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Army at ‘tipping point’ of unmanned aircraft system capabilities

Posted March 21, 2014 by David Vergun

David Vergun Spc. Corey Deer, unmanned aircraft system operator, launches a Raven at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2013. WASHINGTON — “We’re on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems’ ability to deliver capability to the Soldier,” said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach. The unmanned aerial/aircraft system, or UAS, is no longer seen by Soldiers as a…

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Installation observes National Prayer Breakfast

Posted March 14, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Retired Army Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver, National Prayer Breakfast guest speaker, addresses the audience Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Around 400 attendees came together for prayer that morning. Around 400 people filled Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday to observe the installation’s National Prayer Breakfast. Attendees were greeted with prelude music…

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Black History Month program packs TMAC

Posted February 28, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Dexter Marquez

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Andre Clovis as Malcolm X; Staff Sgt. Ken Coffey as Abraham Lincoln; Staff Sgt. Michelle Taitt portraying a slave; Staff Sgt. William Condon as President John F. Kennedy; and Sgt. Maj. Lavander Wilkerson as James Brown stand before the audience after their presentations in a skit depicting highlights in the…

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Tax season brings out identity thieves

Posted January 31, 2014 by Better Business Bureau

Tucson — Thousands of Americans are eligible to receive refunds from Uncle Sam in 2014, and it’s not just certified public accountants who will be busy; tax season is primetime for identity thieves. With all of the personal information contained in tax documents, cons will try every trick in the book to obtain these documents…

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Native American Code Talkers get Congressional Gold Medal

Posted November 22, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Staff Sgt. Sean Harp Native American code talkers stand during a ceremony in which they received the Congressional Gold Medal in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The U.S. Congress awarded the medal as an expression of the nation’s profound gratitude to the code talkers for their valor and dedication during World…

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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates leadership serving with honor, pride

Posted September 27, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, serves as guest speaker for the Hispanic Heritage Month event Tuesday in Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Hispanics Serving and Leading our Nation with Pride and Honor.” Soldiers and Civilians gathered at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history September 27

Posted September 27, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Purple is much more than color for signals intelligence Courtesy Photo The SIS used this analog of the Japanese Purple machine to decipher Japanese diplomatic messages in 1940. Sept. 25, 1940 By the spring of 1939, William Friedman’s teams of cryptologists had already achieved partial success with the Italian and German code-systems and the Japanese…

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Navy: Southeast Asia refugees tour Pearl Harbor

Posted September 27, 2013 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released Members of the World Federation of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos take photos of the Ex-USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while on a boat tour of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In 1979 Tarawa rescued 400 Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea. PEARL…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted September 20, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Allied Translator and Interpreter Section activated Photo property of the U.S. Army Sidney Mashbir was the commander of Allied Translator and Interpreter Service, SWPA G2. Sept. 19, 1942 After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941, President Roosevelt declared war on Japan the next day. Three days later, Hitler declared war on the…

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Navy: EFAC to support victims of WNY shootings

Posted September 20, 2013 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Pedro A. Rodriguez

U.S. Navy photo/Released An undated file photo of an aerial view of the Washington Navy Yard.   WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy has established an Emergency Family Assistance Center on board Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Sept. 17. An EFAC is the central point for promoting short…

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