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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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Marines: Explore options on ways to pay for college

Posted  January 24, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The education offices aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island now offer a Pay for College class to teach Marines and their dependents how to pay for college without the aid of Tuition Assistance, or TA. “Many Marines were surprised when the…

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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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MI NCOs inducted into elite enlisted Soldier club

Posted  January 24, 2014

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, Company B, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion; Staff Sgt. Brian DeWitt, 40th Expeditionary Signal Bn.; Staff Sgt. Nathan Welles, Company E, 309th MI Bn.; and Staff Sgt. Peter Jones, 344th MI Bn., Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, are inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, in Fitch…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 24, 2014

National Security Agency takes a step back Photos property of the U.S. government Today, the National Security Agency building is located at Fort Meade, Md. Jan. 17, 2014 As this article is being written on Jan. 17, 2014, President Barack Obama is in the midst of a press conference to announce changes to national surveillance…

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Military specifically invited to register for new elk hunt Arizona Game and Fish Department

Posted  January 24, 2014

Courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department A bull elk roams a forest in Arizona. Military hunters who take advantage of the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Camp Navajo cooperatively provided hunt opportunity for elk at Camp Navajo that honors the military could potentially bag an animal such as this one. New for…

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Fort Huachuca ASAP to present programs at local schools

Posted  January 24, 2014

From Monday through Feb. 2, personnel from Fort Huachuca’s Army Substance Abuse Program and local schools will join forces with other teens, parents, and scientists across the nation in a week-long effort to shatter the myths on drugs during National Drug Facts Week 2014, or NDFA. The week-long health observance is organized by the National…

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Revised OER process to take effect April 1

Posted  January 24, 2014

Nick Duke Beginning April 1, officers will be rated under a new officer evaluation report system, one that is designed to both strengthen rater accountability and reflect current Army leadership doctrine. FORT BENNING, Ga. — Beginning April 1, officers from across the Army will be subject to a new officer evaluation report, or OER, system….

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Help IMCOM improve, tell us about Fort Huachuca, services

Posted  January 24, 2014

Amanda Kraus Rodriguez A U.S. Army Installation Management Command employee demonstrates the use of the Interactive Customer Evaluation system to coworkers. Through ICE, customers can rate products, services and leave suggestions for IMCOM leaders. SAN ANTONIO — As a customer, have you ever felt the need to have your voice heard — whether to recognize…

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Army plans baseline assessment for Network Integration Evaluation 15.1

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army will evaluate its tactical network baseline during the Network Integration Evaluation 15.1, in fall 2014 in order to set conditions for future network development and refine focus areas for industry innovation. The Network Baseline Assessment will evaluate the performance of current integrated network capabilities in a variety of operational scenarios,…

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Commander’s Week boosts ISEC leadership, personal development

Posted  January 24, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Regis “Bud” Bates, guest speaker from The University of Arizona South, seems to capture the attention of seminar attendees as he presents a leadership session based on his own experience in the telecommunications and information services. The presentation took place Jan. 16 during the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Commander’s Week in…

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