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2-13th Avn. Regiment dedicates building to memory of UAS warrant officer

Video captures by Thom Williams Members of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Balli’s family and other guests watch as Army officials unveil the plaque on Balli Hall during Tuesday’s memorialization ceremony. The building was named in the honor of the first unmanned aircraft system warrant officer lost to direct enemy action in Afghanistan. The 2-13th…

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Fort Hood shooting victim seeks to inspire others

Robert Shields Army 1st Lt. John Arroyo works on strengthening his right hand while his occupational therapist, Katie Korp, looks on at the Center for the Intrepid in Brooke Army Medical Center’s rehabilitation center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Jan. 16. Arroyo, severely wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, last year,…

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New home opens for predator drones at Libby Airfield

Maci Hidalgo Brig. Gen. Edward Maxwell speaks to the attendees during the 214th Reconnaissance Group, 162d Wing, Air National Guard ribbon cutting ceremony at Libby Air Field on Fort Huachuca. Maxwell said the new facility will enhance the Air Guard’s ability to defend the state and the nation. The Arizona Air National Guard 214th Aviation…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Army Intelligence played significant role in Vietnam Courtesy Photo U.S. Soldiers are shown on foot patrol in South Vietnam. The Vietnam War was complex in its origins and followed France’s unsuccessful attempts to restore its colonial dominion over Indochina after World War II. The Viet Minh, a Communist-dominated revolutionary movement led by Ho Chi Minh,…

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

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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Deployment guide benefits Families, friends of service members

Posted  November 15, 2013

How does one prepare for a loved one’s deployment? How is a Family member going to get through each day without being consumed with worry? What can service members expect when they return? For Families, what impact will this all have on the children?

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News Briefs – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Fort to hold Facebook Town Hall The Fort Huachuca Community is invited to participate in a Facebook Town Hall 3 – 5 p.m. Tuesday hosted by Col. Dan McFarland, garrison commander, from any Internet connection. The town hall will also air on Channel 97 and UStream online. To participate, post questions on the Fort Huachuca…

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FH Holiday Bazaar brings shopping experience to post

Posted  November 15, 2013

Barnes Field House will be transformed into a shopper’s paradise this weekend for the annual Fort Huachuca Holiday Bazaar featuring more than 90 artists, crafters and vendors offering a wide variety of handcrafted and manufactured goods.

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FMWR Briefs – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Ready for some football? The annual “Turkey Bowl” football game is set for Nov. 22 starting at 2:30 p.m. at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The 11th Signal Soldiers will take on the 111th MI Brigade in gridiron action. Admission is free, but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help replenish the Chaplain’s Food…

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General Myer School honors veterans

Posted  November 15, 2013

Third, fourth and fifth grade students sing “America the Beautiful,” during General Myer Elementary School’s Veterans Day assembly. Families were invited during the school day Friday to witness the students’ celebration of Veterans Day. Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion face third, fourth and fifth grade choir students to post the colors at General…

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Community Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Football, sports boost NETCOM workforce’s morale Gordon Van Vleet, NETCOM Public Affairs Office After receiving the kick, a runner takes the football down the field at the two-hand-touch football game organized by the leadership of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM. To show their appreciation to the workforce, and build esprit de…

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Team Huachuca: Learns, works, thrives together

Posted  November 8, 2013

Thomas Gray, Joint Interoperability Test Command Public Affairs JITC’s Commander, Col. Doug Orsi, seated directly under the picture, explains the capabilities, functions and services provided by JITC to visiting senior enlisted leaders from across Fort Huachuca. The Defense Information System Agency’s Joint Interoperability Test Command, or JITC, here recently orchestrated two activities as part of…

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Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Posted  November 8, 2013

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support…

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Presidential Proclamation – Veterans Day, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor every service member who has ever worn one of our Nation’s uniforms. Each time our country has come under attack, they have risen in her defense. Each time our freedoms have come under assault, they have responded with resolve. Through the generations, their courage and sacrifice have allowed…

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Retired veteran receives medal for heroism, 46 years after the act

Posted  November 8, 2013

Maranda Flynn Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona District 2, explains the details of the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device to Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales. The retired Soldier received the medal on Fort Huachuca on Wednesday, in honor of an act of heroism Gonzales performed in Vietnam 46 years earlier. Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales…

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