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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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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 9, 2014

Japan, United States – Soldier torn between two countries Photos property of U.S. Army T-3 Harry Fukuhara interrogates a Japanese prisoner-of-war on Aitape, New Guinea, in April 1944. In the fall of 1942, Harry Fukuhara had a tough decision to make. He was an American by birth — born in Seattle in 1920 to Japanese…

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New OER to be topic of HRC virtual town hall

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Army Human Resources Command, HRC, and Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, the 59th Adjutant General of the Army, will conduct a live, virtual town hall after-action review on the roll-out of the new Officer Evaluation Report, or OER, on Thursday. The town hall session will be from 11 – noon EDT using the HRC Facebook…

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Colonel Smith Middle School hosts ‘Run for Your Life’

Posted  May 9, 2014

From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion command sergeant major; Sgt. Maj. Lavander Wilkerson, Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison; and Leslie Woods, Fort Huachuca sports director, write down their scores as they judge Colonel Smith Middle School’s “MOD Off,” or competition displaying Movements of the Day to music. The…

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DoD expanding use of mobile platforms, apps

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has started putting commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices into the hands of DoD personnel, and expects eventually to support about 100,000 separate devices, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s, or DISA, program manager for DoD mobility said Monday. The implementation plan for expanded mobile device access has been in place for…

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Air Force: CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Joint Chiefs Chairman, Army…

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Marines: Semper Fit survey asks personnel about leisure needs

Posted  May 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Top Marine Corps leaders are researching interests of Marines, Family members, retirees and government Civilians concerning fitness, sports, and other recreational pursuits that contribute to an individual’s well-being. An online survey is being randomly sent to personnel asking what they find important to have on and around their military base and how…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

PX distributing comic books “Divide and Conquer,” the latest military-exclusive comic book from Marvel featuring Captain America, is now available for free at Fort Huachuca Exchange facilities. RVs not allowed in housing areas Recreational vehicles to include boats, boat trailers, all-terrain vehicles and trailers are prohibited from being parked in the housing areas. The exception…

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FMWR Briefs – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns May 17 Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival May 17, 4 – 9 p.m. at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain…

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Buena High School holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new running track

Posted  May 9, 2014

Buena High School, or BHS, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 to celebrate the unveiling of its new running track at Loveless Stadium.

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Community Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

MOAA dinner — reservations close today The Coronado Chapter Military Officer Association of America is having its monthly dinner on Thursday at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 South St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Col. Gary Fredricks, U….

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