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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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FH Exchange rewards students for good grades

Posted  February 7, 2014

Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. From first-graders to high school seniors, pupils who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that recognizes academic excellence. The You Made the Grade program rewards military students with a…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Postal Service The Department of Veterans Affairs launched an online GI Bill Comparison Tool, Tuesday, to make it easier for veterans, service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Jury duty scam reported Pima County residents have informed the Arizona Superior Court about receiving phone calls from a potential scammer who says there is an outstanding warrant for their arrest for failure to show for jury duty. Residents are given two hours to bring $2,000 to a specified location and told failure to comply…

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FMWR Briefs – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at TMAC Personnel at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre have planned a special Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance, Feb. 14, 5 – 9 p.m. Cost is $50 per couple and will include either N.Y. strip steak or pecan crusted salmon, wild rice, asparagus and red velvet cake; a glass of champagne and a…

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NPS to waive fees on select days in 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Members of the Fort Huachuca community frequently seek out free, Family oriented places to visit during their leisure time. The National Park Service, or NPS, operates three parks in Cochise County, Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site.

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Community Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Cochise College scholarships The Cochise College Foundation will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to Cochise County high school graduating seniors or home schooled students enrolling full-time at Cochise College this fall. Eligible students should go online to complete the foundation’s STARS scholarship application, which is now open for all future and current Cochise College students seeking…

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FBI trains FH community on child cyber safety, security

Posted  January 31, 2014

Maranda FLynn Agent in Charge David Bodily with the Sierra Vista FBI teaches the first of two Cyber Safety and Security Training sessions at Murr Community Center Tuesday that educate parents what to look for and how to prevent cyber vulnerabilities. Advances in technology allow children access to various sources of knowledge, but it also…

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National Children’s Dental Health Month begins Saturday

Posted  January 31, 2014

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association. The purpose is to educate the public about the importance of children’s dental health. This year’s theme is “Join the Super Smile Team!” with the program encouraging youth to floss and brush by introducing them to a group of…

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Obama touches on Afghanistan, Iran, Syria in State of Union Address

Posted  January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night was dominated by domestic concerns, he also addressed national security concerns. “ … because of the extraordinary troops and Civilians who risk and lay down their lives to keep us free, the United States is more secure,” Obama told members of the…

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Fort Huachuca opens Tax Center’s doors

Posted  January 31, 2014

Video capture by Thom Williams Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Graves (center), Company D, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, puts his cap on his son, Cayden, 10 months, being held by his mother, Tiffany, while the Family gets help with their tax paperwork Monday at the Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center following its grand opening ceremony that day….

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