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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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Children’s program here provides structure, discipline through high-energy activities

Posted  March 15, 2013

The chapel-sponsored Awana club is molding children in a positive light. The discipleship program on Fort Huachuca uses high-energy activities and games, Scripture memorization and interactive Bible lessons to develop each child’s relationship with Jesus Christ, according to Fred Robinson, installation director of religious education.

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Community Briefs – March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

Toga square dance party Today is the Ides of March, and the Thunder Mountain Twirlers will hold a Toga Party Square Dance! Togas are encouraged, but not required. Mainstream dancing takes place from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with a plus-tip and rounds at the end of the evening. Cost, which includes snacks, is $4 for…

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Annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Posted  March 8, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold, 11th Signal Bde. As with challenges posed during Army physical training, emergencies which crop up in day-to-day life can create obstacles for Soldiers when unexpected events such as car repairs create a financial hardship. Through Army Community Service, Soldiers can obtain Army Emergency Relief grants or loans to help them through…

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To the Soldiers, Civilians and Leaders of the U.S. Army

Posted  March 8, 2013

As you are aware, sequestration went into effect on Friday, March 1st. Over the past several years, we have faced a lack of predictability and flexibility in our budget cycle and a series of cuts. This fiscal year alone, we face the potential of at least an $18 billion dollar shortfall in our Operations and…

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Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

Posted  March 8, 2013

March 1, 2013 Since 1942 Army Emergency Relief has been an integral part of Army life, providing no-interest loans and grants to Soldiers and their Families for many different categories of financial assistance, including emergency needs, children and spouse scholarships, and grants to widows and Wounded Warriors. This year’s campaign theme, “Supporting Soldiers and their…

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Transcom chief: Sequester won’t affect Afghan drawdown

Posted  March 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — The chief of U.S Transportation Command told Congress Tuesday that cuts in defense spending triggered by the budget sequester should not have an impact on the withdrawal of U.S. troops and materiel from Afghanistan, but may have other “unintended” consequences. Air Force Gen. William Fraser III told members of the House Armed Services…

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CID Warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

Posted  March 8, 2013

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning both the Army community and the public about a new internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials. Cyber-criminals are attempting to impersonate members of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command via email, stating that they are…

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Final Black History celebration closes out month

Posted  March 8, 2013

Sgt. Robert England, 11th Signal Bde. Soldiers from 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, showcase their dance moves during the 40th ESB Black History Month Observance Feb. 28 at the Network Enterprise Technology Command auditorium here. The observance focused on equality and freedom, highlighting the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

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GED test to revamp in 2014

Posted  March 8, 2013

In January 2014, the current GED test will be replaced in Arizona, meaning students who started their testing under the current series of tests will need to pass all five parts before the end of this fall, or start completely over in 2014. The General Education Development tests offer those who did not finish high…

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Now’s an appropriate time to return library materials

Posted  March 8, 2013

Polonius is a fictional character, councilor to King Claudius and the father of Ophelia and Laertes in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet.” Fortunately for millions of library users, libraries ignore Polonius’ advice to be neither a borrower nor a lender. The Sierra Vista Public Library alone circulates 319,000 items annually. Most of those items are returned….

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