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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  September 5, 2013

MI history column showcases first Cuban-born American officer in WAC Monday Aug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day, a day when the nation commemorates the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. In addition, during the month of Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage month, taking time…

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Jewish New Year celebration to begin

Posted  September 5, 2013

The Jewish New Year’s celebration begins with Rosh Hashanah, starting at sundown, Wednesday, and closes with Yom Kippur, starting at sundown, Sept. 13. Rosh Hashanah begins a 10-day period which is a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sinful acts…

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Mean machines – NCOA volunteers help keep ‘em clean

Posted  September 5, 2013

Staff Sgt. David Crosby, 12th Platoon, Advanced Leadership Course, Noncommissioned Officers Academy, dries the top a water tender. According to Dave Rhodes, Fort Huachuca Fire Department, Station 2 captain, the Soldiers’ volunteer project to wash the fire vehicles was a huge time saver; normally the fire department personnel can only find time to wash about…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  September 5, 2013

Susan Turley Agency: Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Fort Huachuca Position and duties: Attorney-advisor for the legal office. Primary focus areas are contract and fiscal law, and ethics How long at current assignment: Since June 2012 How long in government service:…

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FH celebrates equal voting rights, Women’s Equality Day

Posted  September 5, 2013

Even though an annual force protection exercise was in full effect on Fort Huachuca, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, still took the time to honor Women’s Equality Day by hosting an observance in Alvarado Hall on Wednesday.

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News Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

AAFES offers eReceipts Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping the Fort Huachuca Exchange. Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive eReceipts. Shoppers who select…

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FMWR Briefs – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Outdoor pool will close after Labor Day Irwin Outdoor Pool is open for its final weekend of the season, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lap swim is available all day during this time. The pool will remain open through Monday, Labor Day, then will close for the season. For more information, call 533.3858. Dance nights…

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Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted  September 5, 2013

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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Community Briefs August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

Breakfast in SV Community Garden Enjoy a free breakfast on Saturday, 8 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Community Garden, 300 E. Wilcox Dr. The 2nd Annual Breakfast in the Garden is an opportunity to sample locally grown produce and learn more about the project. For $15 for a bed or $10 for a tower, anyone…

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Chalk Talk – August 30, 2013

Posted  September 5, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Mrs. Draeger’s third grade students have begun a unit in life Science. They have been observing lima beans with their hand lenses. The youth have removed the seed jacket and identified the radical, root; plumule, shoot; and cotyledon, leaf. It is important that students’ vocabulary increases while studying in various content…

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