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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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NETCOM remembers fallen Signal Soldiers

Posted  June 20, 2014

In a hushed auditorium, the names of four Signal Soldiers who died while defending the freedom of others were read during a solemn ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, in the Greely Hall auditorium, June 13, adding to the number of Soldiers and Civilians whose pictures line the walls of the Signal Soldier Cove of Remembrance.

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FMWR Briefs – June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Army 10-Miler qualifying races set The second qualifying race for the 2014 Army 10-Miler will be conducted Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. at Brainard Road, west of the Joint Interoperability Test Command. Active duty personnel who will be assigned to Fort Huachuca as of Oct. 12 are eligible to try out. Entry is free and…

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Military recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that because the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation programs are completely self-supporting, they’re unaffected by defense budget cuts and undergoing capital improvements. The AFRCs have served as centerpieces of the Family and Morale, Welfare…

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Commissaries, exchanges, FMWR partner for Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

Posted  June 20, 2014

The Defense Commissary Agency has launched the Healthy Lifestyle Festival June 6 through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide, including Fort Huachuca. This inaugural event will allow patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at exchanges and fitness events hosted by installation morale, welfare and recreation activities….

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Community Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Swim, square dance at pool party The Thunder Mountain Twirlers square dance group is having its annual pool party today at the Mission Shadows Community Pool. The gate opens at 5 p.m., so bring food and drink (no glass around the pool) and swim and socialize until the dance starts at 7. Mike Smithers will…

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Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

Posted  June 13, 2014

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley A female bear watches wildlife officials from a tree on Fort Huachuca June 6. A Civilian worker sighted it and two cubs on Christy Avenue while on his way to work that morning. What started off as a typical morning for Fort Huachuca personnel quickly changed when a…

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Army celebrates 239th Birthday — ‘America’s Army: Our Profession’

Posted  June 13, 2014

Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson and President of the National Defense University Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, along with the youngest Soldier present at the ceremony, cut an Army Birthday cake during a celebration commemorating the Army’s 239th birthday. The event was held in the Roosevelt Hall Rotunda, at the…

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Energy conservation Garrison commander asks everyone to keep use, costs down

Posted  June 13, 2014

Team, I need your assistance over the next few weeks. Our recent energy demand has skyrocketed with the increased temperatures. In the last few days, we’ve averaged over 20 megawatts with a high reading of 21.15 megawatts on June 4 at 3 p.m. We are dangerously close to crossing into “peak demand” energy rates which…

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Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

Posted  June 13, 2014

Tanja Linton In an effort to prevent future fires, such as the June 2011 Monument Fire that burned more than 30,000 acres, Fort Huachuca fire officials have increased the fire restriction to ‘very high’ as of June 5. In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort…

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Presidential executive orders to help service members with student loans

Posted  June 13, 2014

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that will automatically apply a six percent interest rate cap to eligible federal student loan borrowers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, SCRA, without the need for additional paperwork. In October 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published The Next Front, a report that identified troubling trends…

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