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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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Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on National Public Lands Day

Posted  September 27, 2013

Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day.

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News Briefs – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

State Department recruiting today A recruiter from the State Department will conduct two presentations on employment opportunities with the U.S. Department of State at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today at the Army Career and Alumni Program Center, Bldg. 22420, Butler Road. Attendees can schedule further individual discussions with the recruiter following each session. For…

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FMWR Briefs – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

‘Rising Star’ finals set for today Family and MWR will present the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition at 5 p.m. today during the Fun Festival at Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista. Everyone is invited to watch contestants compete and vote for their favorites to help them win cash prizes and the opportunity…

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All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

Posted  September 27, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships, Sept. 19.

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Sierra Vista ranked one of top five best towns

Posted  September 27, 2013

SIERRA VISTA — “CNN Money” magazine named Sierra Vista as one of the top five best places to live in the “least crowded towns” category in the online supplement to the September 2013 “Best Places to Live” issue. Sierra Vista scored fourth on a list of 20 cities. With a population of nearly 44,907 —…

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Community Briefs September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Visit…

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Chalk Talk – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photo by Amy Wolfe. Students research igloos and Inuits at the General Myer library. Photo by Amy Wolfe. Amy Wolfe’s fifth graders learn research techniques at General Myer Elementary School. Amy Wolfe’s fifth-grade class conducted library research for Nancy Murphy’s igloo project. Prior to the students building the igloos, they utilized the library to research…

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POW/MIA Recognition Day honors service members

Posted  September 20, 2013

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Each year the president issues a proclamation asking Americans to observe the day as a remembrance of the nation’s service members who were held prisoner or are still missing, and their families. Today’s events include a Pentagon commemoration ceremony hosting former prisoners of war, family members, military service members…

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Patriots remembered, honored during Fort’s 9/11 ceremony

Posted  September 20, 2013

Photo by Tanja Linton Wreath holder Sgt. 1st Class Michael Dawley (center), 309th MI Battalion, salutes as the National Colors are brought down during retreat on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca hosted a Patriots Day ceremony Sept. 11 to remember and honor the victims, their loved ones, and the heroes who dedicated their lives during…

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Commentary: mastering the art of email

Posted  September 20, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. — Its reelly frustraiting when you receeve one of them emails which didn’t get proofred or spelcheked. They not only fale to comunicate the massage but it don’t reflect very well on you’re orginization either. While small misteaks … er, mistakes … in our written messages are inevitable and usually forgivable, that…

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