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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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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted  April 25, 2014

Alternative way to access personnel records By Dean Hiza – Chief, Army Soldier Records Branch Many retirees are familiar with accessing their Official Military Personnel Files, or OMPFs, through the Army Human Resources Command’s My Record portal. An alternative method for accessing them is through eBenefits, a web portal operated jointly by the Departments of…

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Rubik’s Cube inspires learning, leads to competition

Posted  April 25, 2014

Clarita Deleon The General Myer Elementary School Rubick’s Cube Team, front row, from left: Jordan Larrabee, Brandon Deleon and Brooke Griffin, all 10; and back row: Christen McCracken, fifth grade teacher; Luke Mitter, 11; Lillian Synder,10; Madison Whitworth, 10; Caleb Larson, 11, Lori Francis, 11 and Chelsea Bovara, coach. Not pictured: Chase Deleon, 9, alternate…

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New hands take on NETCOM’s senior enlisted NCO responsibilities

Posted  April 25, 2014

Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly, NETCOM command sergeant major, congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Earl B. Allen, former NETCOM command sergeant major, after Allen’s remarks during a relinquishment responsibility ceremony held April 17, at the Greely Hall Auditorium. The Network Enterprise Technology Command observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant…

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40th ESB cases colors, is ready to deploy

Posted  April 25, 2014

Maranda Flynn Lt. Col. David Thomas, commander of the 40th ESB, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg, 40th ESB command sergeant major, prepare to case the battalion’s colors April 17, on Brown Parade Field. In preparation of their upcoming deployment in support of operations in Southwest Asia, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion “Renegades” cased their…

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2014 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

Posted  April 25, 2014

Since 9/11, Army Emergency Relief has distributed almost $775 million to 729,000 active and retired Soldiers and their Families. By providing interest-free loans and grants for many different categories of assistance to include emergency needs, children and spouse scholarships, care for Families of Fallen Soldiers and support to Widows and Wounded Warriors, Army Emergency Relief…

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FH honors volunteers for selfless service during recognition ceremony

Posted  April 25, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander; Military Volunteer of the Year, Command Sgt. Maj. Brenda Kadet, Information Systems Engineering Command, command sergeant major; Civilian Volunteer of the Year, Jennifer Riley; Youth Volunteer of the Year, Brandyn Tagg; and Jennifer Rickert, directorate support assistant, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, pose…

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Community Briefs May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Flycasters to show film The San Pedro Flycasters Club will host the “F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour 2014,” today, 7 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Community Church, 4029 E. Golden Acres Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $15 per person. For ticket information, contact 459.8111 or http://www.flyfilmtour.com/. Sierra Vista West End Street Fair The Sierra Vista West…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  May 2, 2014

Photos by Nancy Murphy Awbrie Bess, 11, a fifth grade student in Amy Wolfe’s class, created a collage with an aquatic theme.   From left, fifth grade students Jack Boucher, 10, and Coby Martin, 11, work on a collage during Nancy Murphy’s art class. The students were learning about the versatility of paper and working…

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FMWR Briefs – May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Free movie night set to return FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie May 10 at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Mom deserves day off! Everyone is invited to enjoy Thunder…

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Cochise Stronghold in Dragoon Mountains has rich history

Posted  May 2, 2014

The current weather conditions make this an ideal time for hiking. A good location is Cochise Stronghold, located in the Dragoon Mountains, with canyons and trails thick with vegetation and oaks.

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