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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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62nd Army Band to present holiday concert

Posted  December 6, 2013

The 62nd Army Band is ready to rock and roll and will spread the holiday spirit next week. The band will host its annual holiday concert Wednesday at Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, at 7 p.m. The concert’s theme is “Holiday Music through the Ages.” Staff Sgt. Ron Hinkle, 62nd Army Band, explained…

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Community Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Heroes dine for free Nationwide, as a gesture of thanks to heroes across the country, local sponsors are recognizing military, firefighters, police and paramedics during “Hero Appreciation Week,” which began yesterday, with a free $50 dinner card good at 18,000 restaurants across the country. Through Dec. 14, local heroes are invited to visit local sponsor,…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  December 6, 2013

General Myer Elementary School This week, the second half of Valerie Lathrop’s class at General Myer Elementary School reports on what they’ve recently been learning in third grade. Larcel: “Math, multiplication, reading, spelling, the months and art.” Alexia: “Multiplication, division and fractions.” Dylan: “A little division, about plants, how to multiply a lot … I’ve…

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DoD: Prepare now for tax season, DoD official advises

Posted  December 5, 2013

WASHINGTON — With a month left before the start of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to file their 2013 taxes, said the director of the Pentagon’s Office of Family Policy and Children and Youth. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson suggested visiting the…

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Community Friends Program seeks sponsors to host international students

Posted  November 27, 2013

Photos courtesy of Fikretta Grant International military officers who train at U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, met for an International Military and Sponsor Luncheon at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Sept. 26. The International Military Student Office is actively seeking sponsors for the Community Friends Program — a hospitality program intended to…

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THANKSGIVING SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  November 27, 2013

Our Nation will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and the opportunities we share as Americans. Historically, holiday weekends are periods of increased risk. The additional time off provides a well-earned respite from the duties and rigors of training and an…

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Scholarships for Military Children Program opens Tuesday

Posted  November 27, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Tuesday at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed…

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FH school district art teacher wins state-level art education award

Posted  November 27, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Nancy Murphy, General Myer and Colonel Johnston Elementary Schools visual arts instructor and 2013 Middle Level Art Educator of the Year, answers questions about a chalk stenciling assignment. Pictured are General Myer students from Amy Wolfe’s fifth grade class. The Arizona Art Education Association, or AAEA, awarded Nancy Murphy, General Myer and Colonel…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 27, 2013

Alamo Scouts established, safely gather intel during WWII Photo property of the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Fred Osborn, director of Morale Services Division, War Department, talks to Alamo Scout candidates following a demonstration of jumping and swimming in the water fully equipped during the general’s visit to Alamo Scout School, Fergusson Island, New Guinea, on…

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Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  November 27, 2013

Issues — retiree submissions sought for CSA Retiree Council discussion The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council is soliciting retiree input on issues to present to the chief of staff of the Army Retiree Council. The Fort Huachuca Retiree Council, or RC, meets quarterly to discuss issues concerning the Army retiree population. To date, the RC has…

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