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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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Cash advance loans — worth the quick fix?

Posted  September 7, 2012

A Soldier is short on cash and needs money known as a “deferred presentment service” to obtain that “quick fix”. What people may not realize is that this “quick fix” comes at a high cost. Someone pays for the convenience of having money on hand when they don’t have any money in their bank account….

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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted  September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, next week, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday. The Army will expand its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma reduction and…

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 7, 2012

This month marks the ninths annual commemoration of National Preparedness Month. This commemoration encourages Army leaders, Soldiers, their Families and civilians to prepare for all hazards — emergencies at home, work and throughout the community.  The event is a U.S. Army-wide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Army Campaign encouraging individuals, organizations and households to prepare…

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War veteran receives Bronze Star for service

Posted  September 7, 2012

Natalie Lakosil Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams (left) Network Enterprise Technology Command command sergeant major congratulates retired U.S. Army Capt. Richard Cooksley after he received the Bronze Star on Tuesday in Fitch Auditorium. It’s been more than 50 years in coming, but U.S. Army retired Capt. Richard Cooksey was officially presented with a Bronze Star…

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Chaplain sends parting thoughts to a beloved community

Posted  September 7, 2012

Success is not something you put in your hip pocket. Success is something that must be earned every day. It is one thing to take ground. It is another thing to hold the ground you seized.

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Personal attention defines post’s support for spouses

Posted  September 7, 2012

Annette Quiroz, an Army spouse, advises other spouses, “If you want to know information, the way to do it is either to get involved [in a unit] or to get out there and find out.”

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Community Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Buena Band concert tonight The Buena Show Band will hold a concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. This year’s musical theme is “It’s All about the Swing.” Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Bisbee Blues Festival Saturday The…

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All-Army Soccer team coming together on Fort Huachuca

Posted  September 13, 2012

After a week of scrimmages and two-a-days, the All-Army Soccer Trial Camp, currently underway on Fort Huachuca, is one step closer to formation of the ultimate All-Army Soccer Team for 2012. Twenty-seven Soldiers were here when tryouts began, but now cuts have been made leaving only 20 as of last week. “We still have two…

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FMWR Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

AA Men’s Soccer now at FH All Army Men’s Soccer Trial Camp is underway at Fort Huachuca through Sept. 22. Practices are free and open to the public, and will be held at Bujalski Field, next to Barnes Field House from 9 – 11 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more…

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News Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Citizen Assisted Location List The Sierra Vista Police Department requests the public’s help in locating individuals featured on their new “CALL” list. People featured on the list have active warrants generated by Sierra Vista Police cases and are believed to still be in the area. Residents can view the “CALL” list and submit anonymous tips…

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