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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 – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

Vintage baseball players sought The Bisbee Black Sox Vintage Base Ball team is looking for players of any age, male or female, for the winter/spring season. Vintage Base ball is played by 1860 rules (underhand pitching, no sliding into base, a fly ball caught on one bounce is out). The game appeals to softball and…

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Chalk Talk, December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

From left, Sean Clarke, Ayden Springer and Madison Forsythe, all 11, work on their iPad keynote presentation for Multicultural Day at Colonel Smith Middle School. Open to parents and siblings, the event will take place Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. in the school gym. Colonel Smith Middle School Students at Colonel Smith Middle School are preparing for…

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Mail holiday packages before deadline for timely arrival

Posted  December 6, 2012

Following are dates by which items mailed via post offices must be sent to be delivered by Dec. 25: Military mail — All APO/FPO/DPO addresses except 093 Zip Code, which has passed, for: First Class and Priority Mail by Monday, and Express Mail by Dec. 17. Civilian International Mail — Priority Mail Intentional Service for…

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Learning to give thanks comes through difficulty

Posted  December 6, 2012

Learning new things has not always been easy for me, and learning to be thankful was a lesson that came through difficulty. Many years ago, during a challenging time in my life, a mentor led me to read a book that changed my life. It was the classic, “One Day in the Life of Ivan…

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Mountain Vista Communities news

Posted  December 6, 2012

Home decorating contest announced All Mountain Vista Communities residents in on-post housing are invited to participate in a holiday home decorating contest. It will be up to the residents living on post to nominate their favorite decorated houses in one of the categories below. Submit the nomination by Dec. 20 to 515.9000 or jcooper@themichaelsorg.com. Voting…

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Army opens new intelligence MOS

Posted  December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — A new military occupational specialty: cryptologic network warfare specialist, or 35Q, opened last month. “About 500 to 600 Soldiers are needed initially,” said Lt. Col. Kurt Connell, Military Intelligence Enlisted Branch chief, “but as we fully develop the career path, we’ll probably identify additional authorizations, none of which involve force structure changes.” Soldiers…

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Military members receive free trees

Posted  December 6, 2012

Staff Sgt. Kristine Smedley Pvt. Mathew Proctor, Company C, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, from Napa, Idaho, loads a Christmas tree into a car during the Trees for Troops® event, held in Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot, Nov. 29. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and the FedEx Corp collect trees, donated by more than…

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Scout seeks holiday photo submissions

Posted  December 6, 2012

The last Scout for 2012 will be published on Dec. 20 and will suspend publication during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The staff plans to run a special holiday photo section in the year’s final issue and seeks photo submissions from the Fort Huachuca community with a deadline of noon, Monday, Dec….

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School superintendent takes top place in state for role

Posted  December 6, 2012

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District, or FHAS, won the All Arizona Superintendent Award for the medium-size school district this year. Frueauff will receive the award on Dec.13 in Phoenix. She was nominated for the award by her peers, Tom Quinn, FHAS school board president, Bonnie Austin, assistant superintendent, and…

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VA completes more than 1 million compensation claims in 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that the Veterans Benefits Administration, or VBA, which oversees the delivery of disability compensation and other benefits to the nation’s veterans, processed more than one million disability claims during fiscal [year] 2012, marking the third year in row VBA claims processors have exceeded the one million…

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