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  • Marine Corps detachment welcomes new leader

    03/30/2018 6:11:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Alexis Ramanjulu
    FORT HUACHUCA A new major will take command of the Marine Corps detachment on Fort Huachuca Friday. When Maj. Daniel E. Lindblom hands over command to Maj. Michael B. Manna, it will mark another milestone: He is retiring after 20 years of service. Lindblom said hes enjoyed his time at Fort Huachuca. It's difficult to identify a particular high point. What I have enjoyed most is the support that our detachment has received from both the base and the city of Sierra Vista. Whether it was our relocation to our new barracks, fundraising for our annual birthday ball or...
  • Fort will conduct prescribed burn Wednesday

    02/06/2018 7:48:34 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA Fort Huachuca, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, will conduct a prescribed burn Wednesday in Training Area Tango 2 around Ranges 8, 9 and 10 to mitigate fire risk for our live fire training mission. Ignition should take place around 7:30 a.m. The majority of the smoke will likely be generated mid-morning and dispersed by the afternoon.
  • Marine Corps CH-53 Sea Stallion training at Fort Huachuca

    10/03/2017 5:46:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja Linton, media relations officer for the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA Fort Huachuca supports the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One's training exercise here 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 6. The exercise is conducted annually in April and October as the final training event for CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters based in Yuma. During the exercise, CH-53s fly into Libby Army Airfield and Hubbard Landing Zone. Marines exit the helicopters, secure selected areas and return to their aircraft. On LAAF, the group conducts a Forward Air Refueling Point event, refueling a couple of the helicopters from a KC-130. This is done while the aircraft's engines are on. Additionally, several C-130s...
  • Friends of the Huachuca Mountains introduce Spanish Fort on the San Pedro

    09/29/2017 8:36:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Carolyn Santucci, Friends of the Huachuca Mountains
    HEREFORD On Sunday, Oct. 1, at 1:30 p.m, Friends of the Huachuca Mountains will introduce a little-known Spanish outpost along the San Pedro River. Perrie Barnes will present information about Presidio de Terrenate de Santa Cruz, a Spanish fort established in 1775 and abandoned in 1780, high on the bluffs above the San Pedro River. The site is a monument to three cultures: Spanish, Apache, and Sobiapuri each the embodiment of romance and legend. For safety reasons occupancy in Carr House is limited to 49 people. In the past, the audiences for some popular programs have exceeded that...
  • U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca host change of command ceremony

    07/07/2017 8:46:35 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, media relations officer, Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca host a change of command ceremony 7:30 a.m., July 14, on Brown Parade Field here between Maj. Gen. Scott D. Berrier, outgoing commanding general, and Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters Jr., incoming commander. The host of the ceremony and reviewing officer will be Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Maj. Gen. Walters' previous assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence for the Resolute Support Mission, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Director for Intelligence,...
  • Fort Huachuca gallops into another successful Cavalry Heritage Day

    05/29/2017 7:43:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    FORT HUACHUCA -- It was the wild west once again at Fort Huachuca during its second Cavalry Heritage Day hosted by the B Troop Fourth U.S. Cavalry on Saturday. Nine riders and their mounts galloped around the arena to bleachers full of families to showcase techniques used in the late 1800s U.S. Cavalry. It wasnt just any regular demonstration, though. Riders were pitted against each other in an obstacle course race complete with bean bags and hay bales in place of the enemy. The riders had to finish the course making sure to slice or shoot each target while guiding...
  • Fort to host two-day rodeo

    03/02/2017 8:29:31 AM PST · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    ORT HUACHUCA Cochise College and Fort Huachuca MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) will kick off a two-day rodeo starting Saturday at the Wren Arena. The community colleges rodeo team is one of several teams to represent a community college within the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, or NIRA consisting of mostly of university level rodeo teams.
  • Study clears minefield for use

    02/24/2017 9:46:41 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    FORT HUACHUCA -- A feasibility study of the Airport Minefield property on Fort Huachuca states that no further action is needed to allow the site to be utilized. Public comment on the report and a public meeting to discuss its findings are being sought by the U.S. Army as it decides a final remedy for the one-quarter acre parcel where unexploded ordnance was first found in 1987.
  • Fort conducts prescribed burn Friday

    02/23/2017 1:24:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - Fort Huachuca, U.S. Forest Service and other local cooperating fire agencies will conduct a prescribed burn in Area Tango Friday to support the live fire training mission here. Ignition will start around 8:30 a.m. and smoke will be visible all day.
  • Flynn knows Fort Huachuca

    11/19/2016 7:06:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald | Eric Petermann
    News that President-elect Trump has selected Michael T. Flynn as the White House National Security advisors made local ears perk up on Friday. Flynn served with the 111th Military Intelligence Training Brigade, which is stationed here at Fort Huachuca, and he attended both the basic and advanced schools on the local post.
  • Veteran will celebrate 70th birthday as guest Drum Major with the MI Corps Band

    10/16/2016 6:38:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Gordy Coolman will be celebrating his 70th birthday as guest drum major for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band in the local Veterans Day parade on Nov 11. They are accepting me as a guest, as a military veteran on Veterans Day, and they are honoring me on my birthday, which is really extraordinary, said Coolman. I am so honored and appreciative of their acceptance of me. Its a blessing. Coolman, who served in three branches of the Armed Forces - the Marines, Air Force and Navy - retired from the Navy with 34 years service....
  • Outgoing NETCOM Major General credited for his accomplishments at local post

    08/13/2016 8:14:49 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    FORT HUACHUCA There is no going back, Major Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., reminded an auditorium full of soldiers and civilians on Tuesday at the Change of Command ceremony, introducing the new leader of the Network Enterprise Technology Command on Fort Huachuca. Morrison, together with his wife Ann, have been stationed at the local post for more than two years. The couple were celebrated at a farewell dinner Monday night and Maj. Gen. Morrison officially surrendered his NETCOM position during the traditional ceremony Tuesday morning at Greely Hall on Fort Huachuca. Morrisons next assignment will be as the Commanding...
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/23/2016 6:55:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ |
    SIERRA VISTA A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to local authorities. It is not a hospitable site, said 1st Lt....
  • Most dogs found over holiday reunited with owners

    07/09/2016 9:17:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA All but one of the loose dogs recovered by local police or animal control officers and sent to the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center around the 4th of July holiday have been reunited with their owners. The local animal shelter saw a significant uptick in the number of dogs brought into the shelter around the holiday, most likely due to becoming scared and panicked by the detonation of fireworks, said Arleen Garcia, animal control supervisor for Sierra Vista. By Wednesday, four of the 10 dogs had already been reunited with their owners, who were easily notified...
  • Military Update: Vet groups uniting to oppose privatized care, defend VA

    06/25/2016 2:53:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    The nations leading veteran services organizations are rallying behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and its beleaguered health care system, touting the experience of staff, the breadth of services and its holistic approach to care delivery that they argue the private sector cannot match. The VSOs are warning of politicians and groups with agendas that constantly criticize VA health care, refuse to acknowledge reforms and thus advance a camouflaged campaign to dismantle VA health care. They also say it is time to better educate their own members on actions being taken to improve to the healthcare system that millions of...
  • Cochise College Rodeo

    02/19/2016 6:55:58 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Huachuca Scout ^ | M W R/Public Affairs Staff
    Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, Family and MWR, the Sierra Vista Riding Club and Cochise College will host the Cochise College Rodeo at Wren Arena, Fort Huachuca. Gates open at noon and the rodeo will start at 1 p.m. both days. Sunday, Exceptional Rodeo will start at 10 a.m., followed by Cowboy Church at noon. The rodeo is open to the public and will feature saddle and bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying. Active Duty military and children 5 and under will be admitted free....
  • Sierra Vista a ‘conditionally feasible’ cybersecurity hub, study finds

    02/10/2016 8:50:26 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A three month study has determined that Sierra Vista is a potentially viable site for the development of a cluster of efforts focused on making the city a cybersecurity hub, although it would require significant investment and mean competing with other communities looking for a piece of the billions of dollars pouring into the industry. The cybersecurity and market industry analysis, conducted by Peoria-based Rainey & Associates, LLC, concluded that “the development of a technology cluster focused on cybersecurity in Sierra Vista is conditionally feasible,” said Thomas Rainey, president of the firm, during a presentation to the...
  • Terror threat is worldwide, fort commander says

    01/17/2016 9:32:15 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — What the United States is facing when it comes to ISIL is not a state but rather “a proto-state actor,” Fort Huachuca’s senior commander said recently. The continuing turmoil caused by ISIL “will bubble up around the world,” Maj.Gen. Scott Berrier told those attending a monthly meeting of the Greater Sierra Vista Area Veterans Council on Jan. 2. “While the future is unknown,” as to how long it will take to end the threat of ISIL and other groups, Berrier said America’s military forces and other national intelligence organizations and allies will succeed in defeating the current...
  • Christmas at the Fort tour of homes.

    12/07/2015 8:19:48 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The annual Tour of Homes on Fort Huachuca this Saturday will feature mostly new homes never before seen on the tour, giving those who attend the fundraising event each year something new to look forward to, organizers said. Now in it’s 23rd year, the annual tour of historic officers’ residences on the Army post will include a touch of the modern, said Rebecca Alwine, president of the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club, which hosts the tour.
  • Eye in the sky Aerostat system detects aerial incursions into U.S. for decades

    11/22/2015 12:12:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — For decades, the large, helium-filled aerostat has floated silently against the horizon above Sierra Vista, time enough for both long-time residents and new arrivals to possibly lose sight of the skyborne equipment’s mission as an important link a chain of detection spanning the entire international border. The Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS, traces its origins back to the 70s and 80s, when traditional, ground fixed radar systems were being evaded by the newly airborne efforts of South American drug cartels.