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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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Veterans

Veteran designation introduced for driver licenses

Posted  September 27, 2013

PHOENIX — Two new services will be offered to military veterans by the Arizona Department of Transportation, effective Sept. 16. Veterans will have the option to have a designation on their Arizona-issued driver license, commercial driver license, identification card or instruction permit denoting their military service. In addition, veterans applying for an Arizona commercial driver…

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ACAP services available to retirees

Posted  September 27, 2013

Last month I attended the Fort Huachuca Army Career and Alumni Program Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The facility has been completely remodeled and has some terrific services available. I was reminded at that time that ACAP services are available for retired service members. Many normally consider ACAP to be a service for only for those service…

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Civilian of the month

Posted  September 27, 2013

Eric S. Hortin Civilian of the Month: Eric S. Hortin Agency: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: As the deputy in the Public Affairs Office, I am a virtual jack-of-all-trades. My duties include monitoring and updating the command’s social media and public web presences, basic video work, designing publications,…

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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates leadership serving with honor, pride

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Col. Maricela Alvarado, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, serves as guest speaker for the Hispanic Heritage Month event Tuesday in Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Hispanics Serving and Leading our Nation with Pride and Honor.” Soldiers and Civilians gathered at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre…

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Former Aberdeen commander speaks about combating sexual assault

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photo by Marranda Flynn Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention victim advocate, expressed her appreciation for the Army SHARP program to Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley. Shadley visited Fort Huachuca on Monday and Tuesday to speak on his personal leadership challenges in the…

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Memo prepares DoD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON – Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DoD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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SVRHC announces new hospital groundbreaking ceremony

Posted  October 4, 2013

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – Officials at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, or SVRHC, announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the new hospitalwill be at 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. The ceremony will be held at the hospital’s east campus near the Outpatient Surgery Center located at 151 Colonia de Salud in Sierra Vista. Construction on…

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Sierra Vista marketing campaign gets ‘Savvy’

Posted  October 4, 2013

The City of Sierra Vista won two prestigious awards for its community outreach marketing campaign, “1&1 Weekly Refuse and Recycling” and Vista 411, a bi-monthly city-wide newsletter.

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Fort Huachuca names Operation Rising Star finalist

Posted  October 4, 2013

Just in time for music show premieres like “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition Sept. 27 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

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FMWR Briefs – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

See ‘The Sunshine Boys’ live at Murr Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy in two acts, live on stage at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12. Matinees will be presented…

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