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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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Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on civilian employee furlough notices

Posted  March 22, 2013

The Department of Defense has decided to delay the issuance of civilian employee furlough notices for approximately two weeks. This delay will allow the department to carefully analyze the impact of pending continuing resolution legislation on the department’s resources. We have not made any decisions on whether or not the total number of planned furlough…

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Community Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

FHCSC to hold golf scramble The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club will hold a golf scramble, April 6, at the Mountain View Golf Course at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Wilcox Drive. Registration deadline is today. The $65 fee per golfer includes a cart for two, lunch, hospitality bag, unlimited driving range and…

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Keeping age out of the ring – Soldier perseveres as female boxer

Posted  March 29, 2013

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. April Moreland steps into the ring with Staff Sgt. Quentin McCoy, coach. Moreland practices hitting the mitts McCoy is wearing. Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29….

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Local Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

Don’t miss ‘Old Skool Night’ at TMAC Everyone is invited to “Old Skool Night” Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Come dance the night away to DJ music from the 80s, 90s and today. The $5 cover charge will include free finger foods. A pay-as-you-go bar will be available. For more…

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News Briefs March 29, 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

AER campaign going strong As of March 22, 391 people have contributed to the Army Emergency Relief program, and Soldiers are helping Soldiers. The campaign has reached $50,816.01. Arizona retirees continue to generously donate. Retiree contributions have reached $18,619. There is still time to donate – the campaign runs through May 15, and donations can…

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Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

Posted  March 29, 2013

photos by Gabrielle Kuholski A male Anna’s hummingbird perches on a volunteer’s hand before flying away. Hummingbirds get that iridescent color from a melanin pigment. It is in the feather platelets that include air bubbles, which act like prisms giving off that metallic look to the feathers. Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital…

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Thunderbird cooks compete for Connelly Field Competition honors

Posted  March 29, 2013

Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade construct the flooring for a wash stand in the field for the Connelly Field Competition Monday at Site Boston on Fort Huachuca. The competition tests cooks on their abilities to prepare meals in the field or in a deployed environment. The team of cooks has a chance to represent…

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VA hires more mental health professionals to expand access for veterans

Posted  March 29, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, announced on Feb. 11 that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for veterans by hiring new mental health professionals. Last year, Secretary Eric Shinseki announced a goal to hire 1,600 new mental health clinical providers and 300 administrative…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  March 29, 2013

This month’s article focuses on local and online Veteran Administration resources. While some of this information may previously have been published, it is important to continue to keep retirees and eligible veterans informed of their availability. Sierra Vista Community Based Outpatient Clinic The Sierra Vista Community Based Outpatient Clinic is designed to deliver Primary Care…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  March 29, 2013

Maj. Arthur Nicholson, Jr. becomes last Cold War casualty March 24,1985 Courtesy Photo Portrait of Maj. Arthur “Nick” Nicholson When Maj. “Nick” Nicholson and his driver, Staff Sgt. Jessie Schatz headed out to patrol an area in Ludwigslust, East Germany, on the morning of March 24, 1985, there was nothing unusual about their mission. They…

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