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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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From the commander: Fort Huachuca’s 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety Stand Down May 29 – 30

Posted  May 16, 2014

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us of the hazards specific to summer weather, longer daylight hours and increased leisure activity from Memorial Day through Labor Day. To ensure we have the information needed to protect our most valuable resource, our personnel, the Fort Huachuca Safety Office, in partnership…

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‘Soldier for Life’ website to be new online home for retirees

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Army graphic Retirees will continue to be able to access important information about the Army, and information pertaining to health, retirement, employment and education benefits online at www.soldierforlife.army.mil. WASHINGTON — The Army’s “Soldier for Life” website, launched May 1, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers. The Army’s web portal…

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Motorcycle deaths on the rise, riders stay aware, keep training updated

Posted  May 16, 2014

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, but Army leaders are encouraging riders to be aware of motorcycle safety every day, year-round. As of May 4, Soldier motorcycle deaths were up 56 percent from the same date in fiscal year 2013, a marked contrast to the decline seen at the end of last…

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Fort lays to rest two military working dogs, honors their service

Posted  May 16, 2014

Maranda Flynn A memorial ceremony was held to pay respect and bury the ashes of Military Working Dogs Beast and Dag on Monday behind the kennels where they served. Fort Huachuca’s law enforcement community gathered Monday to lay to rest and pay respect to the service of Military Working Dogs Beast and Dag. “These dogs…

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Summer Reading Program, music downloads available

Posted  May 16, 2014

Summer is right around the corner, and at the Sierra Vista Public Library that means one of their favorite times of the year is here – Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Fizz Boom Read!” and will be about hands-on science for readers and explorers of all ages. This summer-long program is for all…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 16, 2014

3rd Radio Research Unit arrives in Vietnam Photos property of U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Radio Research Unit conduct intercept of Morse code transmissions from both fixed and mobile stations. May 13, 1961 Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. sending combat troops to Vietnam. However, there had been U.S. personnel…

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Air Force: F-35 flies first training sortie at Luke AFB

Posted  May 16, 2014

Senior Airman Jason Colbert Senior Airman Paul Swanson marshals in a F-35 Lightning II after one of its first sorties May 5, at Luke Air Force Base. Swanson is a 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. LUKE AIR FORCE BASE — An F-35 Lightning II took to the sky over the West Valley here, May…

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Marines: Corps tests new energy-harvesting gear

Posted  May 16, 2014

A Marine prepares to test out the lightning pack during the Experimental Forward Operating Base ‘14 at Camp Pendleton, California, Tuesday. The pack converts normal walking movement into electrical power using a generator. ExFOB ‘14 is taking place this week and offers Marines the opportunity to evaluate technologies that could possibly be used in the…

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Post recognizes ‘other halves’ on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Posted  May 16, 2014

In accordance with Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Fort Huachuca recognized the important role spouses play in today’s Army by hosting an evening out at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 9.

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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Fort Huachuca has bicycle policy Adults and children must follow the Fort Huachuca policy and wear helmets when riding bicycles. Parents should remind children to keep out of the streets while playing or riding bikes. Those who see a child without a helmet or being disruptive to the community can contact the military police at…

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