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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  April 18, 2014

Field Station Augsburg established in 1970 U.S. Army The enormous AN/FLR-9 “Elephant Cage” antenna array was erected at Field Station Augsburg in Germany. April 14, 1970 In 1970, the nation’s attention was focused on Vietnam. Few took note of the day that a new field station was established just north of Augsburg, Germany, near the…

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Air Force: AF receives top honors for Special Victims’ Counsel Program

Posted  April 18, 2014

Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, USAF Members of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corp watch their award video during the 2014 Justice Department’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony April 9, at the Department of Justice, Washington D.C. The JAG Corps received the Federal Service Award for their work on their Special Victims’ Counsel…

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Army: Lab teams up with Boston Marathon to prevent heat injury

Posted  April 18, 2014

NATICK, Mass. — As runners get ready for the Boston Marathon, many no doubt partake in training programs aimed at helping them to be optimally prepared, whether it be helping them achieve their best time and reduce physical injuries or simply to finish. With all this preparation, many may be surprised to find out about…

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Post presents SASH Dash, celebrates Month of the Military Child

Posted  April 18, 2014

Fort Huachuca hosted two well-attended events Saturday— the Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment, or SASH, Prevention Dash and the Month of the Military Child celebration, or MOMC.

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News Briefs April 18, 2014

Posted  April 18, 2014

Chapel Turnaround Point accepts donations The Chapel Turnaround Point, which provides year-round ministry to Soldiers/Families, accepts donations or will pick up gently used clothing, toys and household items at no cost. It is located in the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Building across from the Armed Forces Bank. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m….

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FMWR Briefs – April 18, 2014

Posted  April 18, 2014

Plan to attend Festival of Southwest The 2014 Festival of the Southwest is set for April 25 – 27 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…

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Brown Canyon Ranch open house offers look into past

Posted  April 18, 2014

The 9th Annual Brown Canyon Ranch Open House will take place April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the ranch house in Hereford offering events entire Families can enjoy.

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Community Briefs April 18, 2014

Posted  April 18, 2014

USO youth coloring contest Join the Arizona United Services Organization Month of the Military Child coloring contest for those 1 – 13. Download sheets at http://us.uso.org/Arizona/Month-of-the-Military-Child/. Mail to USO Arizona, P.O. Box 21341, Phoenix, AZ 85036, by the April 30 deadline. Age groups are 1 – 3, 4 – 6 and 7 – 13. Children…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  April 18, 2014

Christen McCracken From left, Nicholas Huish, Caroline Riemenschneider, Naomi Flores, all 11, Amauri Blake, 10, and Chrishon Brown, 11, display the catapult they made for the 5th grade competition at General Myer Elementary School last week. General Myer Elementary School Susan Ford’s 3rd grade class is learning about the ocean and creatures in it. They…

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EPG celebrates 60 years, new small arc structure dedicated

Posted  April 11, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Rob Reiner, former Electronic Proving Ground technical director, Eddie Flores, EPG’s youngest employee, and Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, cut the cake during the EPG 60th Anniversary ceremony on Tuesday at the Intelligence Systems Integration Laboratory. More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the…

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