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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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Buyer beware! Things to consider before signing contracts

Posted  February 1, 2013

Everyone has done it. When buying a couch, joining a gym, or renting a new apartment, the salesperson hands a customer a stack of papers and a pen, and he or she starts signing their name on the dotted line. People think to themselves, “I’m sure everyone that has bought a couch has signed the…

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting today

Posted  February 1, 2013

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities effective today. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet…

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Traffic safety cameras to operate on SR92, Avenida Cochise effective Monday

Posted  February 1, 2013

Sierra Vista — On Monday, the second of five dangerous intersections slated for traffic photo enforcement cameras in Sierra Vista will begin a month-long warning period. Installed at the intersection of State Route 92 and Avenida Cochise to monitor northbound and southbound traffic on SR 92, the cameras will monitor red light running and excessive…

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75-day leave carryover extended

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015. The leave carryover policy was set to revert back to only 60 days on Sept. 30. But the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act passed this month extends…

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DOD, VA improve online access to benefits information

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint, self-service Web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of benefits resources for service members and veterans. “The increasing capabilities of eBenefits give veterans and service members greater flexibility in…

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Community Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

New phone scam alert The Cochise County Sheriff Department staff alerts the public to a new scam that has been reported to the sheriff’s office several times. The callers reporting these incidents state someone calls them advising that they are from a company such as Microsoft, etc. The recipient of the call is then advised…

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FMWR Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Murr, JD to host Super Bowl Parties Murr Community Center will host a Super Bowl Party Sunday, and doors will open at 2:30 p.m. The party is open to all military ID card holders and Family members 18 and older. There will be free food and a pay-as-you-go beer bar, and the chance to win…

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Danish gymnastics team to perform here on Wednesday

Posted  February 1, 2013

The National Danish Performance Team, or NDPT, presents its new show “Zoom” during a stop at Fort Huachuca during their world tour. The team, sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, performs Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Barnes Field House.

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FH junior poets to perform at Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Posted  February 1, 2013

Three Colonel Smith Middle School students will represent Fort Huachuca with their winning Student Cowboy Poetry Writing Program submissions at the 21st Annual Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering on Feb. 9. The Student Cowboy Poetry Writing Program has been in effect since 1995, allowing students to apply their historical knowledge to creating cowboy-related…

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Chalk Talk – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Beth Bellizzi Education is worth pot of gold This double rainbow over Colonel Johnston Elementary School Monday seems to symbolize the value of a good education which, for many, begins in the earliest grades of grammar school. However, since the rainbow is a special distribution of colors produced in a particular way with reference to a…

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