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D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead of 70th anniversary

Posted June 5, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Veteran paratrooper Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, returned to coastal France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of World War II.

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Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

Posted May 30, 2014 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Nancy Jones-Bonbrest Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which is the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations focused on improvement and simplification of the Army’s networked capabilities, came to a close May 22. More than 900 Marines, a British mechanized brigade headquarters, and 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, fought side-by-side in…

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ACAP sets up Soldiers for success after military

Posted May 30, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Army Career and Alumni Program counselor Dana Nolan assists service members while completing their transition process out of the military. Attending the ACAP program is mandatory in order to be released from active duty. As the military draws down and Soldiers prepare to transition out, timely preparation for the Civilian lifestyle is crucial…

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101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

Posted May 30, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

As the days get hotter and longer, hazards and risks increase across the Army and injury-related statistics often rise. Running from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Army’s 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us that we can’t afford to lose focus on safety while either on- or off-duty. Family…

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Post policy New database helps pet owners comply

Posted May 23, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholsk From left, Sgt. Lesley Ogle, Veterinary Treatment Facility noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares Kane for a heartworm test during a check-up as he is held by his owner, Staff Sgt. Marcus Summerour, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. No later than July 31, all pet owners must register or…

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Post provides Safe Ride Program to prevent drunk driving

Posted May 23, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Pvt. Colin Hare, Company A, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, and father Brian Hare enter a Transportation Express van to shuttle them back to the Soldier’s barracks. Not only does Transportation Express provide services for the Safe Ride Program, it also assists Soldiers without transportation on post. The Fort Huachuca Army Air…

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Marines, Army compete, demonstrate teamwork, build morale

Posted May 23, 2014 by Mike Gaun

The Army’s platoon, the “Smokin’ Shadows” from Company A, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, conduct close order drill during a competition May 8 at the Applied Instruction Building at the Black Tower training site near Fort Huachuca’s West Gate. What started out as a friendly drill and ceremony competition between the Army students and their Marine counterparts,…

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LRC provides support to deploying Soldiers

Posted May 16, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Annette Alvarado, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, takes apart her improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV, to show she could do this correctly. Each Soldier receiving an IOTV for deployment had to demonstrate they could pull apart, put together and wear the IOTV properly during a special training session. As Soldiers…

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‘Soldier for Life’ website to be new online home for retirees

Posted May 16, 2014 by C. Todd Lopez

U.S. Army graphic Retirees will continue to be able to access important information about the Army, and information pertaining to health, retirement, employment and education benefits online at www.soldierforlife.army.mil. WASHINGTON — The Army’s “Soldier for Life” website, launched May 1, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers. The Army’s web portal…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted May 16, 2014 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

3rd Radio Research Unit arrives in Vietnam Photos property of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Radio Research Unit conduct intercept of Morse code transmissions from both fixed and mobile stations. May 13, 1961 Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. sending combat troops to Vietnam. However, there had been U.S. personnel…

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