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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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Air Force: Airmen train Marines on aircraft refueling

Posted  February 14, 2014

Marines from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, are participating in a six-month field exchange program here with Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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Army Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted  February 14, 2014

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arizona Tile Crafters, Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop, Papito’s Puros Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa, L&A Southern Style BBQ,…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  February 14, 2014

Colonel appointed Army of the Potomac’s intelligence chief Photos property of the U.S. Army Col. George Sharpe’s All-Source Intelligence organization became the Bureau of Military Information. From left, this photo shows Sharpe, civilian John Babcock, an unknown officer, and Capt. John McEntee in front of their headquarters. Feb. 11, 1863 During the first two bloody…

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Soldiers, Civilians train together, ‘get each other’s backs’

Posted  February 14, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Orvie Baker, guest speaker from Catharsis Productions, presents “Got Your Back,” a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention training session in Murr Community Center Feb. 7. Army retired, Baker shared his own experience on sexual harassment and assault perceptions while he served. He and co-presenter Kristen Pickering spearheaded the 90-minute session titled “Got Your Back.”…

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Army Community Service shares resource information

Posted  February 14, 2014

Need guidance and information about resources to prepare for and locate employment? Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, or ERP, can help. It offers information about local and federal employment opportunities, the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, interviewing skills, resume critiquing, career planning resources and more. Want to build work experience? Ask ERP personnel how to…

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CDC earns national NAEYC accreditation for programs

Posted  February 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Hailey Bangle, 3, Jackie Cruz, Lead Child and Youth Programs assistant, and Megan Shamoom, 3, practice various learning skills in the 3 – 4 year old room at New Beginnings Child Development Center Wednesday. The Fort Huachuca Child Development Programs, the New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development Center and the…

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Smith Middle School technology students win ‘Best in State’ title

Posted  February 14, 2014

Suzanne Jennings Top row from left, Colonel Smith Middle School eighth grade students Thomas Hakes, 13; Joshua Merrick, 13; Joel Pagan, 14; and bottom row, Amber Cassady, 14 and Kelly Riley, 14 win the Verizon Innovative App Challenge “Best in State” middle school title. The students had to design a smartphone application concept that encompassed…

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Presidential proclamation: American Heart Month – 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Maintaining a strong heart is key to a long and healthy life. The number one killer of American men and women, cardiovascular disease is responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States. During American Heart Month, we renew our fight, both as a Nation and in each of our own lives,…

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DoD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Later this year, the Department of Defense will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here Tuesday. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Senior NCO relinquishes responsibility one day, assumes it again next

Posted  February 14, 2014

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, outgoing 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major; Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Whitney, incoming 111th MI Bde. command sergeant major, salute during the national anthem played at the 111th MI Bde.’s change of responsibility ceremony….

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