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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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Community Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

College offers overnight field trip The Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an overnight field trip to New Mexico to hike the Mineral Creek Narrows and visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument on June 13 and 14, with a special non-public archeology tour to a closed, unexcavated site. Contact the center by…

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Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

Posted  May 30, 2014

“The first time I went, my daughter brought me. And my son-in-law was there, and his friend. That day we had clouds, low clouds like fog. And when I saw those statues — I’d seen it in real life. My knees started to go.”

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Post policy New database helps pet owners comply

Posted  May 23, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholsk From left, Sgt. Lesley Ogle, Veterinary Treatment Facility noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares Kane for a heartworm test during a check-up as he is held by his owner, Staff Sgt. Marcus Summerour, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. No later than July 31, all pet owners must register or…

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Post provides Safe Ride Program to prevent drunk driving

Posted  May 23, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Pvt. Colin Hare, Company A, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, and father Brian Hare enter a Transportation Express van to shuttle them back to the Soldier’s barracks. Not only does Transportation Express provide services for the Safe Ride Program, it also assists Soldiers without transportation on post. The Fort Huachuca Army Air…

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USAICoE & FH commanding general shares Memorial Day Safety Message

Posted  May 23, 2014

Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation. Throughout our Nation’s history, service men and women have selflessly defended our Nation’s freedom. Those who serve today continue to guard the freedoms and values that others have fought and…

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Flag etiquette – Raise, lower American flag properly on Memorial Day

Posted  May 23, 2014

I have always felt that summer is, above all else, a patriotic season. In my mind, summer barbeques and pool parties are as purely American as “baseball and apple pie.” Within these coming months, Americans will honor Memorial Day, celebrate Independence Day, and remember the 70th Anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944) and the 151st…

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B Troop ‘changes reins’ during ceremony on FH

Posted  May 23, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Hengst, B Troop – 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) incoming commander, gives his welcome remarks at the change of command ceremony May 16 on Brown Parade Field. The California native is a University of Arizona graduate and holds his current assignment on post as Joint Interoperability Test Command test action…

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Register cell, VoIP phones for emergency alerts

Posted  May 23, 2014

City and county residents can now register their cell and Voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP, phone numbers to receive information in case a local emergency situation arises. Register now at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov and click on the link on the home page. The City of Sierra Vista, the only area provider with Reverse 911 capabilities, has recently…

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General Myer School principal retires after 53 years in education

Posted  May 23, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Connie Johnson, General Myer Elementary principal, looks over what students are reading in the library. Johnson retired this year after 53 years in the education field — 45 of which were spent at General Myer Elementary School. As the academic school year ended for students this Thursday, Connie Johnson, General Myer Elementary principal,…

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Marines, Army compete, demonstrate teamwork, build morale

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Army’s platoon, the “Smokin’ Shadows” from Company A, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, conduct close order drill during a competition May 8 at the Applied Instruction Building at the Black Tower training site near Fort Huachuca’s West Gate. What started out as a friendly drill and ceremony competition between the Army students and their Marine counterparts,…

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