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Army predator makes historic flight into national airspace system

Posted January 30, 2015 by Scout reports

Recently on Libby Army Airfield, standard operations were being conducted concerning daily arrivals and departures of unmanned aircraft from the runway. In fact, unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, flights in and out of Libby Army Airfield airfield have been a common sight since 2005. On this special day to the silent cheers of a few, one…

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National Guard aids in Super Bowl Week crowd safety

Posted January 30, 2015 by Army Staff Sgt. Brian Barbour

As millions gather in Arizona this week for Super Bowl XLIX and related events leading up to it, the state’s National Guard is working behind the scenes with several agencies to help ensure the safety and security of residents and guests.

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TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

Posted January 23, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including Service members, military retirees…

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National Guard 29th ID Signal Company first to receive Army’ network upgrades

Posted January 23, 2015 by Amy Walker,

The Army National Guard’s C Signal Company, 29th Infantry Division (ID) Headquarters was one the first units to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day during World War II, and it’s also the first unit across the entire Army to receive new communications upgrades.

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Army Community Service announces upcoming classes

Posted January 16, 2015 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto

Military Spouse 102 to be offered Army Community Service will host a Military Spouse 102 (Army Family Team Building Level II) Class, Jan. 27 – 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at ACS, for spouses who are new to the Army and those wanting to learn what the new curriculum has to offer. The AFTB…

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Sergeant cooks up a win at Culinary Arts of Quarter board

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold After hearing a grader yell “hands up,” Sgt. Kory Bender, Alpha Company, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, throws his hands up and steps away from his dishes. During the Culinary Arts NCO of the Year board at Fort Hood, Texas, on Jan. 8 – 9, Soldiers needed to have…

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RWBAHC to adopt new tobacco free campus policy March 1

Posted January 9, 2015 by Joan Vasey

U.S. Army photo In an effort to promote a more healthful work and customer service environment, effective March 1, the entire Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center campus will become a nicotine-free zone and cigarette and other use of nicotine-containing products (with the exception of those related to kicking the nicotine habit) will no longer…

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AER now accepting scholarship applications

Posted January 9, 2015 by Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief Army Emergency Relief has begun accepting applications for next year’s scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Army Emergency Relief, or AER, began accepting applications for next year’s scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1. Last year, AER awarded 3,637 scholarships,…

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Official reports progress in awareness of human trafficking

Posted January 9, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DOD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported. As DOD observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Sam Yousef noted how annual training for DOD’s military, Civilian, and…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted January 9, 2015 by Lori Tagg,

On Jan. 14, 1991, the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (now referred to as JSTARS, but at that time stressed as the “Joint” STARS) had its first operational mission as part of Operation Desert Shield in the Persian Gulf.

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