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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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AAFES sets MLK Birthday holiday hours

Posted  January 17, 2014

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Optical Shop Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A dmin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main…

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Air Force: C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

Posted  January 17, 2014

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better.

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VA offers $600M to support services for homeless vet families

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Department officials announced Tuesday the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income veteran families occupying permanent housing. “Those who have served our nation should never find themselves on the streets, living without hope,”…

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Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

Posted  January 17, 2014

When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca,

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MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

Posted  January 17, 2014

Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition.

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Smithsonian Journey Stories — Upcoming events planned

Posted  January 17, 2014

Two years ago, the Henry F. Hauser Museum in partnership with the Sierra Vista Public Library, the Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Sierra Vista Historical Society, applied to be a 2014 Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories host site

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FMWR Briefs – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 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 and Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. For more information…

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It’s not too late — resolve to get fit this year

Posted  January 17, 2014

Countless memes exist about vacant gyms in December of each year compared to a 30-person world wrestling match as a metaphor for fitness centers come January.

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Chalk Talk

Posted  January 17, 2014

General Myer Elementary School Susan Ford’s class is celebrating its 100th day today! The students brought in 100 items of their choice to share and create an art project to celebrate. In math, Ford’s class is counting money and reviewing multiplication facts. Trevor C. and Trinity H. in Marie Lee’s class were awesome helpers; they…

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Community Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on Monday Chiricahua National Monument In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Monday. The free entry is offered as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage people to visit and experience the wonders of national park sites across America. The…

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