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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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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 8, 2012

General Myer Elementary School The General Myer Library recently finished their annual Spring Book Fair. Ms. Hamric and Mrs. Ferris hosted a Book Fair Luau Family Night Event on Feb. 23, and the school staff gives a special ‘thank you’ to the choir and band for performing. The staff thanks all students and parents for…

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Read Across America Day at General Myer Elementary School
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Students hear stories, more on Friday

Posted  March 8, 2012

Friday was Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It was also the National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day,” a day when thousands of guest readers go into schools across the United States and read to students, mainly from Dr. Suess’s books. Many scholars consider Suess’s cadence and rhymes…

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Civil War comes to Southwest this weekend

Posted  March 8, 2012

B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) will stop representing the Indian Wars in 1885 and will instead represent part of the Union cavalry that battled the Confederacy for control of the southwest in 1861. The annual Civil War in the Southwest event, hosted by the Picacho Peak State Park…

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Posted  March 8, 2012

TMAC will host bridal show Thunder Mountain Activity Centre will host the 2012 Bridal Show Saturday, 1 ““ 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to see the hottest ideas, vendors and more. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature fashion shows from Dillard’s and Judy’s Western Wares. Free finger foods and…

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News Briefs

Posted  March 8, 2012

Election year guidance tools offered Members of the military and Department of Defense civilians must adhere to certain rules involving political elections. Both are available online. View a video, “Election 2012 – Know the Facts,” an episode of “60 Second Army Now,” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwkgjvZElKI&feature=g-all-u&context=G2ea7f57F. View “DOs and Dont’s” at: http://armylive.dodlive.mil/index.php/2012/01/know-the-facts-election-2012/.   Fire prevention training online…

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ACS offers special programs, more

Posted  March 8, 2012

Spouses to tour Fort Huachuca Army Community Service is sponsoring a military spouse van tour of Fort Huachuca to familiarize spouses with what is available on the installation. Breakfast will be at ACS on Mar. 29, at 8:30 a.m., and the van tour will take place at 9:30 a.m. ACS is providing child care…

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At The Movies March 22-25, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Showing at the Cochise Theater for the next week are:   Thursday ““ Closed   Friday ““ 7 p.m. The Mysterious Island (PG)   Saturday ““ 7 p.m.  Safe House (R)   Sunday ““ 2 p.m. The Mysterious Island (PG)

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Community Briefs March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Hike Fort Bowie Fort Bowie commemorates its 150th Anniversary in 2012 and in observation of this historic occasion, they offer guided hikes that will focus on the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the Fort, to include the Bascom Affair and the Battle of Apache Pass. The walking distance is approximately 3…

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Chalk Talk March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

General Myer School Mrs. Johnston’s third grade class is tackling two- and three- digit division and multiplication and doing an awesome job!! In science they are learning about technology and how it helps scientists. The class won a pizza party for bringing in the most phone books (as part of a city-wide schools contest for…

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Wounded warrior receives new home

Posted  March 22, 2012

STATESBORO, Ga. “” An escort fit for a hero, conducted by a motorcade of police vehicles with blaring sirens and flashing lights and flag-bearing motorcycles, escorted Georgia National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Scott Millican, and the specially adapted truck he was driving, to the front of his new home. Retired…

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