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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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Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep ‘eye in the sky’

Posted  April 12, 2013

UAS Soldiers deploy Shadows to facilitate numerous roles during operations, from long-range reconnaissance, to targeting enemy forces for air or artillery strikes.

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EFMP Respite Care provides support

Posted  April 12, 2013

Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  April 12, 2013

USAICS breaks ground for new academic facilityBy Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian Photo courtesy U.S. Army USAIC’s new academic complex in 1980: Top left is Sisler Hall, center right is Alvarado Hall, and bottom is Walker Hall. The road at the top of the photo is Hatfield Street. April 9, 1979 When the first shovel broke…

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CSM Rambert assumes responsibility of 11th Signal Brigade

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold The 11th Signal Brigade outgoing command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Major Earl Allen, accepts the symbolic sword as he prepares to pass it to the 11th Signal Brigade commander, Col. Patrick Dedham. Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice A. Rambert assumed responsibility as the 11th Signal Brigade command sergeant major Friday…

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August Selective Early Retirement Board could affect 1,200 field grade officers

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant colonels and colonels. The move is just one part of a larger Army effort to meet its congressionally mandated end strength reduction. WASHINGTON — In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant…

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Fort hosts annual Holocaust observance

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Military Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence invites the public to participate in a Days of Remembrance observance at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Fitch Auditorium here. Dr. Samuel Caron, a psychologist at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, will address this year’s theme, “Never Again: Heeding…

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USAICoE achieves excellence through collaboration

Posted  April 12, 2013

New multimedia center offers an integrated approach to developing instruction A merger of funding, knowledge and innovation will soon equate to big savings for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence which is weeks away from opening its state-of-the-art collaboration laboratory . With the multipurpose facility, USAICoE organizations will have access to instructional design expertise,…

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CSLA training center uses adapter, saves money, time, lives

Posted  April 12, 2013

In 2012, Don Meyer, an instructor with the Communications Security Logistics Activity, or CSLA, New Equipment Training team here, created a solution that simplified their In-Line Network Encryptor, or INE, KG-175D training course with a short-term savings to the Army of more than $25,000. Previous to his solution, each student in the course was required…

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Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Department of the Army is reaching out to gather community-unique considerations to support the Army making the best decisions to realign its force structure to 490k to achieve the fiscal reductions required by the Budget Control Act of 2011, while mitigating – to the extent possible – impacts to local communities. This is not…

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Community Briefs April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

VFW hosts steak fry The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Steak Fry featuring an 8-ounce sirloin with onions and mushrooms, baked potato, corn, western beans, dinner roll and salad from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the VFW, 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per member and $10…

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