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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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DOD, VA improve online access to benefits information

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint, self-service Web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of benefits resources for service members and veterans. “The increasing capabilities of eBenefits give veterans and service members greater flexibility in…

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75-day leave carryover extended

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015. The leave carryover policy was set to revert back to only 60 days on Sept. 30. But the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act passed this month extends…

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Traffic safety cameras to operate on SR92, Avenida Cochise effective Monday

Posted  February 1, 2013

Sierra Vista — On Monday, the second of five dangerous intersections slated for traffic photo enforcement cameras in Sierra Vista will begin a month-long warning period. Installed at the intersection of State Route 92 and Avenida Cochise to monitor northbound and southbound traffic on SR 92, the cameras will monitor red light running and excessive…

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting today

Posted  February 1, 2013

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities effective today. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet…

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Buyer beware! Things to consider before signing contracts

Posted  February 1, 2013

Everyone has done it. When buying a couch, joining a gym, or renting a new apartment, the salesperson hands a customer a stack of papers and a pen, and he or she starts signing their name on the dotted line. People think to themselves, “I’m sure everyone that has bought a couch has signed the…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history February 1, 2013

Posted  February 1, 2013

Alamo Scouts participate in POW camp raid, liberating 511 Allied prisoners Command History Office Archives Members of the Rounsaville and Nellist Teams following the successful liberation of Cabanatuan prisoner-of-war camp. Luzon, Phillippine Islands, February 1945. Top row, left to right: Gil Cox, Wilbert Wismer, Harold Hard, Andy Smith, and Francis Laquier. Bottom row, left to…

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ACS volunteer named FH Military Spouse of Year

Posted  February 1, 2013

Maisha Aulbach Jennifer Rickert (right) discusses the Resilient Spouse Academy with military spouse Missy Thornton at Army Community Service Thursday. Rickert was selected by “Military Spouse Magazine” as Fort Huachuca’s Spouse of the Year for 2013. It is the first time a spouse on the installation has been selected to receive this honor. For the…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  February 1, 2013

Civilian of the Month: Carolyn Dawson Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Electronics Engineer. Performs installation, evaluation and testing of baseband systems while leading other testers and installers. How long at current assignment: 17 years, Since 1995 How long in government service: 17 years, Since 1995 Residence: Hereford, AZ Family: Husband,…

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Installations remain Army Strong

Posted  February 1, 2013

SAN ANTONIO — Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields from firefighters to child-care workers, Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, announced Wednesday. Earlier this week, Headquarters, Department of the Army provided guidance regarding a department-wide hiring freeze and release of term and temporary civilian personnel….

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When in doubt, call 911

Posted  February 1, 2013

SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Police Department has recently received calls from residents regarding medical issues or possible criminal activities. In these cases the residents did not feel it was a “life or death” emergency and waited until normal business hours to call the police. Some of these calls were emergencies and the callers…

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