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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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Family Child Care Program here offers unique employment opportunity

Posted  June 27, 2014

As Suzette Gray’s Family started to grow, her Family time was decreasing.

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VA committed to veterans’ health, well-being, official says

Posted  June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges systemic issues of timeliness in providing veterans with health care and is committed to fixing unacceptable patient scheduling practices, a senior VA official told Congress Monday. Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations, Veterans Health Administration, testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 27, 2014

Public Domain Henry Thomas Harrison was a spy for the Confederacy Harrison delivers his report on Union Army June 28, 1863 Longstreet nodded. He watched, he waited… “What have you got?” “I’ve got the position of the Union Army.” Longstreet nodded, showing nothing. He had not known the Union Army was on the move, was…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes AKO, post-AKO changes taking place

Posted  June 27, 2014

Retirees access personnel, benefits info via DS Logon As of Monday, most retirees and Family members will access personnel and benefits information held by both Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, VA, via DoD Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon. Operated by DoD, DS Logon allows access to multiple DoD and VA websites using a single…

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NETCOM welcomes new senior enlisted leader

Posted  June 27, 2014

Gordon Van Vleet Outgoing Network Enterprise Technology Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly (left) congratulates the incoming NETCOM senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson, at the end of the NETCOM Assumption of Responsibility ceremony, June 20 in Greely Hall. The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, held an assumption of…

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Career fair assists Soldiers, Civilians with job search

Posted  June 27, 2014

Above: Visitors frequent tables to gather literature and talk to representatives at the Joint Career and Education Fair Tuesday at Murr Community Center. Open to Soldiers, Civilians, retirees and Family members, the fair hosted by the Army Education Center and Army Career Alumni Program assisted those looking for future job and education opportunities Right: From…

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Obama to award Medal of Honor to former Soldier

Posted  June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on July 21 to former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan, White House officials announced June 23. Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor at the White House for his courageous actions while serving as a forward observer with 2nd…

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309th MI Bn. gains new leader during June 20 ceremony

Posted  June 27, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Lt. Col. Erich Spragg, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion incoming battalion commander, Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade and Lt. Col. Laura Knapp, outgoing commander, return from performing the inspection of units during the battalion’s change of command ceremony June 20 on Chaffee Parade Field. The ceremony tradition evaluates…

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July 4th holiday weekend Prevent party from being over before it starts

Posted  June 27, 2014

Enjoying time with Family and friends, grilling with the neighbors, relaxing by the pool and fireworks are all part of the 4th of July holiday weekend. Often, alcohol is a part of the holidays, and, when used responsibly, can add to its relaxed atmosphere. However, sometimes the party is over before it starts when people…

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Officials offer advice for peak moving season

Posted  June 27, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Help is available for service members, Civilians and their Families making a permanent-change-of-station move this summer, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command officials here said. SDDC, a component of U.S. Transportation Command, provides global deployment and distribution services to meet the nation’s objectives and deploys or sustains about 90…

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