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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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Events

Community Briefs May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

Have a community brief? If you have a community brief for The Scout, our submission process has changed. Please send your information to Angela Camara, public affairs officer, at angela.l.camara.civ@mail.mil. VFW hosts catfish fry The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Catfish Fry 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the VFW Hall, 549 Veterans…

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Chalk Talk – May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

 NCOA teaches flag protocol   Soldiers from the Noncommissioned Officers Academy present Col. Smith Middle School with a new flag. Eighth graders and faculty watch the old flag come down and the new flag go up while they learn about flag ceremony protocol and how to properly dispose of an older, worn out flag.

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FH welcomes new commander

Posted  April 26, 2013

Photos by Maranda Flynn Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, incoming commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Col. Jeff Jennings, deputy commandant of training, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence; and Lt. Gen. David Perkins, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, conducted the traditional inspection of troops during…

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It’s our job to keep terrorists guessing

Posted  April 26, 2013

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – Sitting one row behind me next to the window, she blended in with the other travelers, casually dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved white shirt layered under a pink short-sleeved shirt. We, and about 150 other airline passengers, were leaving Detroit for a long fight to Amsterdam Aug. 20. She…

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Salutes & Awards

Volunteers get well-deserved recognition

Posted  April 26, 2013

Photos by Maranda Flynn Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, received the annual hourly savings check from Jennifer Rickert, Fort Huachuca volunteer program manager, Wednesday at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon. This check represents the amount of money that volunteer services saved the Fort Huachuca garrison. The Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and…

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Role of a 35M – just how do we get info?

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. James Allen Released U.S. Army Pfc. Lux Duran, left, a human intelligence collector with the 504th Military Intelligence Company, speaks with an Afghan villager Dec. 9, 2011, during an operation in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Fort Huachuca is the largest training center in the United States for Military Intelligence, or…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lieutenant plays integral role during Spanish-American War April 23, 1898 Courtesy photo. 1st Lt. Andrew Rowan, attaché to Cuba, played an integral role in the exchange of intelligence during the Spanish-American War. The world situation in 1898 was highly charged. Beginning in 1492, Spain had built an empire along the Atlantic seaboard which, at its…

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Health & Safety

Most TRICARE beneficiaries unaffected by Prime Service Area reductions

Posted  April 26, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries eligible for Prime. The 3 percent difference, comprising about 171,000 beneficiaries, will automatically revert to the TRICARE Standard health care option on Oct. 1, 2013. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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Army recognizes Fort’s antiterrorism officer

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fort Huachuca has achieved its first antiterrorism award. Jesse Markum, Antiterrorism Officer, was selected to the Fiscal Year 2012 Army Antiterrorism Honor Roll. Markum is one of 30 recipients and the first officer to represent Fort Huachuca.

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Fort wins award for safety culture

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fort Huachuca excelled in safety for fiscal year 2013, or FY 2013, earning the U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer Award. It recognizes the efforts and dedication put forth by the Garrison to create a positive safety culture. “[The U.S. Army Safety Excellence Streamer Award] means a lot because it shows that the organization is doing…

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