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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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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the month

Posted  December 6, 2012

Civilian of the Month: Stephen Krause Agency: Fort Huachuca Fire Department Position and duties: Firefighter; emergency medical technician; hazardous materials technician; rapid intervention team; train-the-trainer; rescue technician; ATV instructor; and current crew chief. How long at current assignment: 10-plus years How long in government service: 18 years; 7 years in the Coast Guard Residence: Vail…

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Holiday season is here — use credit cards wisely

Posted  December 6, 2012

Too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The same adage applies to credit cards. With the arrival of holiday season, it’s easy to over use a credit card. One swipe, one signature, and it’s out the door with gifts in hand. If failed travel plans leave people stranded in a strange…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941 On the night of Dec. 6, 1941, a message to a Japanese delegation in Washington D.C. was intercepted, broken and distributed by the Signal Intelligence Service, or SIS. This message, which would become known as the Fourteen Point Letter, clearly spelled out…

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Events

Christmas parade attracts thousands at dusk, Saturday

Posted  December 6, 2012

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 and the American Legion Post 52 join together in the Sierra Vista Christmas Parade on Saturday evening. Their float displayed large blow up decorations of Santa, a snowman on a motorcycle and a penguin. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion provide support for veterans and…

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Military Family Appreciation Night a success

Posted  December 6, 2012

Attendees make choices from the food spread, provided by Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Caterers, which included various items such as fruit, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese bites and a cheese tray. Army Community Service presented their Military Family Appreciation Night on the evening of Nov. 29 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Service members and…

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Add an app to access TRICARE pharmacy benefits

Posted  December 6, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE beneficiaries have pharmacy options available and accessible in the palm of their hand just by using TRICARE pharmacy contractor Express Script’s enhanced mobile application. The additions let beneficiaries use their smartphone to safely and securely manage their TRICARE pharmacy benefit. The updated app includes medication reminders and an account registration…

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Special needs programs offered, with extra dose of care

Posted  December 6, 2012

Colonel Johnston Elementary School, located here at Fort Huachuca, offers a special needs program for those children, 5 – 9, who require extra assistance outside of the basic classes taught.

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News Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Vehicle burglaries on rise In November, the Sierra Vista Police Department saw a 100-percent increase in vehicle burglaries from the same timeframe as last year. Most occurred in apartment complexes and shopping centers where there is a large concentration of vehicles. Based on police reports, most of the vehicles were left unsecured and many of…

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FH celebrates Chanukah tomorrow

Posted  December 6, 2012

On Friday, the Jewish community of Fort Huachuca will celebrate Chanukah at the Main Post Chapel starting at 7 p.m. Chanukah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates religious freedom and national independence. It dates back more than 2,300 years to the land of Judea, where the Jewish people were being ruled by Greek kings. One…

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FMWR Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

NOEL event Friday, Saturday FMWR will present “NOEL” — Night of Extraordinary Lights — Friday and Saturday from 4 – 11 p.m. at Mountain View Golf Course. This free event is open to everyone. Activities include: hay rides to view holiday light displays, ice skating rink (skates provided), photos with Santa, holiday movies, letters to…

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