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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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NETCOM shares morning of prayer

Posted  September 13, 2013

Gordon Van Vleet, NETCOM Network Enterprise Technology Command Chaplain (Col.) Michael Strohm speaks about the “human network” during a NETCOM-hosted prayer breakfast Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca. More than 100 NETCOM Soldiers, civilians and Family members heard Strohm’s message about the importance of having a spiritual network.

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Third quarter statistics bring attention to need for personal weapons safety

Posted  September 13, 2013

Statistics are in for the 2013 fiscal year through third quarter regarding personal injury-other losses, or PIO losses. There is a 24-percent increase in PIO-losses compared to last year. According to Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general, Fort Rucker, Ala., privately owned weapons accidents have accounted for nearly 27 percent…

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Soldiers collect food, help those in need

Posted  September 13, 2013

Chaplain (Capt.) John Arnoldbik From left, Spc. Naomi Fritta, 2nd Lt. Osman Martinez and 2nd Lt. William Szymczak, all from Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, pause after loading food and household supplies on the shelves at the Chaplain’s Food Locker. Members of Companies A, B, C and E, 304th MI Bn., conducted the Summer…

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Fort Huachuca community SHARP outreach campaign continues

Posted  September 13, 2013

Fort Huachuca continues its community Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, outreach campaign. The prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault is a top priority of the U.S. Army; Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Brig. Gen. Pete Gallagher, acting commanding general, Network Enterprise…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted  September 13, 2013

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is ‘sign of strength’

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. With September as National Suicide Prevention Month, the Army is highlighting efforts to prevent suicide, while underscoring that prevention is a 24/7, year-round campaign. Suicide in the Army is a…

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West Gate access control point to go automated

Posted  September 13, 2013

Testing of a new automated system is underway at Fort Huachuca’s West Gate. Once completed, no Department of the Army civilian security guards will be posted at the gate. Moving to the unmanned system will save approximately $250,000 a year according to John Griffin, Physical Security Access Control division chief. It also helps Griffin with…

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Foodies follow ‘Highroads’ to Sierra Vista for world cuisine

Posted  September 20, 2013

Long known as a melting pot of cultures, Sierra Vista is now recognized for its international flair when it comes to gastronomic delights. With a smattering of cuisine from across the globe, Sierra Vista’s restaurant scene caught the attention of “Highroads” magazine writer Dina Mishev.

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Community Briefs September 20, 2013

Posted  September 20, 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. Marines…

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Fun in sun with low cost equipment rental

Posted  September 20, 2013

Camping, fall festivals or backyard barbeques may require items that are not usually kept on hand but Fort Huachuca’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rents office provides services and equipment that can assist in making these activities possible.

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