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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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Veterans Day: Colonel Johnston School students forget none

Posted  November 8, 2013

From left, Spc. Ruben Gasca, Sgt. Rosalin Garrett, Sgt. David Cornelius and Pfc. Christopher Kluber, all assigned to Company C, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, present the colors at Colonel Johnston Elementary School Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday. The Soldiers marched through the school cafeteria which was packed with the students’ Families.   From left, Sandy and…

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Community Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

Join square dance fun Join the Thunder Mountain Twirlers for square dancing today, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members and free for non-dancers. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net. BHS Choirs hold yard,…

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Chalk Talk – November 8 2103

Posted  November 8, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School Colonel Johnston Elementary School offers a special needs program, the Cross Categorical classroom. It is offered for military children who reside on Fort Huachuca, have an Individualized Education Plan and need more academic and social assistance. Part of the program includes community-based instruction in which life skills are taught and practiced…

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Navy: Submarine North Dakota christened in Groton

Posted  November 7, 2013

The Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Saturday, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat, or GDEB, shipyard.

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Army’s Regional Cyber Center opens here

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photos by Gordon Van Vleet With the symbolic cut of the scissors, the CONUS Theater Network Operations and Security Center and the CONUS and South Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams were officially merged Tuesday to become the 7th Signal Command (Theater), 2d Regional Cyber Center, a single unit tasked with the authority to operate, maintain…

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NCO learns what it means to be a leader on recruiting duty

Posted  November 1, 2013

Recruiting duty tops the list of most dreaded assignments for many Soldiers. U.S. Army Recruiting Command, or USAREC, has a reputation of being an organization in which quotas and numbers rule supreme over quality of life and welfare of Soldiers and their Families. In fact, statistics show only 31 percent of the detailed recruiters volunteer…

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Marine assigned here wins Army IoQ award

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Marine Staff Sgt. Kyle Hochhalter teaches the “Ground Considerations.” portion of the Unmanned Scout Operations Course to students as an instructor assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment on Fort Huachuca. Hochhalter was the first in his branch of service to win an Army Instructor of the Quarter award in the avionics…

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Officials announce deadlines for holiday mail delivery

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military Postal Service Agency, or MPSA, officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays. Officials at MPSA, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, have published a chart at http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/xmas.htm that shows deadlines for various mailing options, broken down…

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Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medications safely on FH

Posted  November 1, 2013

Sgt. Jonathon Stoddard, left, Directorate of Emergency Services, assists a local resident in safely turning in unwanted medications during the annual Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back event Saturday in the parking lot at the main exchange. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., local residents turned in approximately 60 pounds of unwanted medications…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 1, 2013

Japanese Language School opened at Presidio of San Francisco Photo property of the U.S. Army This image shows the original classroom of the Fourth Army Intelligence School at the Presidio of San Francisco and is the only known image of the first class of students in class, which at the time was a military secret….

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