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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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Online tool provides ‘voice’ for installation customers

Posted  August 1, 2014

When it comes to providing feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense, the Interactive Customer Evaluation, or ICE, system allows customers to voice their feedback. ICE is a Web-based tool that collects feedback through online comment cards designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels…

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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

Posted  August 1, 2014

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

Posted  August 1, 2014

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

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Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Posted  August 1, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Community Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Election Poll workers needed Cochise County is hiring poll workers for the Aug. 26 primary and Nov. 4 general elections for voting locations in the City of Sierra Vista. If interested in applying, contact the Cochise County Elections Department, 520.432.8972. Waves of Honor: Military Salute Program SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® is honoring the men and…

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Cochise County Veteran Stand Down, Resource Fair

Posted  August 8, 2014

Cochise Serving Veterans will host the Cochise County Veteran Stand Down and Resource Fair, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The fair is open to homeless and in-need veterans, immediate Families and their pets. Services to be provided include pet care,…

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FMWR Briefs – August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

MVGC offers ‘monsoon special’ Mountain View Golf Course personnel invite all golfers to join them for the following “monsoon special” now through Aug. 31: Golf before 11 a.m. for $25; Golf after 11 a.m. for $20. Special price includes a cart for 18 holes. For more information or to schedule a tee time, call 520.533.7088….

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Salutes & Awards

Army shooters win prestigious President’s Trophies

Posted  August 8, 2014

Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President’s Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches here, July 22.

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Garden Canyon closure announced Due to severe road damage, accumulated debris and the potential for flash floods, Garden Canyon is closed to all vehicles, pedestrian and other traffic beginning at Middle Garden Canyon until further notice. For more information, contact 520.533.0687. Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, W1, V, Z Saturday:…

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Health & Safety

RWBAHC changes EFMP appointment times

Posted  August 8, 2014

Exceptional Family Member Program, EFMP, personnel at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center now set patient appointments every weekday morning from 7:30 – 11 a.m. These appointments are for EFMP enrollments, updates, disenrollments and overseas screening. The Soldier, spouse or legal guardian can contact Family Care Clinic B to begin the assessment process for enrollment,…

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