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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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Designated smoking areas meant to protect everyone’s rights

Posted  January 9, 2015

Army Health Promotion, Army Regulation 600-63, 7-3, is the policy for controlling tobacco use. The AR 600-63 is what guides Fort Huachuca to be successful with tobacco control and reducing secondhand smoke on post. In 2015, installation officials are working to get Fort Huachuca into compliance with the Army Health Promotion regulation. Smoking or the…

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News Briefs January 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. Program available to Families of deployed spouses In November, Mountain Vista Communities launched a Deployed Spouses Program in an effort to better assist Families while…

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FMWR Briefs – January 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

Free bowling clinic scheduled Desert Lanes will host a free bowling clinic for bowlers of all ages and skill levels Jan. 17 starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call 520.249.9353 or 520.221.5110. Sign up for intramural soccer The coaches’ meeting for the 2015 Intramural Soccer program is set for Jan. 21, 10 a.m. at…

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Healthy diet changes preferred over fad diets

Posted  January 9, 2015

I can remember when the Atkins diet, which initially gained popularity in the 1970s, had a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s. I was working at a hospital at the time and several overweight employees went on the Atkins diet to lose weight. They consumed a lot of low carb proteins which were frequently…

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Community Briefs January 9, 2014

Posted  January 9, 2015

City offers free Christmas tree recycling Recycle your Christmas tree free of charge by dropping it off at the City of Sierra Vista’s compost facility on Highway 90. Those who have opted for a live, potted tree this year can donate it to the city for use in future landscaping projects. City refuse customers can…

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Intelligence Senior Leader Conference maps out ‘way ahead’

Posted  December 19, 2014

Tanja Linton U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence Commander Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley opened the Intelligence Senior Leaders Conference at the Intelligence System Integration Laboratory Dec. 10. Senior intelligence leaders from across the Army attended. Military professionals from across the Army gathered on Fort Huachuca Dec. 10-11 for the Intelligence Senior Leader Conference to map…

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HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  December 19, 2014

The end of the year is a great time to take a moment to reflect on our many accomplishments at Fort Huachuca and as an Army. I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication as we continue to build on our accomplishments and enhance America’s fighting force. Many of us will be…

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What makes chaplain assistants unique

Posted  December 19, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — As the U.S. Army Installation Management Command chaplain assistant sergeant major, I am proud of all the chaplain assistants supporting our Soldiers, Families and Civilians. We are celebrating 105 years since the Army officially introduced this unique Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS. The Army officially created the position of chaplain assistant On…

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Looking for career progression? Join Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

Posted  December 19, 2014

Sgt. Jarred Woods, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Department of the Army Civilians inspect a base expeditionary targeting surveillance systems-combined tower before transferring it over to the Afghan National Army near Kabul, Afghanistan April 12. SAN ANTONIO — With critical installation management vacancies in deployed locations open now, U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees have additional…

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Colonel Smith MS Panthers end perfect basketball season

Posted  December 19, 2014

It was an exciting, perfect season for the Smith Panthers, a boy’s basketball team at Colonel Smith Middle School. The 14-member team started the season winning 3-0 at the three season tournament. During the regular season the team kept winning, ending their games 9-0. They also won during the CAC Championship. “[That’s] 14-0 wins total,”…

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