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Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

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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Commissary Value Brand returns for more savings

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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Fort celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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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Marines: Remembering Greeley — Marine who carried his flag to Iwo Jima

Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima.

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CDCs offer numerous options for full, part-time educational childcare

For Fort Huachuca Soldiers and Civilians with children ages 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten, a variety of programs are offered at the New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development Centers, or CDCs, on post.


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All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

Posted  September 27, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships, Sept. 19.

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Sierra Vista ranked one of top five best towns

Posted  September 27, 2013

SIERRA VISTA — “CNN Money” magazine named Sierra Vista as one of the top five best places to live in the “least crowded towns” category in the online supplement to the September 2013 “Best Places to Live” issue. Sierra Vista scored fourth on a list of 20 cities. With a population of nearly 44,907 —…

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Community Briefs September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Visit…

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Chalk Talk – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Photo by Amy Wolfe. Students research igloos and Inuits at the General Myer library. Photo by Amy Wolfe. Amy Wolfe’s fifth graders learn research techniques at General Myer Elementary School. Amy Wolfe’s fifth-grade class conducted library research for Nancy Murphy’s igloo project. Prior to the students building the igloos, they utilized the library to research…

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POW/MIA Recognition Day honors service members

Posted  September 20, 2013

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Each year the president issues a proclamation asking Americans to observe the day as a remembrance of the nation’s service members who were held prisoner or are still missing, and their families. Today’s events include a Pentagon commemoration ceremony hosting former prisoners of war, family members, military service members…

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Patriots remembered, honored during Fort’s 9/11 ceremony

Posted  September 20, 2013

Photo by Tanja Linton Wreath holder Sgt. 1st Class Michael Dawley (center), 309th MI Battalion, salutes as the National Colors are brought down during retreat on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca hosted a Patriots Day ceremony Sept. 11 to remember and honor the victims, their loved ones, and the heroes who dedicated their lives during…

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Commentary: mastering the art of email

Posted  September 20, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. — Its reelly frustraiting when you receeve one of them emails which didn’t get proofred or spelcheked. They not only fale to comunicate the massage but it don’t reflect very well on you’re orginization either. While small misteaks … er, mistakes … in our written messages are inevitable and usually forgivable, that…

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NETCOM quilters display art at Arizona Hall of Fame

Posted  September 20, 2013

Photo by Deb Scott Arizona Valor, the 2009 Arizona State Quilt to benefit the Quilts of Valor Program, received the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Award in February and was presented to Korean War veteran and Deb Scott’s father, Joe Yox, a U.S. Navy airman who served from 1951 to 1955. Two civilian employees of…

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ERMC notifies beneficiaries affected by prostate-specific antigen screening error

Posted  September 20, 2013

SEMBACH, Germany – Europe Regional Medical Command is notifying beneficiaries who received an incorrect prostate cancer screening blood test between August 2009 and May of 2012 at military medical treatment facilities in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Kosovo and U.S. Central Command that are supported by the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center laboratory. Approximately 3,280 patients have been…

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Buena High School JROTC retires U.S. flags with dignity

Posted  September 20, 2013

Photos by JROTC Capt. Pamela Gil Cadet Battalion Executive Officer BreAnna Teeters is escorted by her parents, 1st Sgt. Anthony Teeters, and his wife, Tamira, as she prepares to retire a flag. The Sept. 11 ceremony at Buena High School consisted of posting of the colors, a guest speaker and songs by the Colt Battalion…

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