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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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Monsoon arrives, local fire restrictions eased

Posted  July 26, 2013

Due to the arrival of sufficient monsoon rains, Fort Huachuca joins the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Arizona State Forestry Division in lifting all fire…

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Hagel calls on vets to partner in reshaping military

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – Opening his address Monday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention with a tribute to Korean War veterans, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on the nation’s 22 million veterans to become partners in helping the Defense Department work through “historic transition and change.” Every major conflict in U.S. history has been followed…

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Army AT Awareness Month features TARP-AT Training

Posted  July 26, 2013

For the second year, the 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, or DPTMS, will host the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, or TARP, and antiterrorism training at Murr Community Center, Aug. 15, with presentations at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. “We have reserved multiple times throughout…

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Services continue efforts to open combat jobs for women

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon’s director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here Wednesday. Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on women in service, Juliet Beyler said the services…

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DS Logon offers convenience, practicality – a ‘must’ for retirees

Posted  July 26, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts.) WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, is a relatively new, secure, self-service logon ID that allows Department of Defense, or DoD, and Department of Veterans Affairs,…

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Contest depicts military life through interlocking blocks

Posted  July 26, 2013

Local Lego® enthusiasts presented their best military-themed creations in Fort Huachuca’s first-ever Lego® Building Competition at Murr Community Center this month

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TMAC hosts free blues performance in August

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy photo   The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre brings in Delta Groove recording artists Andy T-Nick Nixon Band here Aug. 4, 5 – 7 p.m. to rock the house with some Nashville blues. The performance is open to the public and all ages. Admission is free. There will be a pay-as-you-go bar and food will…

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Community Briefs July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a free Youth Leadership workshop, sponsored by Toastmasters International and geared toward middle school students. Participants will learn and develop speaking and leadership skills, overcome nervousness when asked to speak before audiences, organize and present ideas, listen to others, and participate and lead group discussions…

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CASAs serve states as civilian, military liaisons

Posted  July 19, 2013

Courtesy of Dr. Randy Groth Dr. Randy Groth, left, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army for Arizona, and Col. Timothy Faulkner, former Fort Huachuca garrison commander, spoke during a briefing prior to the National Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Conference, held on Fort Huachuca in 2011. Civilian aides to the…

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Budget constraints lead to postponement of 2013 MI HoF induction

Posted  July 19, 2013

In a letter released earlier this month, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, announced his decision to postpone the 2013 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, or MI HoF, induction ceremony. “Given the budget constraints felt throughout the Army and the Department of Defense this…

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