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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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MVC residents’ generosity earns block party

Posted  May 24, 2013

Earlier this month, Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, hosted a free block party for residents living in the Miles Manor 2 and 3 communities as a reward for contributing the most food to the MVC annual food drive that supports the Fort Huachuca Food Locker.

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Community Briefs May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

VFW hosts taco dinner tonight The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9972, will host a taco dinner from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The meal includes tacos, rice and beans. Live entertainment follows. Cost is $8 per person. The dinner is open to members, guests and…

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Cats came calling on Right Arm Night

Posted  May 24, 2013

Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members enjoy the University of Arizona Wildcats Coaches’ Road Tour as a part of Right Arm Night on May 17 at Murr Community Center. RAN, typically held on Friday afternoons after work, included U of A-themed contests and prizes this month.   Air Force Master Sgt. Kirk Kolodziej, Joint Interoperability…

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Eleven-day FY 13 furlough to begin July 8

Posted  May 17, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released Tuesday a memorandum to the Department of Defense on civilian furloughs. The memo directs defense managers to prepare to furlough most Department of Defense, or DoD, civilians for up to 11 days. (Hagel’s message on civilian furloughs appears on page 2 of today’s “Fort Huachuca Scout.”) Major budgetary shortfalls…

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NETCOM commanding general reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

Posted  May 17, 2013

Courtesy Photo Commanding General Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, Network Enterprise Technology Command, recognizes Soldiers and civilians for their support to the command May 7 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lynn presented them with his commander’s coin of excellence. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn…

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Message to all Department of Defense personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on civilian furloughs

Posted  May 17, 2013

“As you are fully aware, the Department of Defense is facing a historic shortfall in our budget for the current fiscal year. This is the result of current law that went into effect March 1. It imposes deep across-the-board cuts on DoD and other federal agencies. Combined with higher than expected wartime operating costs, we…

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Army supports president’s request for 2015 BRAC round

Posted  May 17, 2013

Senate Appropriations Committee The Army needs another round of Base Realignment and Closure, said Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, speaking Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies. WASHINGTON – As the Army cuts the number of Soldiers in its…

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Health & Safety

Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – Amid a spate of allegations of criminal behavior by military recruiters and service members involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults and help that crime’s victims, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. In…

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Be aware of debt collection scam alert

Posted  May 17, 2013

The Sierra Vista Police Department has received reports of scammers calling local residents threatening arrest for a delinquent debt. While some collection agencies operate within the law, debt collection scams are on the rise. In Arizona, no arrest warrant will be issued for private debt. Those threatened with arrest are being scammed. Do not provide…

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Colonel ends nearly three decades of service

Posted  May 17, 2013

Maranda Flynn From left, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Col. Michael Popovich, Fort Huachuca Training and Doctrine Command, capability manager for Intelligence Sensors; and his wife Robin stand by as the Legion of Merit is presented to Popovich in honor of his 27 years of dedicated…

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