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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  March 28, 2014

General presides over first USAICS MI Officer Advanced Course graduation U.S. Army Photo Maj. Gen. (later Lt. Gen.) Phillip Davidson, Jr., served as the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence, 1971 – 1972. March 23, 1972 When (then) Maj. Gen. Phillip Davidson gave the graduation address to the first Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course in…

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Air Force: Air advisors train Afghan pilots and maintainers

Posted  March 28, 2014

Afghan pilots and aircraft maintainers are a vital part of the Afghan National Air Force and increase its operational capabilities, and with the aid of a group of U.S. advisors, they are making huge strides in that direction.

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Marines: ‘Will do same with less,’ Corps commandant says

Posted  March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Since the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775, Marines have answered the nation’s call, faithfully protecting the American people and maintaining a world-class standard of military excellence, the Marine Corps commandant said Tuesday. “Nothing has changed. We will continue to do the same in the future,” Gen. James Amos said at a…

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Think outside box to add fruit, veggies to diet

Posted  March 28, 2014

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” People will frequently choose foods that taste good over foods they know are good for them, such as choosing vanilla ice cream over blueberries. However, many foods can be both tasty and healthy — it may just be a matter…

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Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss: What Soldiers, Civilians should know

Posted  March 28, 2014

When Army property is lost or damaged, financial responsibility can fall upon the Soldier or Civilian to whom the property was issued.

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Kino Men’s Ministry assists community, more than ‘just a church group’

Posted  March 28, 2014

For a select group of about 30 men, being a part of the Kino Men’s Ministry is more than just weekly or monthly meetings — it is worshiping their Lord, enjoying fellowship with their fellow brothers, and serving their community.

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TSA expands expedited screening to include Civilian employees

Posted  March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Beginning April 15, Defense Department and Coast Guard civilian employees will be able to take advantage of the TSA Pre-check expedited screening program at more than 115 airports across the country. All military and Coast Guard personnel, including those in the reserves and the National Guard, already are eligible for the program, which…

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News Briefs March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

ASAP office closed today The Army Substance Abuse Program office is closed today. Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, J, K, P, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Saturday: March: A, B, C, D, E, F, P, Q, U, U1, V, Z, T1, T2, T3 Sunday: P, Q, U, U1,…

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FMWR Briefs – March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

SFA schedules 5k walk/run As part of the ongoing Community Health Promotion Council Family Fitness Series, the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics branch will present a 5K walk/run Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Grierson Pool parking area. This free event is open to everyone. Participants may pre-register at Barnes Field House, Eifler Fitness Center,…

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Community Briefs March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

VFW to hold golf tournament The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972, Sierra Vista, will hold a golf tournament Saturday, 8:30 a.m., at the Mountain View Golf Course off Buffalo Soldier Trail. Game will be a four-person scramble, pick-your-own-team. Register at VFW Post 9972; 549 Veterans Dr. The $50-per-person cost includes green fee, cart and…

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