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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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Salutes & Awards

MI NCOs inducted into elite enlisted Soldier club

Posted  January 24, 2014

From left, Sgt. 1st Class Carlene Williams, Company B, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion; Staff Sgt. Brian DeWitt, 40th Expeditionary Signal Bn.; Staff Sgt. Nathan Welles, Company E, 309th MI Bn.; and Staff Sgt. Peter Jones, 344th MI Bn., Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, are inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, in Fitch…

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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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Marines: Explore options on ways to pay for college

Posted  January 24, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The education offices aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island now offer a Pay for College class to teach Marines and their dependents how to pay for college without the aid of Tuition Assistance, or TA. “Many Marines were surprised when the…

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Events

Fort’s ‘Best Warrior Competition’ completed, winners announced next month

Posted  January 24, 2014

Finding the “best of the best” was the name of the game as eight Fort Huachuca enlisted Soldiers competed in the 2013 Best Warrior Competition last week, participating in seven different events over three days.

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News Briefs – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Apply for FHCSC Scholarships The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors and adults in continuing education. They are open to children and spouses of U.S. military members, Department of Defense Civilians, National Guard Members and Reservists assigned to Fort Huachuca, or Family members of retired or deceased military….

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FMWR Briefs – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Youth baseball, softball set Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports and Fitness Program personnel have announced registration for Little League Baseball and Ponytail Softball for the upcoming season. Registration will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. For more information about baseball, contact…

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Health & Safety

Healthy Weight Awareness Month: Set realistic weight goals, eat sensibly, attain success

Posted  January 24, 2014

If you made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, you are not alone. Losing weight ranks Number One on New Year’s Resolution lists.

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Community Briefs January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 2014

Arizona’s State Balladeer at AFP Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, has captured many of Cochise County legends in a special program of original songs, stories and photography focusing on Cochise County. See him perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. Admission…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  January 24, 2014

Fifth grade student Brandon Deleon created this “blind doodle” in Nancy Murphy’s art class. He is a student in Amy Wolfe’s 5th grade class. General Myer Elementary School Art classes are in full swing for the New Year. Lynn Tompkins’ and Suzi Szymeczek’s fourth grade classes are learning how to weave on simple cardboard looms….

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News Briefs – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

New commanding general announced The chief of staff, Army, announced the following assignment Jan. 8: Brig. Gen. John Morrison, Jr., currently the commanding general of the 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Ga., has been chosen to be the commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Morrison assumed command of 7th SC (T)…

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