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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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New network provides ‘digital guardian angel’ for Soldiers in Afghanistan

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Army’s new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

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Safety improvements begin on SR92, road work continues in SV

Posted  August 23, 2013

A five-year planning effort between the City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department and the Arizona Department of Transportation, or ADOT, are beginning to come to fruition as safety improvements involving construction of raised medians on a segment of State Route 92, or SR92, to enhance left-turn safety. The improvements are underway between Canyon de…

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News Briefs – August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

FH to conduct force protection exercise Fort Huachuca officials will conduct an unannounced full-scale force protection exercise sometime next week to assess Fort Huachuca’s and community partners’ readiness in the event of an actual emergency. On that day, motorists may experience heightened security at installation access points, and may hear simulated machine gun fire and…

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FMWR Briefs – August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Don’t miss next Right Arm Night The theme for today’s Right Arm Night is “Kickoff to College Football,” and it will start at 4 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Right Arm Nights are free and open to Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members 18 and older. Free finger foods and a pay-as-you-go bar will…

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Spend weekend in Winslow, overnight in wigwam in Holbrook

Posted  August 23, 2013

Why Winslow? A mention of Winslow, Arizona immediately brings to mind the popular Eagles’ song, “Take It Easy.”

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Community Briefs August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

JROTC carwash to fund yearlong activities JROTC 2nd Lt. Pamela Gil   Members of the Buena Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, wash vehicles during their annual carwash Saturday at the Prestige Assisted Living Facility in Sierra Vista. The 216 cadets and four adult leaders worked different shifts, washed more than 200 cars, and…

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Antiterrorism, Force Protection Full-Scale Exercise to take place on FH in August

Posted  August 16, 2013

Natalie Lakosil During Apache Warrior 2012, last year’s annual force protection exercise, Sierra Vista paramedics and Airevac workers move an injured man into a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital for treatment. Periodic antiterrorism and force protection full-scale exercises help ensure installation readiness in the event of a real emergency. Natural disasters, wildfires,…

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ACAP holds grand reopening celebration on post

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy Photo Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, delivers a congratulatory speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Army Career and Alumni Program’s renovated building Wednesday. The 10-month renovation includes technology-equipped classrooms, new office areas and a new air-conditioning system. The Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake…

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CSA sends: Leaders must check leaders

Posted  August 16, 2013

Nationally, deaths in private motor vehicle accidents peak during August, a trend our Army generally follows. While Army accidental fatalities are down 17 percent from this time last year, we’ve lost 14 Soldiers to motorcycle accidents since the beginning of June. That number represents half of all motorcycle fatalities for fiscal year 2013, occurring within…

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Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

Posted  August 16, 2013

Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, for his courageous actions while deployed to the Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, in October 2009. He was a cavalry scout assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort…

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