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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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FMWR Briefs – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

NOEL hayride scheduled for today, tomorrow FMWR will present “NOEL” — Night of Extraordinary Lights — today and tomorrow, 4 – 10 p.m. at Mountain View Golf Course. This free event is open to everyone. Activities include: hay rides to view light displays; ice skating rink (skates provided); photos with Santa; holiday movies; letters to…

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News Briefs – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

Final 2013 Scout delivered Dec. 20 The final 2013 issue of “The Fort Huachuca Scout” will appear in print on Dec. 20. The first 2014 Scout will be delivered on Jan. 10. Those who wish to share information about events taking place between those two dates should submit the information now to joan.vasey1@us.army.mil. For more…

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Team building exercise leads to mountain summit

Posted  December 13, 2013

With guidons in hand and sweat-soaked faces, commanders from the 2-13th Aviation Regiment recently conquered Mount Wrightson, reaching its summit after meeting the physical and mental challenges of climbing a mountain with a 9,453-foot elevation.

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Mountain Vista Communities help former Huachuca residents save tree

Posted  December 13, 2013

Army retired Sierra Vista residents Lisa and Michael McCarthy saved a personal piece of their Fort Huachuca history Tuesday.

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Free Christmas trees make spirits bright

Posted  December 13, 2013

While most people were just getting out of bed, individuals from Army Community Service were braving the below-freezing temperatures, staging the free Christmas trees provided for Soldiers and other service members by the Trees for Troops program.

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Air Force: Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition

Posted  December 13, 2013

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Base volunteers here have teamed up with Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week. Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. Operation Christmas Drop is the…

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Marines: Dominican Republic native sheds 140 pounds to enlist in Corps

Posted  December 13, 2013

Approximately 30 young men and women packed into the Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell Ceremony Room to take their oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 2.

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Main Post Chapel lights up Fort Huachuca

Posted  December 13, 2013

Despite the freezing temperatures and pouring rain, Families arrived in anticipation of holiday cheer and Santa Claus’ arrival at the Main Post Chapel, or MPC’s Holiday Lighting celebration Dec. 5

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  December 13, 2013

Operation Red Dawn nets Saddam Hussein Courtesy of Mark Terrell The Ace in the Hole, Saddam Hussein, is found hiding in a small hole in the ground on Dec. 13, 2003. Dec 13, 2003 Ten years ago this week, the U.S. Army captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein alive. The story of how he was located…

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First Army female rabbi speaks at luncheon

Posted  December 13, 2013

Chaplain (Col.) Bonnie Koppell, command chaplain, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command during a luncheon Tuesday, at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Koppell was the Army’s first female rabbi, joining the service in 1978. She talked about the historical significance of Hanukkah, its link to military history,…

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