks, and the problem doesn't seem to be getting any better. Fort Huachuca is only 15 miles north of our state's border with Mexico. The Army post covers more than 73,000 acres. In many parts, the terrain is steep and rugged. Much of the work that goes on at Fort Huachuca is classified but, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators learned, keeping people who...
  • New threats push need for intelligence, DIA director says

    09/16/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - The tips of fingers are sensitive, they can tell much to a person about what is felt and, in the world of intelligence gathering, ascertaining the intentions of an enemy many times requires a slight touch, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said last week. “It’s pretty stunning how far the intelligence community has come. How integrated we are. How interagency dependent we are,” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Wednesday. But in a constantly changing, violent-prone world, those engaged in intelligence work not only have to be current but be ahead of interpreting potential changes, said...
  • Fort troops deploy to Afghanistan

    04/25/2012 9:48:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — This morning 16 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion 13th Aviation Regiment on Fort Huachuca, began their ear-long deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers who fly and maintain the Army’s Gray Eagle. The unmanned aerial systems is a critical component of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance needed in the country. The battalion, is part of the 1st Aviation Brigade, which has its headquarters at the Fort Rucker, Ala., Army Aviation Center of Excellence. The soldiers department around 5:30 a.m. today, after a short ceremony, at which family members and others attended. See Thursday’s Herald/Review for more details.
  • A pause to honor, thank those who have fallen

    05/31/2011 5:19:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA — Those who are called upon to defend America’s freedom overcome impossible odds and do extraordinary things, Brig. Gen. Gregg Potter said just before noon Monday. And for many of them, their loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage were maintained by all who served — be it as soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines or Coast Guardsmen — by leaving “the safety of their sovereign soil to defeat tyrants, ensure justice and fulfill the promise of safety and security for our citizens and the global community,” Potter said. The commander of the Intelligence Center of Excellence...

    04/27/2010 5:11:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 169 replies · 3,969+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | April 27, 2010
    SEND IN THE DRONES: PREDATORS TO FLY ABOVE TEX-MEX BORDER Tue Apr 27 2010 19:39:41 ET Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate hearing Tuesday that unmanned aerial drones will soon fly through Texas skies! "Big Sis" declared that over the past 15 months, federal law enforcement initiatives have made the border more secure than in any other time in history, the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS reports in Wednesday editions. The new "predator bees" have the capability to fly at altitudes used by commercial aircraft, and are designed to enhance intelligence capabilities of federal, state and local law enforcement. But...
  • Fort Huachuca kids ‘deploy’ for a day

    03/06/2010 11:57:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 147+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Operation Junior Heroes will deploy a new bunch of recruits to Camp Lightning at 9 a.m. March 27. The event is designed to take the mystery out of deployments and help children express feelings about separation due to the military. The deployment includes check in, registration, mock medical check-up, distribution of orders and a trip downrange where soldiers are training/preparing for deployment. In addition to learning what soldiers do, kids will get to eat at the chow tent and experience a mail call. The young recruits will get to visit the mock PX and take part in...
  • Program targeted in Fort Jackson probe moved

    02/20/2010 8:02:32 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 10 replies · 584+ views ^ | 2/20/10 | Jeff Wilkinson
    A U.S. Army program at the center of a probe into allegations that Muslim translator trainees threatened to poison soldiers at Fort Jackson was moved to a post in Arizona last month. Spokeswomen at both Fort Jackson and Fort Huachuca, Ariz, confirmed the program - which trains noncitizen native speakers in such languages as Arabic and Farsi to become soldiers and translators - has been relocated. The Army refers to the program, begun in 2003, as 09 Lima.
  • Wyoming soldier collapses, dies in AZ

    12/16/2008 4:14:43 AM PST · by ET(end tyranny) · 36 replies · 1,621+ views
    WOOD TV ^ | Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | NA
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (WOOD) - Pfc. Moneeka Mayo-Vandergeld, 29, of Wyoming, Mich., died Dec. 15 after collapsing while participating in a road march at Fort Huachuca in Arizona, according to base officials. She was qualifying for a German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. Emergency personnel responded Sunday morning to the scene near Sierra Vista and tended to Mayo-Vandergeld. She was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Health Center where she died later that morning. 24 Hour News 8 talked to the grandmother of Mayo-Vandergeld's two stepchildren. She said she learned Mayo-Vandergeld was kicked in the ribs and a rib punctured her heart...
  • Fort Huachuca Counter-Protest After Action Report

    11/16/2008 7:22:09 PM PST · by SSBN Sailor · 22 replies · 1,324+ views
    11/16/2008 | SSBN Sailor
    Dateline Sunday 16 November 2008 Sierra Vista, AZ., Fort Huachuca. Today was the day the “Say No to Torture” Protest by the southwest weekend of protest group also sponsored by code pink. The day for my wife and I, started at 9 am as we headed to town to pick up a new Flag, a quick stop at the local “Evil Wal-Mart” and we were on our way to the park to counter protest. The park they chose to begin their protest is named “Veterans Memorial Park” and I am saddened by the fact that they chose this park to...
  • Freak-A-Zoids Noids come to Protest at Ft Huachuca Arizona and get FREEPED

    11/16/2008 2:52:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 43 replies · 2,154+ views
    Just got back from the FREEP of the proteters outside Ft Huachuca. There were about 100 or so Freak-A-Zoids with the requisite (in their miniscule mine minds) Abu-Gharib jumpsuits and the leftover '60s hippies. There were close to 100 patriots on our side with American flags, Service Flags, loud speakers playing patriotic music, a highland bag piper. The patriots brought their children and they jooined in loudly FREEPing the protesters (bless their little hearts). When I left the Freak-A-Zoids had yet to try to tresspass onto post. Lots and lots of local police presence as well as military police present...
  • Fort to close gate due to event Sunday

    11/14/2008 6:45:30 PM PST · by SSBN Sailor · 18 replies · 849+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista, AZ ^ | November 14, 2008 | None Listed
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Main Gate will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday to all traffic including foot traffic, due to a planned demonstration. The event is part of the Southwest Weekend of Witness, which is sponsored by Southwest Witness, Tucson SOA Watch and Torture on Trial. The events will have a “No to Torture” rally at Veterans’ Memorial Park, followed by a procession and presence at the Main Gate. These events occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • U.S. Hones Intelligence Skills

    04/28/2008 5:55:14 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 92+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — One of the most experienced interrogators in the Defense Department looked straight into Ahmed's eyes and asked him for the third time: "Ahmed, what insurgent organization do you belong to?" Sitting in the room with no windows, Ahmed refused to answer the interrogator's questions. He was stoic — similar to many al Qaeda insurgents the interrogator had questioned at the detention center at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But, this time, things were different. Ahmed, who uses an alias, was practicing as an advanced interrogation student at Fort Huachuca, the nation's largest intelligence-training facility...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Huachuca ~ 8 January 08

    01/07/2008 5:59:55 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 611 replies · 921+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
    Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fort Huachuca Old Post Barracks and Historical Museum Last of the Indian Scouts, Fort Huachuca, Arizona Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Intel is key: High-ranking congressman says fort plays big role in U.S. defense

    12/01/2007 3:36:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 245+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The defense of the United States is going to require highly trained military intelligence professions, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. Preparing critical intelligence providers is being done on this Southern Arizona post, said U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., who assumed the chairmanship of the committee in January. Having an intelligence force that is the best will ensure the United States can counter any future enemy, he said. “It’s going to be the intelligence world that makes the difference,” he said after spending an afternoon on the post. It was Skelton’s first trip...
  • Threat led to security change at U.S. base

    11/29/2007 11:45:44 AM PST · by driftdiver · 6 replies · 146+ views
    Security News Wire ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Law enforcement documents have revealed security measures at Fort Huachuca in Arizona were changed after warnings of a possible terror attack. The documents said an estimated 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were planning with the help of Mexican drug cartels to sneak into the United States through underground tunnels and attack the base, the largest intelligence-training center in the country, with high-powered weapons, The Washington Times reported Monday. "A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," said one of the documents, a Federal Bureau...
  • BREAKING NEWS: FBI downplays reports of terrorist threat against Fort Huachuca

    11/26/2007 5:53:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 379+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A federal report in May that this southern Arizona Army post may be the target of Middle Easterners who were smuggled into the United States from Mexico is “not valid or credible,” a FBI spokesman said Monday. While an agency report has been leaked to some members of the media it does not mean the document contains vetted and true information, Special Agent Richard Kolko said. More information will be published in Tuesday's Herald/Review.
  • Islamists target Arizona base

    11/26/2007 3:51:33 AM PST · by Man50D · 54 replies · 272+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2007 | Sara A. Carter
    Fort Huachuca, the nation's largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility. Fort officials changed security measures after sources warned that possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to be smuggled into the U.S. through underground tunnels with high-powered weapons to attack the Arizona Army base, according to multiple confidential law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Times. "A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," according to one...
  • Threat Matrix: November 2007

    11/01/2007 8:43:53 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,482 replies · 7,475+ views
    U.S. to Offer Turkey Help on PKK The U.S. is to offer Turkey a package of measures to dissuade Ankara from mounting a large-scale military incursion into Iraq to attack PKK Kurdish guerrillas, who have killed scores of Turkish soldiers in recent weeks. Ahead of a meeting in Washington on Monday between President George W. Bush and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, U.S. officials said Ankara would have to get concrete American help to combat the PKK, which has bases in northern Iraq from where it frequently launches attacks into Turkey. “Erdogan has to go back with the...
  • Tucson TV Station Broadcasts Arizona Fort Huachuca Terror Threat Report

    11/18/2007 2:21:39 PM PST · by mimmson · 103 replies · 1,799+ views
    National Terror Alert Response Center ^ | 11/18/07 | National Terror Alert
    KOLD News 13 Tucson is currently running a special report focused on a urgent FBI report outlining a possible terrorist threat in southern Arizona. It speaks specifically to Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista. The document gives no timetable or explanation of how the threat will be carried out. But it does say, “a group of Iraqis may have entered the United States through tunnels from Mexico into Arizona,” and those same “Iraqis are believed to be the ones who will perpetrate the attack on Fort Huachuca.
  • Driveby shooting death (3 Ft. Huachuca soldiers shot at following argument)

    11/03/2007 10:51:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 206+ views
    Tucson police are searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning that left one man dead and another seriously injured. At about 2 a.m. three soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista were leaving Tucson hip-hop club Envy, 6211 E. Speedway, following an argument with the suspect, Jurel Dionne Roberson, 21. As the three soldiers were driving west bound on Speedway, Roberson pursued them in a borrowed car, pulled up along side the victims and fired several shots into their car.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Gen. Fast restricts soldiers' travel to Mexico

    05/18/2007 5:41:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 1,941+ views
    The commander of the Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca is restricting soldiers' assigned to the fort from traveling into Mexico. Additionally, Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast is advising Army civilian personnel and family members of military and civilians to be careful. Following is her message: "In view of the recent increase in drug-related violence just across the Mexican border near the towns of Cananea and Naco, until further notice, I am directing that all military personnel and strongly advising all Department of the Army civilian personnel and their families to restrict their travel by avoiding the border towns of Mexico. If...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fort Huachuca closes, parts of I-10 also closed. (So Global Warming is real?)

    01/22/2007 10:29:12 AM PST · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,732+ views
    SIERRA VISTA -- Fort Huachuca officials announced that all personnel including DA civilians and contractors have been sent home this morning due to the inclement weather. Only mission essential personnel and residents will be allowed access to the installation. All non-mission essential personnel who may already be on the fort have been released. Officials advise caution when traveling on the installation due to icy conditions. The fort's dining facilities are operating on a normal schedule for now, but the situation may be update. In other related news, Interstate 10 remains open but there are numerous icy spots east of Tucson....
  • Sierra Vista gives fire truck to Fort Huachuca

    09/23/2006 7:57:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 613+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A large panther is now part of Fort Huachuca’s protecting force, courtesy of the city of Sierra Vista. Mayor Tom Hessler turned keys to a nearly $800,000, 78,900-pound fire-fighting monster over to Garrison Commander Col. Jonathan Hunter at a short Friday ceremony at the Pete Castro Maintenance Facility. The water, foam- and halotron-capable vehicle was constructed by the world’s largest fire truck company, Rosenbauer of Wyoming, Minn. The truck, which is designed to fight aircraft blazes, incorporates state-of-the-art technology, said Marty Huffman, the company’s Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting program manager, who lives in Sierra Vista. Fort Huachuca...
  • Deal reached on lease for Colored Officers Club on fort (Fort Huachuca, AZ)

    09/10/2006 12:33:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 877+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The terms of a proposed lease for the World War II Colored Officers Club on this Southeastern Arizona Army post have been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, said one of the organizers trying to save the facility. It still has to be signed by all parties. “It’s another milestone. Now there is some light at the end of the tunnel, like a flashlight (beam),” said Tom Stoney Sr., president of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers. More than three years ago, the association signed a memorandum with the fort to halt the wrecking ball that...
  • Fort Huachuca isn't driving growth right now, some say

    07/09/2006 7:30:44 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 497+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Growth in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed is mainly caused by the existence of Fort Huachuca, contends one of the leaders of the center for Biological Diversity. Phoenix physician Dr. Robin Silver claims documentation the center received through a Freedom of Information Act requests highlights increase in expenditures on Fort Huachuca. Silver says more money being spent means there are more activities going on at the fort. This, he said, equates to growth on the post and in the civilian community. Garrison Commander Col. Jonathan Hunter says this isn’t true. Silver, the center’s board chairman, is double counting...
  • Families on Fort Huachuca welcome 26 soldiers back from Iraq

    07/06/2006 6:27:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 971+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Lena Cowboy, her daughter Christina and grandson Ethan drove Wednesday from the northern Four Corners-area community of Kayenta to this part of Southern Arizona. The hours on the road were worth it. Her daughter, Staff Sgt. Lisa Cowboy, was returning from a year assignment in Iraq. Lisa also traveled by road from Fort Bliss, Texas, for the reunion. Sitting in the Eifler Gym, Lena waited for the buses carrying her daughter and 25 other returning soldiers to arrive. The two buses were escorted on post by American Legion Riders, a group of local motorcyclists. The arrival time...
  • Group's leader says saving officers club saves piece of western history

    06/09/2006 7:23:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 551+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s history has been defined and shaped by what happened in the Old West. Part of that record was due to the achievement of black soldiers who help protect settlements in places such as Southern Arizona, Tom Stoney said Wednesday during the monthly luncheon hosted by the Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee. And part of the story of the Buffalo Soldiers legacy needs to be saved, Stoney said to nearly 90 people. That can be done by ensuring the World War II black officers club on the post remains, he told nearly...
  • Army to present first $1,000 recruiting referral bonus to Fort Huachuca Soldier

    06/08/2006 4:12:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 250+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (Army News Service, June 7, 2006) – The Army’s first $1,000 recruiting referral bonus will go to a Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Soldier tomorrow in a ceremony at the Gazebo on historic Brown Parade Field. Staff Sgt. Consuelo Spears of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center referred Pvt. Bartolomeij Rdes. As Spears receives the bonus, Rdes will finish simultaneously finish advanced individual training at Fort Sill, Okla. Rdes is the first referral candidate to finish his training. The $1,000 isn't payable until the referral candidate enlists, completes basic training and then graduates from advanced individual training. “Soldiers continue to...
  • Tears of joy at Fort Huachuca as soldiers, families reunite

    05/13/2006 8:58:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 571+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The side door of the Barnes Field House was about to be opened by two soldiers when “Who Let the Dogs Out” began to play over a loudspeaker in the gym. For those sitting in the bleachers, it was a sign that the cable dogs of the 69th Signal Company were about to enter. Family and friends of the 142 men and women of the unit would soon reunite, ending a yearlong deployment of the soldiers. As the GIs entered the gym to some of the song’s “woof, woof, woof” words, those in the bleachers were on...
  • Demonstrators plan to gather outside fort’s Main Gate today (Leftist Loosers Stock on Stupid)

    11/20/2005 12:29:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 560+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — For the second year in a row, Fort Huachuca will be the site of a protest by demonstrators who say the Intelligence Center on the post educates soldiers in torture procedures. According to an e-mail received by the Herald/Review, “The United States is responsible for using torture and training other governments in the most modern methods of torture.” That comment was part of the nexus organizers of this year’s protest outside the fort’s Main Gate implying torture is part of training at the Intelligence Center. Post officials have continually denied any torture procedures are taught at the...
  • MPs help SV cops nab alleged robber (America's DUMBEST Criminal!)

    09/16/2005 7:14:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 773+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA - When Fort Huachuca military police recognized a local man in a suspect photo, Wednesday's bank robbery investigation came together, according to Sierra Vista police. "Military police recognized the subject as someone who delivers pizzas on post," Sierra Vista police Sgt. Glenn Hillig said Thursday. The MPs then contacted city police detectives. James A. Vigg, 22, was arrested on a robbery charge shortly after midnight Thursday in connection to a silent robbery at Compass Bank, 211 S. Carmichael Ave. The alleged robber passed a note to a female teller at about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday and left with an...
  • Fort unit's big job getting new systems to soldiers

    09/14/2005 10:37:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 296+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA - It's a small unit with a big job. That's what an Army colonel said about the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate. As the war on terrorism continues, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers are being provided new systems, some of which have not been through he normal vetting process prior to being sent to the field. That is when the directorate's soldiers and civilians are called upon to team with others from the Operational Test Command to deploy and evaluate how well equipment is doing in actual field environments. "We do operational testing of all intelligence-related systems...
  • More Soldiers deploy to help with hurricane relief

    09/02/2005 4:20:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 662+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 2, 2005) – Thousands of National Guard and active-duty Soldiers from across the nation are deploying to the Gulf coast to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery operations. Troops from the 1st Cavalry Division and 4th Infantry Division based out of Fort Hood, Texas, are now part of Joint Task Force Katrina, headquartered at Camp Shelby, Miss. Helicopters and crews from Hood’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade are the lead air element of the task force. More than 19,500 National Guard Soldiers were on duty to assist with the hurricane recovery in Louisiana and Mississippi as of...
  • Donation to help buy misters for U.S. troops

    08/20/2005 3:10:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 527+ views
    SIERRA VISTA - The president of the Fort Huachuca 50 handed over six checks totaling $2,100 to the organizer of an effort providing water misters to Fort Huachuca soldiers heading to Iraq. Jana Proctor accepted the checks - one for $1,600 from the organization and five other personal checks of $100 each from the group's board members. With temperatures in Iraq still in the 110-degree and above range, soldiers seek ways to keep cool in what is physically and emotionally hot conditions. In presenting the checks, Fort Huachuca 50 President Tom Finnegan said that when he served in the Army...
  • Language institute again in SV sights (Defense Language Institute)

    07/27/2005 5:55:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 517+ views
    SIERRA VISTA - It's déjà vu - again. Some civilian community leaders are again looking to bring the military's Defense Language Institute to Fort Huachuca or to build a campus for the school in Sierra Vista. The Defense Language Institute - DLI - was added to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission list last week, which could lead to transferring the school to another area. DLI is now located at the Army's Presidio of Monterey in California. In 1993, Sierra Vista leaders suggested DLI be moved from California to Arizona because of the importance language training had to the...
  • General: Past meets present in military intelligence

    06/25/2005 4:02:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 557+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA - The Army's intelligence community is a major player in today's war on terrorism, and the reason for intelligence successes is in part because of the community's past, Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast said Friday. As changes are made in the intelligence arena, more appreciation is due to those who served in the past, she said before five retired soldiers were inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. "For many of you it's like coming home. We are a product of the past," said Fast as she looked at the audience. The intelligence community is going through major...
  • Enviros ready suit vs. Huachuca (ECO-Taleban Alert!)

    03/18/2005 3:47:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 521+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 03/18/05 | Mitch Tobin
    Say post's growth threatens San Pedro Environmentalists worried about the fate of the San Pedro River filed papers Thursday in anticipation of another lawsuit against Fort Huachuca. The fort's "incremental, piecemeal expansion" - and Sierra Vista's accompanying growth - are threatening one of the continent's hot spots for species diversity, according to activists' notice of intent to sue the military and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If the fort doesn't do something about the area's declining water table, the post must downsize so the river and its endangered species can survive, says the 83-page notice filed by the Tucson-based...
  • Soldiers spend hours tracking illegals on the fort (Fort Huachuca, AZ)

    02/06/2005 12:49:10 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 39 replies · 957+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 2/6/2004 | Bill Hess
    FORT HUACHUCA - Out of breath, Sgt. David Reilly quickly moved about three miles to intercept a group of illegal immigrants who were using this Southern Arizona Army post early Saturday morning as an avenue into the United States."They're using a different trail," a somewhat frustrated Reilly reported over a military radio channel.'snip'Although not many illegal immigrants are detained on the post and turned over to the Border Patrol, the fact that such people use the fort as one of many northbound trails concerns installation officials.In the past nine months, Reilly said he has detained more than 2,000 illegal immigrants...
  • Illegal crossings are up again

    01/11/2005 3:49:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 538+ views
    TUCSON - The after-holiday traffic of illegal immigrants crossing the border is going up, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector. From Dec. 31 through Sunday, 5,967 illegal immigrants were taken into custody in the sector, which includes all of Arizona except for the far western region near Yuma, Andrea Zortman said Monday. Slightly more than 42 percent of those taken into custody in the 10-day period - 2,531 - were apprehended in Cochise County, she added. There are different types of illegal immigrants crossing the line at this time of year, Zortman said. One group...