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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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Civilian of the month

Posted  September 27, 2013

Eric S. Hortin Civilian of the Month: Eric S. Hortin Agency: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: As the deputy in the Public Affairs Office, I am a virtual jack-of-all-trades. My duties include monitoring and updating the command’s social media and public web presences, basic video work, designing publications,…

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ACAP services available to retirees

Posted  September 27, 2013

Last month I attended the Fort Huachuca Army Career and Alumni Program Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The facility has been completely remodeled and has some terrific services available. I was reminded at that time that ACAP services are available for retired service members. Many normally consider ACAP to be a service for only for those service…

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Veteran designation introduced for driver licenses

Posted  September 27, 2013

PHOENIX — Two new services will be offered to military veterans by the Arizona Department of Transportation, effective Sept. 16. Veterans will have the option to have a designation on their Arizona-issued driver license, commercial driver license, identification card or instruction permit denoting their military service. In addition, veterans applying for an Arizona commercial driver…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history September 27

Posted  September 27, 2013

Purple is much more than color for signals intelligence Courtesy Photo The SIS used this analog of the Japanese Purple machine to decipher Japanese diplomatic messages in 1940. Sept. 25, 1940 By the spring of 1939, William Friedman’s teams of cryptologists had already achieved partial success with the Italian and German code-systems and the Japanese…

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Navy: Southeast Asia refugees tour Pearl Harbor

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released Members of the World Federation of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos take photos of the Ex-USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while on a boat tour of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In 1979 Tarawa rescued 400 Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea. PEARL…

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Marines: Marine Corps, Army collaborate to support joint force

Posted  September 27, 2013

Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas, Sept. 12.

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Air Force: Deployed Airmen jump in to help Jordanians with comm issues

Posted  September 27, 2013

Members from the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron installed communications equipment for Jordanians service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Sept. 7.

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day, volunteer for habitat restoration project

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will celebrate National Public Lands Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act on Saturday.

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POW/MIA Walkathon, Remembrances event honor Soldiers’ sacrifices

Posted  September 27, 2013

Soldiers and members of the Fort Huachuca community held two events this year in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday.

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Tech-savvy consumers be aware of scams related to new iPhones

Posted  September 27, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. – With the release of two new iPhones, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers eager to get their hands on the new gadgets to be wary of scammers attempting to take advantage of the iPhone’s popularity. BBB sees numerous iPhone and iPad related scams continuously throughout every year, but the…

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