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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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“Cinema Africa” Film Festival announced

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Training and Doctrine Command announces its fifth annual “Cinema Africa” Film Festival to be held at various locations from Thursday – March 5. All events are free and open to the general public. On Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m., see the 1987 production of “La Vie est Belle,” “Life is Rosy,” directed by…

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News Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Tax Center education refund form update Although there have been concerns about changes in credits and deductions during the 2012 tax filing season, most credits that benefit Soldiers are still in place. For taxpayers working on their first four-year undergraduate degree, the American Opportunity Credit has been extended, and taxpayers can receive up to a…

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FMWR Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

BOSS plans trip to Renaissance Fest Murr Community Center has discounted tickets available for the Renaissance Festival, which runs through March 31 at Apache Junction. Stop in at Building 51301 to purchase, or call 533.2404 for more information. You’re invited to Right Arm Night The next Right Arm Night, or RAN, will take place Feb….

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MVC offers photography contest to on-post residents

Posted  February 15, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, wants to change the cover picture used on the organization’s website and newsletter. The MVC staff is holding a photo contest for all residents living in Fort Huachuca on-post Family housing and would like the winning entry to portray an actual Family residing in on-post housing here at Fort Huachuca,…

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Chalk Talk – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group Cowboy poets, musicians entertain homeschool group Twenty-two elementary-through-middle-school students from the Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group enjoy entertainment by cowboy musicians and poets on Friday at the Fort Huachuca Youth Center. Friday was the first day of the Cochise County Cowboy Poets Gathering in Sierra Vista. The Utah-based cowboy band, Saddle Strings, sang…

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Community Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Square dance tonight The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding their annual Sweetheart Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. No sweetheart is necessary; singles and couples are welcome! Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact…

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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted  February 8, 2013

Amber Sebal During intermission Wednesday, National Danish Performance Team Manager Mette Mogensen invited members of the audience to join NDPT members in a “handstand” practice on the gym floor at Barnes Field House. More than 50 youth responded, including this girl who was declared “the winner” of the informal practice session. They came. They saw….

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CSA’s strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they produced an Army without peer on the battlefields of Afghanistan…

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DOD, VA to speed integration of health records

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad McNeeley Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki address reporters after meeting at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Monday. The secretaries announced that Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will accelerate the timetable to enable service members to transfer their electronic health care records from one…

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Obama Calls on Congress to avoid sequestration

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Tuesday called on Congress to avoid deep, across-the-board spending cuts looming March 1 under a “sequestration” mechanism in budget law and to take a balanced approach to America’s debt problems. If sequestration happens, hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees could be furloughed and readiness of the military force…

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