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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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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  October 11, 2013

Two courageous lieutenants launch aerial intelligence mission U.S. Air Force photo Members of the 8th Aero Squadron pose for a picture at Saizerais Aerodrome, France, on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. Oct. 9, 1918 Astonished onlookers watched the first manned hot air balloon fly for a distance of five miles over Paris in 1783. Benjamin…

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website at www.militaryonesource.mil will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be…

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ACS shares news about available resources, upcoming events

Posted  October 11, 2013

Scream Free Parenting offered Army Community Service’s Family Advocacy Program is hosting two courses that can improve relationships between spouses as well as relationships parents have with their children. Fort Huachuca chaplains and the Family Advocacy Program are hosting a six-week Scream Free Parenting Course that started Thursday. Each Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon…

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ADVS remains open during federal shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services remains open to serve Arizona’s veterans during the federal government shutdown. “Although the federal shutdown affects some services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, ADVS remains fully operational to meet the needs of our veterans and their families,” said Ted Vogt, ADVS director. As of Tuesday, more…

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Marines: First female Marines attend infantry course

Posted  October 11, 2013

The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28.

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Air Force: Collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

Posted  October 11, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year. Approximately 150,000 SIPR Network users will migrate to the Defense Information Systems Agency SIPR email enterprise services over fiscal…

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FMWR hosts its third annual ‘Bikes and Bands’ street fair

Posted  October 11, 2013

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Sierra Cycles hit the pavement Saturday to present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair.

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Fit for Life – Improve running with attention to pace, form

Posted  October 11, 2013

The most widely practiced and recognized form of cardio is running. It was probably your first means of real play as a child. The military requires it for those not limited by temporary or congenital illness/injury.

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News Briefs – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,U,V1,W1,T1,T2,T3,Z Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,U,V1,Z Sunday: F,U,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Tuesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Wednesday: F,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Thursday: F,N,T1,T2,T3,W1,V1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. MI Library closed Monday The CW2 Christopher G. Nason Military Intelligence Library will be closed on Monday in observance…

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FMWR Briefs – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

See ‘The Sunshine Boys’ live at Murr Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy in two acts, live on stage at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for 7 p.m. today and Saturday. A matinee will be presented at 2…

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