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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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Tax season brings out identity thieves

Posted  January 31, 2014

Tucson — Thousands of Americans are eligible to receive refunds from Uncle Sam in 2014, and it’s not just certified public accountants who will be busy; tax season is primetime for identity thieves. With all of the personal information contained in tax documents, cons will try every trick in the book to obtain these documents…

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Nine Soldiers officially named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Posted  January 31, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7 – 23 in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee, or USOC, officially announced the team Monday. The Soldier-athletes named…

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Six honored at first quarterly IRC of year

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Six retiring Soldiers and their spouses bow their heads during the invocation during the installation retirement ceremony Jan. 24 on Brown Parade Field. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Godfrey gave the invocation. Families, Soldiers and guests at the quarterly installation retirement ceremony braved the gray sky and chilly air to say their farewells and…

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Dempsey: No plans to close military commissaries

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski It’s business as usual at the Fort Huachuca Commissary. Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans to close it and other military commissaries. However, in an effort to save money, officials did ask the Defense Commissary Agency for a range of options, including how the system would operate with reduced or…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  January 31, 2014

112th MI Brigade inactivated at Fort Devens, Mass. Photos property of the U.S. Army Pictured is the entrance to the 112th MI Brigade (Training) at Fort Devens, Mass. The brigade’s crest is on the bottom left of the sign. Other insignia shown are (clockwise): the MI Corps, Training and Doctrine Command, the U.S. Army Intelligence…

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Air Force: Force shaping board to convene in July

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and…

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Marines: Registration changes affect marathon events

Posted  January 31, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Thirty thousand runners will have an opportunity to run through the nation’s capital on Oct. 26 during the 39th annual Marine Corps Marathon, or MCM, but along with four other events, the 26.2-mile race faces some registration changes that are scheduled to occur in February. Along with the marathon,…

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Fort receives recognition for blood donations, holds blood drive

Posted  January 31, 2014

In keeping with January being National Blood Donor Month, the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, recognized Fort Huachuca as the number-one contributing blood donor to the Blood Donor Center

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FMWR Briefs – January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

FMWR hosts evening out for women Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Gina Savage, military dependent enjoys a martini while she gets her nails painted by Aleea Peterson, event volunteer at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s “Martini & Massage Night” Jan. 25 at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Patrons could choose from four different versions…

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News Briefs – January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

USAREC requests recruiters return Former detailed recruiters can earn a $4,000 bonus if they reclassify to military occupational specialty 79R, recruiter, and return to U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Noncommissioned officers must be a staff sergeant or sergeant, have less than 12 years time in service, and currently be in an over-strength or balanced MOS. Time…

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