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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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Theater program brings pirates, beach bums to stage

Posted  July 5, 2013

Every summer, students in kindergarten through eighth grade can expect a red truck that reads “Missoula Children’s Theatre” to roll up to Colonel Johnston Elementary School.

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Community Briefs July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Enroll in Citizen Police Academy The next Sierra Vista Police Department Citizen Police Academy will begin Aug. 7. Classes will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 –9 p.m., for 12 consecutive weeks in the police department auditorium. The free program includes hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing and participating in a ridealong with an on-duty police officer. Academy graduates will…

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USAICoE gains new CSM, former top NCO retires

Posted  June 28, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, outgoing U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commander; and incoming USAICoE Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Fairley salute during the change of responsibility ceremony on Brown Parade Field June 21. Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Holiday, U.S….

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305th MI Battalion holds change of command ceremony for incoming, outgoing commanders

Posted  June 28, 2013

In the early morning sun on Wednesday, the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion said goodbye to one commander and welcomed another during the change of command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. John “Muddy” Watters, arrived at Fort Huachuca in August 2010. For the past 24 months, Watters commanded the 305th MI Bn….

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Proper counseling, NCO evaluation procedures ease NCOER process

Posted  June 28, 2013

Over the last few months, Inspector General’s Office personnel have seen an increase of issues dealing with noncommissioned officer evaluation reports, or NCOERs. Some of the issues were noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, not being counseled; incorrect counseling dates; issues happening outside the rating period; and individuals who were not the rater completing the NCOER. The…

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Commissary to close on Tuesdays during furlough

Posted  June 28, 2013

Fort Huachuca Commissary customers who regularly shop on Tuesdays will have to plan to shop on a different day effective July 9 through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013. The Fort Huachuca Commissary will be closed on Tuesdays when the planned furlough due to sequestration begins the week of July 8. “The commissary…

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Commissaries use research to determine savings

Posted  June 28, 2013

One of the benefits commissary shoppers enjoy is an overall cost savings over goods and supplies purchased at outside retailers. These savings help keep customers coming back. However, commissary officials don’t determine customer savings through a random dart-throw. Instead, they do a price-comparison study which is published annually in September, to determine the average level…

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Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging Service activates here Monday

Posted  June 28, 2013

Effective Monday, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, enrollees will be able to conveniently communicate online with their primary care providers at RWBAHC via secure messaging. Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS, powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, at any time of day. It allows patients…

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Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

Posted  June 28, 2013

Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers.

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Happy 40th, TRADOC!

Posted  June 28, 2013

Photos left and right – Zach Morgan, Fort Polk Guardian staff writer and the U.S. Army Army drill sergeants, then and now, still mentor and train Soldiers how to be Soldiers. On Monday, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will celebrate its 40th year of developing, educating and adapting Soldiers and leaders into the force…

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