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Beware — DFAS fiancé scam letter circulating

Posted April 12, 2012 by Defense Finance and Accounting Service

A letter is making the rounds purporting to be from Defense Finance and Accounting Service asking military members’ fiancées to register in “our (DFAS) system” entitling them to benefits in the event of the member’s death, all for only a $350 fee. DFAS officials tell fiancées to “Save your money. It’s not true. It’s not…

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At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation and the March on Washington

Posted February 15, 2013 by

This year, we will commemorate the anniversary of two important events that changed the course of this Nation. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation set the United States on the path of ending slavery. A century later, on August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans of every creed, color and background marched in…

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Odierno: National Guard contributions since 9/11 ‘critical’

Posted September 13, 2012 by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill

RENO, Nev. — On the eve of Tuesday’s 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of staff of the Army paid tribute to the role of the National Guard in the immediate aftermath and in the years since. Gen. Raymond Odierno also said 9/11 made America stronger. “That day changed the…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted June 21, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Thaddeus Lowe demonstrates hot air balloon Photo property of the U.S. Army Photo property of the U.S. Army Thaddeus Lowe, in balloon, observes the battlefield at the Battle of Fair Oaks. June 18, 1861 Dropping out of the sky in a hot air balloon into the mountains of Pea Ridge, S. C., in April 1861,…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history November 15, 2012

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SIGINT successes during Washington Naval Conference November 1921 Concerned about large-scale ship-building programs in the U.S., Great Britain and Japan following World War I, U.S. President Warren G. Harding organized the Washington Naval Conference in late 1921. The conference was held in Washington D.C., and nine nations attended. Harding’s goal was to establish limits on…

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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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Military Wife Educational Scholarship Program announced

Posted April 19, 2012 by Operation Homefront and Women’s Self Worth Foundation

SAN ANTONIO — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation announced they are accepting applications for the 2012 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship. This scholarship program is funded by a $250,000 grant by WSWF and is aimed at wives of uniformed service members, so they can attend vocational training programs in the medical field….

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Military Intelligence — this week in history. February 15

Posted February 15, 2013 by Ruth Quinn

USAICoE Command History Office archives The Army experimented with kite aerial photography at Madison Barracks, N.Y., in the 1890s. Feb. 10 – 16, 2013 When the USS Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on Feb. 15, 1898, America was launched into the Spanish American War. This conflict was important in the evolution of military…

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Military Intelligence – September 20, 2012

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USAICS develops doctrine, organization, operations concepts for CEWI units Sept. 16, 1975 In the late 1970s, the Army undertook a major realignment of its tactical intelligence assets. It formed a series of new integrated combat electronic warfare and intelligence or CEWI units to carry out functions previously performed by a variety of military intelligence and…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted June 28, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

The move of the U. S. Army Intelligence Center and School, or USAICS, from Fort Holabird, Md., to Fort Huachuca in 1971 was an important step in the professionalization of the Military Intelligence, or MI Branch, which was only nine years old by that time.

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