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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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New hands take on NETCOM’s senior enlisted NCO responsibilities

Posted  April 25, 2014

Command Sgt. Maj. Milton Weatherly, NETCOM command sergeant major, congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Earl B. Allen, former NETCOM command sergeant major, after Allen’s remarks during a relinquishment responsibility ceremony held April 17, at the Greely Hall Auditorium. The Network Enterprise Technology Command observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant…

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Rubik’s Cube inspires learning, leads to competition

Posted  April 25, 2014

Clarita Deleon The General Myer Elementary School Rubick’s Cube Team, front row, from left: Jordan Larrabee, Brandon Deleon and Brooke Griffin, all 10; and back row: Christen McCracken, fifth grade teacher; Luke Mitter, 11; Lillian Synder,10; Madison Whitworth, 10; Caleb Larson, 11, Lori Francis, 11 and Chelsea Bovara, coach. Not pictured: Chase Deleon, 9, alternate…

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Retiree Council shares news retirees can use

Posted  April 25, 2014

Alternative way to access personnel records By Dean Hiza – Chief, Army Soldier Records Branch Many retirees are familiar with accessing their Official Military Personnel Files, or OMPFs, through the Army Human Resources Command’s My Record portal. An alternative method for accessing them is through eBenefits, a web portal operated jointly by the Departments of…

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FH celebrates Easter with Sunrise Service, children’s egg hunt

Posted  April 25, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Eden Hillman, 2, places plastic eggs in her basket during the Main Post Chapel’s Easter Egg Hunt Sunday. Hundreds of eggs containing candy and other prizes filled the Main Post Chapel’s courtyard. The Religious Support and an estimated crowd of 400 celebrated Easter on Sunday with a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Fort…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Generations of Americans have considered Paul Revere an icon of Revolutionary War history. However, Paul Revere was not the only rider. (There were two others.)

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Unsung heroes of Brown Fire support efforts behind scenes

Posted  April 25, 2014

While it is common knowledge that fighting wildfires is best left to the men and women trained to do it, the behind-the-scenes support shouldn’t go unmentioned. Like the popular saying goes, “It takes a village … ” but in the case of larger wildfires, it [can take] multiple villages.

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, V, Z Saturday: A, B, C, D, E, F, T1, T2, T3, V, Z Sunday: T1, T2, T3, V, Z Monday: A, B, C, D, E, F, N, P, U, V, Z Tuesday: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, T1, T2, T3, V, Z…

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FMWR presents circus night on post

Posted  April 25, 2014

During intermission, Families had the opportunity to take an elephant ride. The Asian elephants also performed later in the show April 16 by performing tricks on their hind legs, bowing and lying down.   Attendees watch Carson and Barnes Circus members perform their Native American act consisting of dance and aerial artistry. The Family-oriented attraction…

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Changes to DOD’s privately owned vehicle shipping program start Thursday

Posted  April 25, 2014

American Auto Logistics’, or AAL’s, contract for shipping privately owned vehicles, POVs, will terminate on Wednesday, and effective Thursday, International Auto Logistics, or IAL, will become the new Global POV provider. There will be no break in service available for customers needing to turn-in or pick up a vehicle; however, there will be a short…

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FMWR Briefs – April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Don’t miss Festival of SW this weekend The 2014 Festival of the Southwest runs this evening through Sunday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista. The festival is open to the public, and there is no admission charge. There will be attractions for the entire Family including the City of Fun Carnival, with rides…

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