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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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CC Sheriff’s Office investigates scam here

Posted  February 8, 2013

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office personnel are investigating three cases of a “ransom scam” reported in the past two weeks. This scam has previously existed and has recently resurfaced in more metropolitan areas. It incorporates a malware virus into a user’s personal computer, or PC, and creates significant issues for the victim. The scam begins when…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

Courtesy photo — Sisler Family 1st Lt. George Sisler was stationed in Vietnam. MI lieutenant killed in Vietnam, awarded Medal of Honor Feb. 7, 1967 Some military officers are destined to be heroes, and 1st Lt. George Sisler seemed destined to be among their ranks. First Lieutenant George Sisler received the Medal of Honor, posthumously,…

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Divisions will get nine Gray Eagles to train, but deploy with 12

Posted  February 8, 2013

The Army plans additional Gray Eagle units, one for each of 10 active-duty divisions, and several more for special operations units, aerial exploitation units and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Four ways to lower risk of heart disease

Posted  February 8, 2013

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high…

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SecArmy orders ‘Ready and Resilient Campaign’

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Army John McHugh Monday directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging “Ready and Resilient Campaign” plan, which will launch later this month. During a press conference at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., McHugh said he’s looked at 47 recommendations from an Army-wide Behavioral Health…

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Community Briefs – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

FH maintenance vehicles display photos of missing children Poster pictures of missing children are now featured on the back of Fort Huachuca public works maintenance vehicles. EMCOR Government Services vehicles each carry a poster with the image of a local missing child. Posters will change monthly to feature a different missing youth. Those with information…

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FMWR Briefs – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

BOSS plans trip to Renaissance Fest Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, has planned a trip to the Arizona Renaissance Festival for Feb. 16. Ticket cost is $19, and BOSS will provide transportation. They will leave Murr Community Center at 6 a.m. and return around 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 538.8252 or Murr…

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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted  February 8, 2013

Although it was neither a territorial battle nor raid for plunder, a group of Danish gymnastics warriors captured the attention and stole the hearts of spectators during a live performance of their show, “Zoom!” at Barnes Field House on Wednesday evening.

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Army dominates 2013 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship

Posted  February 8, 2013

The All Army Men and Women’s Cross Country Teams captured Gold in the team competitions at the 2013 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship, Saturday, in St. Louis, Mo. The All Army Men also took a clean medal sweep — gold, silver and bronze — in the individual Open 12K competition at the Armed Forces Championship…

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Community Briefs – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

Audition for play The Illegitimate Theater Company, Inc. will conduct auditions for their upcoming spring production of Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Auditions will be held at Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Coop on Monday at 6 p.m. Men and women 20 – 65 are needed along with anyone wanting to understudy any of the…

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