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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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Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Posted  August 1, 2014

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

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Natick takes shelter ballistic protection to the ‘X’ level

Posted  August 1, 2014

Sometimes going ballistic is a good thing, particularly if it means working to enhance ballistic protection where Soldiers live, work, sleep and eat.

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Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

Posted  August 1, 2014

United Kingdom Ministry of Defense A British Soldier holds Prox Dynamics’ PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability. NATICK, Mass. — Researchers…

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News Briefs August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Garden Canyon closure announced Due to severe road damage, accumulated debris and the potential for flash floods, Garden Canyon is closed to all vehicle, 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, W, W1, V, Z,…

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FMWR Briefs – August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Free movie returns Aug. 9 FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, Aug. 9 at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 520.678.4446 or 520.266.0254. Flag football coaches’ meeting set The coaches’ meeting for the 2014…

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Families earn free admission to Blue Star Museums

Posted  August 1, 2014

Families have until Sept. 1 to explore more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums for free this year. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Department of Defense and participating museums.

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Community Briefs August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 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. Cochise County Immunization Clinic Cochise County Health and Social Services has new clinic days and…

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Civilian mentor program shapes Army installation management’s future

Posted  July 25, 2014

U.S. Army IMCOM photo by Amanda S. Rodriguez U.S. Army Installation Management Command mentors and mentees work on teambuilding skills, building a block tower in total silience, during the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program three day orientation, which started July 15. SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Army Installation Management Command walks the talk, increasing its investment…

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DFAS reminds DoD employees to review tax withholdings

Posted  July 25, 2014

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service gave U.S. Department of Defense employees a friendly reminder to review withholdings from their paycheck, in an email last week. If a large tax refund was received or you owed a large amount in taxes during the recent tax season, you may need to look over your federal and…

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Odierno: Information, instability travel at similar speeds

Posted  July 25, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. – As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said here last night. “People now understand more about what other people might have, what they might want, how much control they want…

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