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Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jeffrey Sisto

Courtesy photo by United Kingdom Ministry of Defense A British Soldier holds a Prox Dynamics’ PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability….

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Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

Posted November 26, 2014 by Abigail Reid

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken. “The Roth [Thrift Savings Plan] contributions are going from a dollar figure to a percentage of pay,” said…

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Health & Safety

THANKSGIVING DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted November 26, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

Thanksgiving is a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and opportunity we share as Americans. Holiday weekends provide a well-earned respite from work and an opportunity for travel to visit Family and friends. However, increased travel means increased exposure to the hazards associated with heavy holiday…

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Defense Commissary Agency
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Commissary Value Brand returns for more savings

Posted November 26, 2014 by Kevin Robinson

Defense Commissary Agency Starting in December, the Fort Huachuca Commissary will add Commissary Value Brands to its shelves. FORT LEE, Va. – In response to growing patron demand for products comparable to the low-cost private label items sold in civilian stores, the Defense Commissary Agency is re-energizing an “old friend” known as Commissary Value Brand….

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FH visitors, Civilian workers can dine at Exchange facilities

Posted November 26, 2014 by Fort Huachuca Army and Air Force Exchange Service

At military installations across the globe, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service provides a taste of home to Soldiers, Airmen and their Families. While rules governing who can buy merchandise at exchanges often apply to a select few, anyone can dine in exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. The Fort…

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Chapel serves up community generosity

Posted November 26, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley

From left, Staff Sgt. Daniel Carnaghi, 62nd Army Band; Chaplain (Lt. Col.-P) Kim Norwood, senior Garrison chaplain; his wife, Cindy Norwood; Jo Moore, Outreach Ministries coordinator; and Spc. Benjamin Sepulveda, Main Post Chapel chaplain’s assistant, prepare to distribute turkeys to Fort Huachuca Families in need Thursday at the Main Post Chapel. Thanks to generous donations…

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Health & Safety

Baby, it’s cold outside — time to heat things up

Posted November 26, 2014 by Scout reports

Within the past few weeks, the normally warm Arizona heat has done an about-face — suddenly it’s cold outside. Often people’s homes or office spaces are not heated to their liking so they use portable heaters to be more comfortable. Sometimes Families use fireplaces to help take the edge off of the cold in the…

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted November 26, 2014 by timchisham

Peer support line helps veterans Since 2010, the Vets4Warriors Peer Support Line has provided service members confidential, peer-to-peer support. The Peer Support Line was built on the concept that Service members prefer to seek help from someone who has also served and understands their challenges. Vets4Warriors, which will soon change its name to the Military…

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Maci Hidalgo
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Fort celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted November 26, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Maci Hidalgo Larry Redhouse performs the “Eagle Dance” during the American Heritage Celebration at the TMAC. This dance signifies the eagle going to the four cardinal directions and it represents the different spiritual directions everyone travels in their lifetime. The Fort Huachuca community gathered at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Thursday to celebrate Native American…

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Jolene Cooper, MVC
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Homes await military Families: MVC has available housing in most post neighborhoods

Posted November 21, 2014 by Jolene Cooper

Jolene Cooper, MVC A currently unoccupied home in Miles Manor 1 is available to a Family of a Service member E1 through E-6. Unlike most homes in that housing area, it is a single unit. All nearby homes are located less than a block from a playground, a feature that could appeal to Families with…

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