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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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DPW projects improve Fort quality of life

Posted  July 25, 2014

The Directorate of Public Works is currently working several projects to improve the quality of life for residents and employees at Fort Huachuca and wants to ensure the community is aware of their progress. Repair to Carter Street: From Irwin to Smith, this area has had numerous issues with the sidewalks and roadway which require…

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FMWR Briefs – July 25, 2014

Posted  July 25, 2014

Right Arm Night — don’t miss out The next Right Arm Night is set to start at 4 p.m. today at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Enjoy free finger foods and ice cream sundaes, a pay-as-you-go bar, and win prizes in several drawings and contests. Right Arm Night is free and open to all, including Soldiers,…

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Allied Soldiers influenced the creation of Berlin’s popular street food snack

Posted  July 25, 2014

It is a street food so iconic it has its own flavor of potato chips, a song, Google doodle and a museum.

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Community Briefs July 25, 2014

Posted  July 25, 2014

VFW dinner tonight The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a chicken fried steak dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll and butter 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Cost is $8 per person and is open to all VFW members, their guests and all active duty service members….

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VA implements new online tool for military members, Families, transitioning out

Posted  July 18, 2014

In conjunction with the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, the new Veterans Employment Center, or VEC, is the federal government’s single authoritative online resource for connecting transitioning service members, veterans and their Families to meaningful career opportunities. The VEC is the first government-wide product that brings together a reputable cadre of public and…

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ACAP has new name, now Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program

Posted  July 18, 2014

As part of the Soldier for Life Program that was introduced last year, the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, has changed names to the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, effective immediately. In an effort to better reflect the new direction of Army transition with the Soldier for Life Program, Army Chief…

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Army has ally in Natick lab

Posted  July 18, 2014

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Army John McHugh, left, learns about the hypobaric chamber at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine during a March 15, 2012, visit to Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts. Not far outside Boston lies one of the most important facilities in the U.S. Army, the Natick Soldier Systems…

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Health & Safety

Monsoon start means break from hot weather — keep safety in mind this summer

Posted  July 18, 2014

In Arizona, as in other regions of the world including India and Thailand, we experience a monsoon, a season of high temperatures, high winds, and high moisture, resulting in potentially deadly weather. The term “monsoon” comes from the Arabic “mausim,” meaning “season” or “wind shift.” Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona…

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Melanoma – silent but deadly

Posted  July 18, 2014

Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  July 18, 2014

Rick Davis Agency: Engineer & Instrumentation Branch within Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground Position and duties: Electronic technician; provides technical support for testing new Army Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Systems. AISRS does all operational testing here for the military intelligence systems by conducting a test and run and assessment on the…

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