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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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What’s new at the library?

Posted  August 9, 2013

Museum Curator Nancy Krieski (center) meets with local visitors at the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. In February 2014, the Sierra Vista Public Library will partner with the Henry Hauser Museum to host Journey Stories, a Smithsonian exhibition that focuses on accounts of travelers and travels. Summer vacation is…

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Spouse employment effort surpasses goal more than 2 years early

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – A White House and Defense Department challenge to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015 surpassed its goal Aug. 1, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told members of the Defense Department’s Military Family Readiness Council at the Pentagon today. The effort to hire 50,000 spouses reached fruition…

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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted  August 9, 2013

As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program.

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Sierra Vista resident creates legacy of success at FH

Posted  August 9, 2013

Steve Usry   A long-time Sierra Vista resident and senior civilian employee of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, retired here at the end of July after a 33-year career. While Steve Usry’s career had the traditional course of progressing through the ranks, it is not ordinary. What makes it unusual is…

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Counselors guide careers, sustain force

Posted  August 9, 2013

One vital mission of the noncommissioned officers, or NOCs, tasked and entrusted with retaining mission-critical service members is to retain enough Soldiers in the various military occupational specialties.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  August 9, 2013

On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered three of his heavy divisions of Iraqi Republican Guards to invade Kuwait, gambling that the United States and the United Nations would not try to stop him.

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Counter Intelligence Corps in Korean War

Posted  August 9, 2013

July 27 marked the 60th Anniversary of the Armistice ending the Korean War. In honor of the Armistice, the following is a story of one of many successful intelligence operations during “The Forgotten War.”

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Department of Defense, or DoD, officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their Family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year…

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News Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Main Gate closure postponed The Main Gate closure originally scheduled today – Sunday has been cancelled due to recent inclement weather. The installation of new safety features will be rescheduled when drier weather returns. Watch for announcement of the new closure dates and times. Westbound I-10 paving underway Paving of the westbound lanes of Interstate…

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FMWR Briefs – August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

Blues band will perform at TMAC Thunder Mountain Activity Centre will present the “Blues, Brews & BBQ” Family Blues Night featuring the Andy T./Nick Nixon Band Sunday, 5 – 7 p.m. The event is open to all ages, and admission is free. Food for purchase and a pay-as-you-go-bar will also be available. For more information,…

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