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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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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Posted  March 1, 2013

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses Pentagon employees and service members during an all-hands call on Hagel’s first day at the Pentagon, Wednesday. Hagel earlier took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. He also issued a written message to…

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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted  March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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Fort Huachuca fire instructor recognized by IMCOM

Posted  March 1, 2013

Staff Sgt. Richard Hinze Firefighter Joshua Jimenez, assistant fire chief for operations, inspects a fire truck to ensure a quick response time. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Central Region awarded him the Annual Department of Defense Civilian Fire Instructor of the Year award. This is the first time anyone at Fort Huachuca has…

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News Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Expect pharmacy delays Due to mandatory staff training, expect delays at the Raymond. W. Bliss Army Health Center pharmacy on Monday, Wednesday and March 11th. The pharmacy will have minimal staffing on those days. FCHSC Charitable Spring Campaign The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications for charitable donations. Charitable organizations requesting funds…

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Fort Huachuca recognizes the “best of the best”

Posted  March 1, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre hosted a memorable evening dedicated to the outstanding performance given by the 2012 “best of the best” during the Annual Installation Awards Banquet on Jan. 22.

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RWBAHC offers TBI treatment

Posted  March 1, 2013

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the “signature injury” of more than 11 years of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Injuries Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents, and equipment failure. Many service members have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating…

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Community Briefs – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Public tax assistance available Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, sites are available for free tax preparation and electronic filing, offer Internal Revenue Service certified tax preparers, asset development and savings products and services. Sites are available at Cochise County Workforce Development and Goodwill Industries. Those with household incomes under $57,000 can file federal and…

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Crowd stampedes into Wren Arena for weekend rodeo event

Posted  March 8, 2013

In what was reported as the largest turnout for the Cochise College Rodeo since its move to Wren Arena on Fort Huachuca seven years ago, literally thousands of people cheered on the participating cowboys and cowgirls who took part in rodeo action here this past weekend.

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FMWR Briefs – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Don’t miss All Army Boxing The championship round of All Army Boxing will be held at Barnes Field House Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m., and bouts start at 7 p.m. Boxers from installations around the world are competing for a spot on the 2013 All Army Team. All Army Boxing is free and open…

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News Briefs – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Expect pharmacy delays Due to mandatory staff training, expect delays at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center pharmacy on Monday. The pharmacy will be open with minimal staffing. Range closures announced Today: B, C, D, F, I, M, P1, U, U1, W, V, Z, V1, T1, T2, T3 Saturday: F, I, M, P1, U,…

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