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EPG celebrates 60 years, new small arc structure dedicated

Maranda Flynn From left, Rob Reiner, former Electronic Proving Ground technical director, Eddie Flores, EPG’s youngest employee, and Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, cut the cake during the EPG 60th Anniversary ceremony on Tuesday at the Intelligence Systems Integration Laboratory. More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the…

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IMCOM welcomes new commander

USAF Photo by Joel Martinez Army Lt. Gen. David Halverson, left, accepts the colors from Army Gen. John Campbell, center, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and assumes duties as commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management as outgoing IMCOM commander Lt. Gen. Mike…

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DoD salutes children during Military Child Month

Tanja Linton Two and 1/2 year old Avie views the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market from the arms of her dad, Capt. Jeremy Larson of Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, at Veterans’ Memorial Park April 3. This month, the Month of the Military Child, helps remind people of the sacrifices military children have to make…

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Electronic books playing bigger role in SVPL

Librarians are asked all the time whether they think print books will go away, and they always answer with a resounding, ‘No!’ The media loves to portray extremes, but the reality of the situation is that outliers always exist. In this case, there are people out there who only read books electronically, and a far…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Following the end of the conflict in Vietnam, the Army Intelligence field was facing a difficult time of introspection and dwindling resources, compounded by harsh criticism from a review panel ordered by the chief of staff.


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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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