Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold, 11th Signal Bde.
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Annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Posted March 8, 2013 by Joan Vasey

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold, 11th Signal Bde. As with challenges posed during Army physical training, emergencies which crop up in day-to-day life can create obstacles for Soldiers when unexpected events such as car repairs create a financial hardship. Through Army Community Service, Soldiers can obtain Army Emergency Relief grants or loans to help them through…

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To the Soldiers, Civilians and Leaders of the U.S. Army

Posted March 8, 2013 by

As you are aware, sequestration went into effect on Friday, March 1st. Over the past several years, we have faced a lack of predictability and flexibility in our budget cycle and a series of cuts. This fiscal year alone, we face the potential of at least an $18 billion dollar shortfall in our Operations and…

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Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

Posted March 8, 2013 by

March 1, 2013 Since 1942 Army Emergency Relief has been an integral part of Army life, providing no-interest loans and grants to Soldiers and their Families for many different categories of financial assistance, including emergency needs, children and spouse scholarships, and grants to widows and Wounded Warriors. This year’s campaign theme, “Supporting Soldiers and their…

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Transcom chief: Sequester won’t affect Afghan drawdown

Posted March 8, 2013 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — The chief of U.S Transportation Command told Congress Tuesday that cuts in defense spending triggered by the budget sequester should not have an impact on the withdrawal of U.S. troops and materiel from Afghanistan, but may have other “unintended” consequences. Air Force Gen. William Fraser III told members of the House Armed Services…

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GED test to revamp in 2014

Posted March 8, 2013 by Liz Manring

In January 2014, the current GED test will be replaced in Arizona, meaning students who started their testing under the current series of tests will need to pass all five parts before the end of this fall, or start completely over in 2014. The General Education Development tests offer those who did not finish high…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: March 8, 2013

Posted March 8, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

American military aviation takes off with 1st Aero Squadron Courtesy Photo Men and machines of the 1st Aero Squadron on duty in Mexico during the 1916 Punitive Expedition. On March 9, 1916, Mexican Revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his followers known as “Villistas,” raided the town of Columbus, N.M., triggering a chain of events that…

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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted March 1, 2013 by Gary Sheftick

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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11th Signal Brigade to relocate to Fort Hood, Texas

Posted March 1, 2013 by Maj. Jennifer Butler

On Feb. 18, the Department of Defense approved the planned relocation of the 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters from Fort Huachuca to Fort Hood, Texas. This relocation action is not associated with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 directed actions and involves slightly more than 100 active duty personnel. The completion of the relocation is tentatively scheduled…

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Sgt. Robert England
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Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

Posted March 1, 2013 by Capt. Jennifer Butler

Sgt. Robert England Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Reed, 11th Signal Brigade, shows senior noncommissioned officers the proper technique for hooking up signal satellite equipment to a star ground safety device on Feb. 21. During the annual leaders’ symposium, senior leaders gathered on Fort Huachuca to learn and incorporate new operating procedures at their respective…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: March 1,2013

Posted March 1, 2013 by Lori Tagg, Command Historian

Corps of Intelligence Police School opened Feb. 24, 1941 The Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP, had been in existence since 1917, and CIP agents served both with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I as well as in the United States. But after that war ended, a military drawdown ensued, and…

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