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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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2014 — What’s your safety objective?

Posted  October 25, 2013

We [recently] turned the page on another fiscal year, and [it was] our Army’s best ever for safety. But … we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the [rest of this fiscal] year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army’s annual safety and occupational…

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CFC campaign resumes activity suspended during furlough

Posted  October 25, 2013

With the end of the recent government furlough, the Department of Defense, or DoD, may now resume Combined Federal Campaign activities suspended while the furlough was in place. In a DoD memorandum dated Oct. 17, Susan Yarwood, acting for the Human Resources director, thanked employees for their role in the Department’s effort “to conduct a…

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Special Victims Advocate Program available for sexual assault victims

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Army photo The Army’s judge advocate general is launching the Special Victims Advocate Program, or SVAP, that will provide a legal assistance attorney to assist qualifying victims of sexual assault throughout the investigation and judicial process, beginning Nov. 1. The implementation of a legal advocacy program in each service will provide victims with additional…

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Chapel Fall Harvest Festival attracts crowd

Posted  November 1, 2013

A group of volunteers dressed like Bible heroes include, from left, King David as a shepherd, Elijah, Moses, Noah and Daniel during the Chapel’s Fall Harvest Fest Saturday. Queen Esther is in the foreground. The costumed volunteers walked around during the fest and gave out Bible hero cards with their characters’ names on them, and…

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Community Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Airport Fly-In and Open House Join the Experimental Aircraft Association and the City of Sierra Vista Municipal Airport staff for the annual Airport Fly-In and Open House from 7 – 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Youth 8 – 17 are invited to take their first airplane flight with a local pilot…

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Chalk Talk – November 1, 2103

Posted  November 1, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School The six second grade classes at Colonel Johnston Elementary School will present their Veterans Day Program to friends and families on Wednesday morning for those at school and again at 6 p.m. for their parents. This decade-long tradition honors all the services and active duty or retired parents with a combination…

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Jeannie’s Diner ‘beefs’ up menu, offers holiday party venue, plans special events

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Jeannie’s Diner crew has added new menu items, plans special holiday-related events and offers a holiday party venue to attract new and repeat customers.

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Lt. Dan Band coming to Fort Huachuca For the past decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have brought their live shows to the nation’s service members and their Families. The Lt. Dan Band travels to cities and military bases around the world playing benefit concerts and boosting the morale of U.S. military and…

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News Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Westbound I-10 resurfacing underway The Arizona Department of Transportation is resurfacing a 14-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10 between Willcox and Texas Canyon. Crews are currently repairing and replacing guardrail near the entrance to Texas Canyon. Motorists traveling west on I-10 will encounter travel restrictions every Monday through Thursday over the next month starting three…

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Two-day Haunted Hayride requires lengthy planning process

Posted  November 1, 2013

While the spookiness of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate’s Haunted Hayride is described as “not for the faint at heart,” few FMWR patrons realize the entire production is not for the “undedicated and unmotivated.”

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