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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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11th Signal Brigade changes command, cases colors

Posted  June 14, 2013

Sgt. Robert England 1st Lt. Alex Bridgeforth ,far left, and 1st Sgt. Daniel Stewart ,far right, the company command team and Col. James Parks III, right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Rambert ,left, the brigade command team for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, case their respective colors in preparation for the brigade headquarters’…

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U.S. Army – 238 years old, still going strong

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Army photo Today marks the Army’s 238th birthday, a time for Soldiers to celebrate their proud history of 238 years of service to the nation. On Monday morning, Secretary of the Army John McHugh (right) and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III laid a wreath at Mount Vernon, the home of George…

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FH Select Honor Guard Soldiers receive awards, gratitude for selfless act

Posted  June 14, 2013

Sgt. Kalie Jones From left, Staff Sgt. Jammy Frison, Staff Sgt. Ryan Rendina and Pfc. Orville Arel take a photo with Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, during a recognition ceremony at Alvarado Hall on Monday. The Soldiers from the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard were awarded star notes…

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VA meets goal to hire mental health professionals

Posted  June 14, 2013

TUCSON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for veterans, service members, and military Families. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System has hired…

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SHARP efforts gaining strength, workplace inspections enforced

Posted  June 14, 2013

The Army is taking aggressive measures to put a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault, but further action is still necessary, according to Army surveys. Through the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program, or SHARP, response and prevention efforts are continuously monitored to make sure that every member of the Army is…

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When writing to Congress, follow rules for effective communication

Posted  June 14, 2013

As a member of the military community, everyone has the right to contact their elected officials. Congress wants to hear their constituents’ concerns and opinions – and they should. In order to communicate effectively and to increase the possibility of action, write a letter – but remember, follow specific guidelines. At the very top of…

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ACS shares news of upcoming programs

Posted  June 14, 2013

New Parent Support Program benefits Families Frances Roberson is a registered nurse who recently joined the Army Community Service, or ACS Family Advocacy Program, or AFP, as the New Parent Support Program, or NPSP, home visitor. She is no stranger to the military community as she is the wife of a retiree. This experience has…

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Play hard, ride hard, be safe – company does it all in one day

Posted  June 14, 2013

More than 200 people came together for safety-related and fun activities during a special event last week at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

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Intel Soldiers in Afghanistan stay fit with CrossFit

Posted  June 14, 2013

When the duty day ends in Afghanistan, Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division)’s intelligence section jump for joy. Actually, they jump on boxes.

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McHugh creates greater oversight, screening of those who aid victims

Posted  June 14, 2013

Secretary of the Army John McHugh Tuesday detailed a new directive that will make the Army the first military branch to require behavioral health screenings for those who counsel sexual assault victims.

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