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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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Moments matter: In safety, seconds count

Posted  June 20, 2014

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we’ve skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I’m sure it’s a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage. Since we haven’t had the…

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309th MI Bn. welcomes new command sergeant major

Posted  June 20, 2014

As gusts of wind blew up to 44 mph, the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion hosted a change of responsibility ceremony June 13 on Chaffee Field here to mark the change of senior enlisted leadership at the command. Holding onto their belongings, Soldiers, Families and members from surrounding communities welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Roman as…

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NETCOM celebrates Army Birthday

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Network Enterprise Technology Command celebrates the Army’s 239th Birthday with a cake cutting in the command auditorium June 13. Cutting the cake were, from left, NETCOM Commanding General, Brig. Gen. John Morrison Jr.; Sierra Vista Mayor, Honorable Rick Mueller; NETCOM Senior Technical Director, Daniel Bradford; NETCOM’s youngest Soldier, Pfc. Christopher Collins, 19; NETCOM’s oldest…

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NETCOM G5 retires, next step — teaching math

Posted  June 20, 2014

Gordon Van Vleet Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper, retired, former commanding general, Network Enterprise Technology Command, affixes an Army retirement pin on Col. Daniel Matchette, NETCOM G5, during a combined retirement/retreat ceremony, in front of Greely Hall, June 10. A combined retirement and retreat ceremony was held in front of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 20, 2014

USAICoE historians issue invitations to explore Fort Huachuca’s MI hot spots U.S. Army photo The MI Soldier Heritage Walkway was added in the recent update of the MI History Virtual Tour. The walkway was dedicated in 2012 and features 10 interpretive panels highlighting enlisted Soldiers’ contributions to Army Intelligence. A young Army private who is…

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Change of Command starts anew with one, says farewell to another

Posted  June 20, 2014

Maranda Flynn Lt. Col. Jaren Price, outgoing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th MI Brigade, during the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion Change of Command ceremony June 13 on Brown Parade Field, Fort Huachuca. Even though it was “Friday the 13th”, there was no apparent bad luck as one commander said…

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Fort Huachuca celebrates Army’s 239th birthday

Posted  June 20, 2014

The U.S. Army Garrison Color Guard takes their place before the start of the Army’s 239th birthday celebration held on Warrior/Sentinel Field. The Soldiers were dressed in uniforms signifying different periods of the Army’s history.   As the youngest Soldier present, Pvt. Ceirra Avenenti, 18, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Brigade, cuts the traditional birthday…

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NETCOM Soldiers vie for top spot

Posted  June 20, 2014

As the temperatures soared in southeast Arizona, Soldiers from Signal commands and brigades from around the globe pushed themselves and each other through grueling events here June 9 – 13, during the 2014 Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

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Air Force: BMT quarters temporarily housing immigrant minors

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The only sounds heard inside the Hackney Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland eight months ago were usually the commands given by military training instructors and the responses returned by trainees in Air Force Basic Military Training, or BMT. There has been silence at the Recruit Housing and…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Low odorant levels in area’s natural gas Southwest Gas is experiencing a low odorant level in its pipelines in Southeast Arizona and Eastern Pima County, impacting its distribution system in surrounding towns including Sierra Vista, Wilcox, Tucson and others. Under proper conditions, a natural gas leak will smell like rotten eggs. Until further notice, people…

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