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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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FH theater to show free movies Saturday

Posted  June 13, 2014

See movies for free in Fort Huachuca’s recently renovated Cochise Theater Saturday during the Exchange’s Customer Appreciation Day and celebrate the Army’s 239th Birthday. “The Other Woman” rated PG-13, will be shown at 3 p.m. “Brick Mansions” rated PG-13 and starring Paul Walker, will be screened at 6 p.m. “The Quiet Ones” rated PG-13, will…

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OCONUS EFMP process explained, ACS shares news

Posted  June 13, 2014

EFMP overseas screening processes explained ACS personnel want to clarify the key players and their associated roles under the Army Exceptional Family Member Program. EFMP is composed of three components — ACS, medical and personnel. Each component plays an integral role to ensure program success. When a Soldier not enrolled in the EFMP receives an…

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Army Cyber Command, Army Guard sign memorandum to integrate cyber protection team

Posted  June 13, 2014

Army Cyber Command, or ARCYBER, and Second Army and the Army National Guard, or ARNG, signed a memorandum of understanding June 5 that provides for an ARNG cyber protection team to align with Army Cyber Command and Second Army. The agreement is designed to integrate ARNG cyber, cyber enabling capabilities and capacity into full spectrum…

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Swim, tube, boat safely by following water activity guidelines

Posted  June 13, 2014

It’s enjoyable to spend an afternoon at the lake or poolside, especially in the desert heat. According to the Red Cross, swimming is the most popular summer activity. Safely enjoy the pool, tubing down the river, boating on the lake or other water activity. Swim only in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always use…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 13, 2014

William Friedman – master code-breaker Property of U.S. Army William Friedman, a pioneer in the field of Army cryptanalysis, is shown in this 1950s photo. In 1933, an American businessman paid $100,000 for the North American rights to a German-made cipher machine invented in 1924. The machine was touted by its inventor as absolutely indecipherable….

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Surveys everywhere — take SV Public Library’s too

Posted  June 13, 2014

Today it seems almost every business wants people to take a survey rating their experience with it. Sometimes I ignore the surveys, but often I fill them out because I know from my own situation why they are so important. Surveys are my topic this month because I have one for people to fill out,…

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Marines: Officers train with unmanned bird

Posted  June 13, 2014

Courtesy photo Albert Edge, center, Training and Logistics Support Activity instructor with Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, demonstrates the RQ-11B Raven small UAS ground control station to Marine Corps officer school instructors who were completing a two-week Raven operator certification course at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, in May. NAVAL AIR…

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Air Force: Hurricane Hunters fly first storm reconnaissance mission of season

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew to the southwest quadrant of the Gulf of Mexico June 6 to gather weather data in their first storm reconnaissance mission of the 2014 Atlantic basin hurricane season.

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Career Technical Training Track — what’s in it for you

Posted  June 13, 2014

Beginning a new career as a Civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. In order to succeed, one must be ready to take the time required to manage all aspects of a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)…

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News Briefs June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Army releases new children’s e-book In celebration of the Army’s 239th birthday, the Army announced Tuesday the release of a children’s electronic book titled, “Happy Birthday U.S. Army!” which is now available online. The “Happy Birthday U.S. Army!” e-book is free and available now for download at the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation…

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