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Adopt-A-Soldier

Over 80 soldiers showed up at Eifler Gymnasium on Fort Huachuca Tuesday evening for the annual Soldiers for Thanksgiving Day adopt-a-soldier event. Pvt. Jordan Potter, left, and Pfc. Connor Keenan interact with Grandma Orsi as she tells them what Thanksgiving delectables she will be serving to them on the big day.
Over 80 soldiers showed up at Eifler Gymnasium on Fort Huachuca Tuesday evening for the annual Soldiers for Thanksgiving Day adopt-a-soldier event. Pvt. Jordan Potter, left, and Pfc. Connor Keenan interact with Grandma Orsi as she tells them what Thanksgiving delectables she will be serving to them on the big day.

Vietnam veteran recalls his experience

For many Vietnam veterans, it’s been more than 50 years since they’ve served in the countries surrounding the South China Sea. They are the last first-hand custodians of a piece a history some have no tangible connection to or have forgotten all together.

Walter Flammond, 79, vividly remembers his service, from two years in Vietnam in the U.S. Army continuing for 30 more years, the last eight at Fort Huachuca.

Flammond said he was living in California in 1964 when he received a draft notice at age 21. Flammond decided to join rather than wait for the draft.

While he wasn't in a combat role, Flammond wasn't exempt from witnessing the horrors of war. 

To learn more about Flammond's story and his roots of growing up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, check out our coverage HERE.

Are you a Vietnam veteran, or know someone who was? I welcome you to share your story in the comments below. 

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The Huachuca 50: Why the fort is important to this region

Hi all,

I'm a member of the Huachuca 50 Board of Directors and H50 President Randy Groth submitted this column which published in the Herald/Review on Sunday, Feb. 20. As our community evolves and new families move to the area we feel it is important to understand what the Huachuca 50's mission is and the importance of the efforts of the organization and Fort Huachuca for the vitality of Sierra Vista and Cochise County. Stay tuned for more columns from the Huachuca 50 and how you can also support them.

While Fort Huachuca has been in operation for the past 145 years, it was not until I became president of the Huachuca 50 that I realized just how many citizens here have little to no historical knowledge of Fort Huachuca, its economic impact on the region and what actually happens on the installation.

As the new president of the organization founded in 1992 to exclusively promote the economic well-being of the Sierra Vista area by supporting the continuing development of Fort Huachuca, I would be remiss if I did not make every effort to communicate the value of the fort and its vital missions. Advocacy is really what this is about. For without it, the fort and its various missions could be at risk.

Have you have ever wondered why the Army chose this location in the first place? Or how its missions evolved over time? Or why the installation remains to this day? This initial article begins the process... (More)

PREVIEW: 2022 Cochise County Spelling Bee

After a fierce competition lasting 28 rounds, Colonel Smith Middle School seventh grader Khalista Talingdan secured the title as this year's winner of the Cochise County Spelling Bee.

The first runner-up was Veritas Christian Community School seventh grader Isabel Gavin, who was last year's second runner-up behind Talingdan and 2021 champion  Cadence Flores — who didn't compete this year due to graduating from Col. Smith Middle School last year. The third runner-up was Paul Huber Middle School eighth grader Martha Castro.

Stay tuned for our full coverage at www.myheraldreview.com.