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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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Illegitimate Theater Company, FMWR present fall production

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Illegitimate Theater Company, or ITC, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” Friday through Sunday at Murr Community Center.

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Community Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

VFW hosts Italian dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host an Italian dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per person. The event is open to all members, their guests and all active-duty service members. The dinner will be following by live entertainment…

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Government shutdown impacts Fort Huachuca

Posted  October 4, 2013

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – All DoD commands, staffs and agencies were directed to begin executing their respective shutdown plans this morning to include the furlough of non-excepted DoD civilians. The Pay Our Military Act allows DoD to provide pay and allowances to service members and currently excepted civilians. During the lapse in appropriations, all of…

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Obama lauds DoD workforce, encourages budget resolution

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama thanked the Defense Department workforce today in a video message and expressed his disappointment in Congress’ failure to approve a budget, resulting in a government shutdown. “As president, and as your commander-in-chief, I’ve worked to make sure you have the strategy, the resources and the support you need to complete…

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CFC director encourages employee, leader involvement

Posted  October 4, 2013

As we prepare for the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign solicitation period, which [began] Sept. 1, I want to express my appreciation for the support you and your employees have shown for this charitable program. Last year almost one million Federal employees pledged $258.3 million to participating local, national and international charities. This is just one…

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OCS Board application deadline looms

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Vine Sgt. Aaron Starr Byron, a potential candidate for OCS and a human intelligence collector with Company B, Task Force Dragon, USF-I analysis and production directorate, answers questions from board members during an officer candidate school board May 25, Camp Victory Iraq. The members of the board will make the…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history October 4

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. military liaison mission ends Courtesy Photo Mission Restricted Sign, in English, French, Russian, and German. These signs were nailed to seemingly every tree in East Germany, and consequently routinely ignored by the Allied Liaison Missions. Oct. 3, 1990 There were never more than fourteen at one time. They were licensed spies who were uniformed…

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Senior leaders make ‘first donation’ at CFC kickoff lunch

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Maranda Flynn Col. Dan McFarland, garrison commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca, and other senior leaders fill out their Combined Federal Campaign pledge cards at the kickoff luncheon Sept. 25 at the Thunder Mountaineer Activity Centre. The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, season officially began at Fort Huachuca with a kickoff luncheon…

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201st MI Battalion returns from Afghanistan

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Army photo by Gregory Ripps Col. Timothy Chafos (center), 470th Military Intelligence Brigade commander, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Joe Barber, 201st MI Battalion commander, as he disembarks from an aircraft on Kelly Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Sept. 21. Barber and more than 100 Soldiers of the battalion returned…

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Air Force: Civil engineers reunite Alaska families with sled dogs

Posted  October 4, 2013

For six days a week, a small 30-passenger, chartered plane touched down on the runway in Galena, Alaska

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