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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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News Briefs – October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

Ditch bank stabilization project underway The Directorate of Public Works began work on the Hatfield Street Ditch Bank Stabilization project located east of Weinstein Village along the north side of Hatfield Street. This project includes placing gabion baskets in the ditch along the roadside bank and large rocks in the channel. The work is expected…

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New field grade, senior officer housing area opens

Posted  October 4, 2012

  Fort Huachuca’s Garrison Commander, Col. Dan McFarland, along with Michael’s Military Housing and R.L. Workman Homes joined Col. and Mrs. Kenneth McCreary (center) in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of their new residence signifying the opening of Fort Huachuca’s Signal Village Tuesday morning. This field grade and senior officer housing area has 44 homes with…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history: October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

MI officer training consolidated Oct. 1, 1982 An Intelligence Organization and Stationing Study ratified by the Army leadership in 1975 paved the way for the eventual consolidation of military intelligence training at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, which had been located at Fort Huachuca since 1971. The U.S. Army Intelligence School at Fort…

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Programs, activities to heighten fire-prevention awareness

Posted  October 4, 2012

“Have Two Ways Out” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week which runs Sunday through Oct. 13. The Fort Huachuca Fire Department Prevention Office staff and firefighters will visit the schools and the Child Youth Services areas on the following days: Tuesday, 9 – 11 a.m.: New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development…

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All-Army men win 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championship

Posted  October 4, 2012

FORT SILL, Okla. — A new pitcher and a rookie slugger helped the All-Army men end Air Force’s mini-dynasty at the 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championships played Sept. 16-20 at the Cannoneer Complex. Outfielder Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Fuss, a 33-year-old rookie from Fort Polk, La., batted a team-high .771 with 13 home runs and…

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Sierra Vista performs annual street maintenance

Posted  October 4, 2012

City of Sierra Vista Between Monday and Oct. 12, the City of Sierra Vista will begin applying a rubberized chip seal on some streets within the city limits. Residents who will be impacted by the repair work will receive informational flyers 24 to 48 hours prior to the start of the maintenance. The streets receiving…

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Missouri National Guard trains on FH

Posted  October 4, 2012

Air Force personnel at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, or AATTC, at Fort Huachuca may not be your average installation patrons; they come to Fort Huachuca one week out of the month to train. For the remainder of the time, they are based out of Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in Saint Joseph, Mo….

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Money transfers can be risky business

Posted  October 4, 2012

“You’ve won a prize!” “I’m in a foreign country, and I need cash.” “We’re temporarily unable to accept credit cards.” “Your dream apartment is available immediately at an incredible price!” Scam artists use a number of elaborate schemes to get people’s money, and many involve money transfers through companies like Western Union and MoneyGram. According…

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Commissary Rewards Card now available to save customers cash

Posted  October 4, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency has launched a new electronic coupon system. The Commissary Rewards Card allows customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores; however traditional paper coupons will continue to be available to customers. “It’s a really good additional money savings on the commissary savings,” said Judy Mendez, store director,…

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New transition assistance program set for November launch

Posted  October 4, 2012

WASHINGTON — Parts of a new transition assistance program were tested this summer and the revamped TAP will be ready to support departing service members in November, officials told lawmakers here Sept. 20. Leaders of an interagency team testified to the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on Economic Opportunity about the revamped TAP, which includes…

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