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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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Paws up! Two new military working dogs arrive; first in three years

Posted  October 18, 2013

Fort Huachuca welcomed two new four-legged recruits to the 18th Military Police Detachment K-9 Unit, Sept. 19, bringing the total to 10 military working dogs.

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News Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Sunday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Tuesday: F,P,Q,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Wednesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Thursday: F,P,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Get your flu vaccine There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people…

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FMWR Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Register to win a dirt bike Family and MWR and Sierra Cycles want to help put a “toy under the tree” by giving away a 2013 Kawasaki KLX 140 ADF Dirt Bike (Valued at $2999) Dec. 14 at the N.O.E.L. holiday event. Authorized MWR patrons over 18 years of age will have the opportunity to…

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Square dancing as easy as A-B-C

Posted  October 18, 2013

Two and a half years ago, Mike Smithers, never thought he would become square dance fanatic.

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Community Briefs October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

VFW hosts Steak Fry The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Steak Fry 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per member or $10 per guest. Dinner includes 8-ounce steak with onions and mushrooms, baked potato, corn, western beans, dinner roll and salad. The event is open…

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Chalk Talk – October 18, 2103

Posted  October 18, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School In math, second-grade students have been working on the following objectives: add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies, understand place value with tens and ones, skip count within 100, and read/write numbers to 100 using base ten, number names, and expanded form. Students have also been using the following math…

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111th MI Bde. unveils new insignia, colors

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major and Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander, unveil the brigade’s new colors Oct. 4 at Chaffee Parade Field. In addition to the colors, the brigade will wear a new shoulder insignia. The 111th Military Intelligence…

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October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted  October 11, 2013

Julia Yubeta Depression sufferers have no energy, feel deeply empty and believe life has no joy. October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance of this month, on Thursday, the Army joined several organizations across America in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The…

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Turnaround Point offers assistance to Soldiers, Families

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Nate Larsen, Company B, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, picks out children’s books with daughter Yeijee Larsen, 5, at Turnaround Point. The store accepts gently used books for all ages. Since 1988, the Installation Staff Chaplain’s office has been helping Families in need of assistance with Turnaround Point. Located in the…

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Fort prepares to kick off Red Ribbon Week campaign

Posted  October 11, 2013

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about the dangers of drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations, according to the National Family Partnership. To help drive home that message, Fort Huachuca’s Army Substance Abuse Program, in…

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