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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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ACAP sets up Soldiers for success after military

Posted  May 30, 2014

Maranda Flynn Army Career and Alumni Program counselor Dana Nolan assists service members while completing their transition process out of the military. Attending the ACAP program is mandatory in order to be released from active duty. As the military draws down and Soldiers prepare to transition out, timely preparation for the Civilian lifestyle is crucial…

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AAFES team member ‘Mama B’ retires after 31 years

Posted  May 30, 2014

For Barbara Slaughter, or ‘Mama B’ as her coworkers often called her, it was a bittersweet day as she put in her final hours on the clock with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service May 23, retiring after 31 years. Slaughter, the administrative assistant for the Exchange, began her career with AAFES in 1975…

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101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

Posted  May 30, 2014

As the days get hotter and longer, hazards and risks increase across the Army and injury-related statistics often rise. Running from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Army’s 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us that we can’t afford to lose focus on safety while either on- or off-duty. Family…

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Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

Posted  May 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Sony Merus Staff Sgt. Sony Merus is pictured in his official Department of the Army photo taken on Nov. 11, 2013. Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted  May 30, 2014

Retired Soldiers play a crucial role in shaping the Army’s future [You are currently seeing] news reports almost daily about our nation’s struggle to find a way ahead for our military and the generations of Americans who have kept us safe and protected our freedoms here and abroad. The arguments may seem to be new…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 30, 2014

Harriet Tubman was nurse, spy, scout Maj. Gen. David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued the valuable military pass in 1861. It read: “Give her free passage at all times, on all government transports. Harriet … is a valuable woman. She has permission, as a servant of the government, to purchase…

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Marines: MCSC looks to bridge capability gap for water purification

Posted  May 30, 2014

Marine Corps Systems Command, MCSC, Combat Support Systems, is weighing readily available commercial technologies to bridge a capability gap in water purification.

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B Troop hosts Riding School graduation

Posted  May 30, 2014

B Troop – 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) graduated three new riders May 22 on Brown Parade Field. Around 60 Soldiers, Family members and friends witnessed them complete an open-field pistol charge down the field with the rest of the horsemen and receive their graduation spurs and certificates.

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Museums offering free admission to military More than 2,000 museums nationwide are offering free admission to military personnel through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Military service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their Families are eligible. This is the fifth year for the Blue Star Museums Program created by the National Endowment for the Arts…

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FMWR Briefs – May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Right Arm Night — don’t miss out The next Right Arm Night begins at 4 p.m. today at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Enjoy free finger foods, a pay-as-you-go bar, and win prizes in several contests. The theme for this RAN is “Bike and Car Night.” Bike and car-related contests will be included. Right Arm Night…

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