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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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Community Briefs – February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Free citizenship classes offered As part of its community and educational outreach, the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will offer free citizenship classes to those wanting to study for the interview and exam for U.S. citizenship. The eight-week series of classes will be offered on Saturdays from 1 – 3 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship…

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General relinquishes command, bids ‘adieu’ to Fort Huachuca

Posted  January 25, 2013

Sgt. Kalie Jones Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, U.S Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, passes the Military Intelligence Corps colors to Lt. Gen. David Perkins, commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., during Potter’s relinquishment of command ceremony held on Brown Parade Field, Thursday. Col. Roger Sangvic…

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National Prayer Breakfast recognizes nation’s rich religious heritage

Posted  January 25, 2013

Our nation has a rich religious heritage. A large number of the early settlers of North America fled religious persecution in Europe to seek religious freedom. Many Founding Fathers had strong religious beliefs, primarily from a Judeo-Christian background, and founded our nation on religious principles. Their religious beliefs were inclusive of the person’s right to…

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Obama takes oath of office recognizing military contributions

Posted  January 25, 2013

White House photo by Sonya Hebert   WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office for his second term as the 44th U.S. president and commander in chief on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Monday, honoring the men and women in uniform who have preserved America’s freedoms throughout its history. More than…

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Local input wanted on SV traffic congestion study

Posted  January 25, 2013

The City of Sierra Vista and the Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Feb. 7 to receive input for an ongoing study to identify options for improving traffic flow by reducing the number of motorists who drive alone to work or school. The study team for the Sierra Vista Transportation Efficiency…

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Military Kids Website also helps parents, educators

Posted  January 25, 2013

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The Defense Department website for military children has added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children. Since its launch in January 2012, MilitaryKidsConnect.org has served more than 125,000 visitors and won five industry excellence awards. To mark the one-year anniversary, the…

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Old Soldiers Never Die … Six retire on Brown Parade Field during quarterly IRC

Posted  January 25, 2013

Sgt. Bobby England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. Rich Rivera, Network Enterprise Technology Command, assistant chief of staff, G-1 and Sgt. Maj. Aurora Patterson, NETCOM assistant chief of staff, g-1, sergeant major presided over the Quarterly Installation Retirement ceremony and awarded six retirees with 144 years of combined military service with certificates and plaques for their…

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Year in review, 2012 — 25/50 anniversaries of the Military Intelligence Corps

Posted  January 25, 2013

Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, leads the Military Intelligence Corps on a run on June 29, in honor of the 25/50 anniversaries of the Corps. Pfc. Geoffrey Wilkerson, Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard, represents the Civil War Soldier during the ribbon cutting on the new MI Soldier Heritage…

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Fatal Army accidents down in first quarter of 2013, sustaining trend from previous years

Posted  January 25, 2013

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released accident statistics for the first quarter of fiscal [year] 2013, and the data shows a continued overall decline in both on- and off-duty accidental deaths. Fiscal 2012 was the Army’s safest year since Sept. 11, 2001, and the third-safest year on record. Fatal accidents have remained steady…

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TRICARE, DFAS addressed in this month’s column

Posted  January 25, 2013

Retiree Appreciation Day On behalf of the Retiree Council and all retirees who attended the Retiree Appreciation Day on Jan. 12, thank you to Rosalie Monge, Tina Moody and the entire Retirement Services Office staff that made the event a huge success. The entire team, to include the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre staff, is to…

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