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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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Fort Huachuca recognizes the “best of the best”

Posted  March 1, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre hosted a memorable evening dedicated to the outstanding performance given by the 2012 “best of the best” during the Annual Installation Awards Banquet on Jan. 22.

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News Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Expect pharmacy delays Due to mandatory staff training, expect delays at the Raymond. W. Bliss Army Health Center pharmacy on Monday, Wednesday and March 11th. The pharmacy will have minimal staffing on those days. FCHSC Charitable Spring Campaign The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications for charitable donations. Charitable organizations requesting funds…

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Fort Huachuca fire instructor recognized by IMCOM

Posted  March 1, 2013

Staff Sgt. Richard Hinze Firefighter Joshua Jimenez, assistant fire chief for operations, inspects a fire truck to ensure a quick response time. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Central Region awarded him the Annual Department of Defense Civilian Fire Instructor of the Year award. This is the first time anyone at Fort Huachuca has…

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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted  March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Posted  March 1, 2013

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses Pentagon employees and service members during an all-hands call on Hagel’s first day at the Pentagon, Wednesday. Hagel earlier took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. He also issued a written message to…

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FMWR Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Cochise College Rodeo set for this weekend Saturday and Sunday, Family and MWR, the Sierra Vista Riding Club and Cochise College will host the Cochise College Rodeo at Wren Arena, Fort Huachuca. Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. for slack rodeo, and the performance will start at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Exceptional Rodeo starts at 10…

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11th Signal Brigade to relocate to Fort Hood, Texas

Posted  March 1, 2013

On Feb. 18, the Department of Defense approved the planned relocation of the 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters from Fort Huachuca to Fort Hood, Texas. This relocation action is not associated with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 directed actions and involves slightly more than 100 active duty personnel. The completion of the relocation is tentatively scheduled…

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Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

Posted  March 1, 2013

Sgt. Robert England Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Reed, 11th Signal Brigade, shows senior noncommissioned officers the proper technique for hooking up signal satellite equipment to a star ground safety device on Feb. 21. During the annual leaders’ symposium, senior leaders gathered on Fort Huachuca to learn and incorporate new operating procedures at their respective…

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Visit “El Puerto del Dado,” pass of chance

Posted  March 1, 2013

A visit to Fort Bowie National Historic Site, a National Park Service site in southeastern Arizona, begins at the northernmost edge of the Chiricahua Mountain Range in an area known as Apache Pass.

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309th MI Bn. Sentinel Pursuit 8K

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy Photo Caption: On Saturday, 152 runners turned out for the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th MI Bn. Headquarters on Hunt Avenue. On Saturday morning, 152 runners ran in the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th Military Battalion…

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