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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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Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

Posted  July 11, 2014

Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Public Health Sugar is being called “the new tobacco.” Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Army dentists have been fighting on the front lines against sugar for decades. Despite…

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CSA sends message on motorcycle safety

Posted  July 11, 2014

Leaders, I know you all take safety very seriously. However, as of June 27, we have had a substantial rise in fatal motorcycle accidents over the preceding 90 days. Both the VCSA and leadership at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center have released messages within the past month highlighting the issue, yet losses continue to…

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JITC celebrates 25 years of interoperability on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 11, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Debra Depew, the longest serving JITC employee; Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, JITC senior enlisted leader; Glenwood Bradley, JITC’s first commander from February 1988 to February 1995; Col. Doug Orsi, commander, JITC; and Marlowe Harris, the newest member of the JITC team, cut a ceremonial cake to aid in the 25th birthday…

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Community Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Carr House program features hummingbirds Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Carr House, with “Hummingbirds: More than Just Eye Candy.” Sheri Williamson, director, Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, will describe “singing” feathers, streamlined genomes, and continent-spanning migrations. These are some of the latest mind-boggling discoveries that…

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NCO Academy promotes camaraderie, hosts 3-mile run

Posted  July 18, 2014

Staff Sgt. Ashley Wilson, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, sets up water stations for Soldiers participating in a 3-mile run Friday. Soldiers started and ended the run at Brock Field.   Command Sgt. Maj. Bret Wiegmann, Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant, gives a post pep talk to around 300 NCOA Soldiers Friday on Brock Field. Wiegmann was pleased…

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FMWR Briefs – July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

9/11 memorial fundraiser We all remember where we were on September 11th 2001. Now the City, Fire Department, and Elks Lodge of Sierra Vista are joining together to build a beautiful and lasting 911 memorial at Station 363. Join us July 26th from 3 to 8 p.m. for a great fundraiser and dinner of Ribeye…

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News Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Range closures announced Today: B,C,D,K,L,P,R,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Saturday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Sunday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,W1,V1,Z Monday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,V1,Z Tuesday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Wednesday: A,B,J,N,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Thursday: A,B,J,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 520.533.1014, or the Military Police Desk, 520.533.3000. AAFES seeks ‘Most Patriotic Dog’ To continue celebrating patriotism in July, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will…

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Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 18, 2014

Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca at the Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field.

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Students perform in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s ‘Treasure Island’

Posted  July 18, 2014

Fifty-seven children took to the stage July 7-Saturday as they participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” in the Colonel Johnston Elementary auditorium.

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Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

Posted  July 18, 2014

Maj. Rohan McLean, left, with Mission Command Battle Lab, and other class participants listen to tips from SCORE volunteer Ken Harris as he leads a session of the Army Career and Alumni Program entrepreneurial workshop, Boots to Business, May 29, 2013, at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Resiliency Center. Kansas City SCORE is comprised of mentors,…

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