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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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Post community runs, walks in Sports, Fitness and Aquatics’ 5K

Posted  April 4, 2014

From left, Lauren Miller, 13, and mother Nicole Miller, military dependents, cool down in the shade with their greyhound, Flo, after the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics’ 5K Walk/Run Saturday. Upon finishing the event, runners and walkers could check their time on the race clock, pictured, and were welcome to enjoy refreshments in the Grierson Pool…

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Community Briefs April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 2014

Music festival tonight The Cochise Music Teachers Association presents Live at Kino Hall, today, 6:30 p.m. in Kino Hall at St. Andrew’s Parish, 800 Taylor Dr., Sierra Vista. Open to the public, refreshments will be available. No charge, but donations accepted. For more information, call 458.5704. Local vendors to hold craft show The High Desert…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  April 4, 2014

Students show ‘heart,’ raise money Nancy Murphy General Myer Elementary School students jump rope at school to raise money for the American Heart Association. General Myer Elementary School Recently General Myer Elementary School held Jump Rope for Heart. The students who participated raised $1,000 for the American Heart Association during this event. Top fundraisers were…

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Fort celebrates women of character, courage, commitment

Posted  March 28, 2014

Maranda Flynn A display in the lobby of Thunder Mountain Activity Centre highlighted the historical contributions of women in the Army, during the Women’s History Month Observance March 20. In honor of Women’s History Month, Soldiers and Civilians gathered to celebrate women and the imprint they have had in history at the Thunder Mountain Activity…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month ‘Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.’

Posted  March 28, 2014

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., or NCADD, sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. For the 28th Anniversary of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month, NCADD has chosen the theme “Help for Today….

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FH Tax Center still taking appointments

Posted  March 28, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Karen and husband Sgt. 1st Class Andre Clovis, Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, begin their tax filing appointment with Sgt. Jonathan Cuellar, Company C, 2-13th Aviation Regiment and volunteer tax preparer. Military members, Families and retirees are eligible to file their taxes at the Fort Huachuca…

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Drill sergeants, Soldiers set sights on success during competition here

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photo Soldiers from across the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) prepare for a run during the Best Warrior and Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition held on Fort Huachuca this week. A U.S. Army Reserve unit headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the command is currently one of the largest in the Army Reserve, with…

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FH leaders help raise cancer awareness

Posted  March 28, 2014

If you are getting déjà vu from purple toilets sitting in yards around the fort, don’t be alarmed — it’s that time of year again. For the second year, Fort Huachuca senior leaders are showing their support by participating in the American Cancer Society “Flush Away Cancer” campaign by moving a purple commode from yard…

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Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers’ immune systems, cognitive ability

Posted  March 28, 2014

Bob Reinert A study being conducted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts is examining how sleep restriction affects wound healing and whether nutritional supplements can help offset the effects. In a sub-study, Soldiers such as Pvt. Daniel Pardo did virtual marksmanship training in the middle…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  March 28, 2014

Army changes retirement status listing Some customs and courtesies will never change, such as showing respect for the U. S. flag. However, the Army recently modified how retirees list their retired status. The Army published the new policy on May 17, 2013, in Army Regulation 25-50, Preparing and Managing Correspondence. The policy puts retired Reservists…

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