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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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Fun in sun with low cost equipment rental

Posted  September 20, 2013

Camping, fall festivals or backyard barbeques may require items that are not usually kept on hand but Fort Huachuca’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rents office provides services and equipment that can assist in making these activities possible.

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Community Briefs September 20, 2013

Posted  September 20, 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. Marines…

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Foodies follow ‘Highroads’ to Sierra Vista for world cuisine

Posted  September 20, 2013

Long known as a melting pot of cultures, Sierra Vista is now recognized for its international flair when it comes to gastronomic delights. With a smattering of cuisine from across the globe, Sierra Vista’s restaurant scene caught the attention of “Highroads” magazine writer Dina Mishev.

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West Gate access control point to go automated

Posted  September 13, 2013

Testing of a new automated system is underway at Fort Huachuca’s West Gate. Once completed, no Department of the Army civilian security guards will be posted at the gate. Moving to the unmanned system will save approximately $250,000 a year according to John Griffin, Physical Security Access Control division chief. It also helps Griffin with…

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Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is ‘sign of strength’

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. With September as National Suicide Prevention Month, the Army is highlighting efforts to prevent suicide, while underscoring that prevention is a 24/7, year-round campaign. Suicide in the Army is a…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted  September 13, 2013

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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Fort Huachuca community SHARP outreach campaign continues

Posted  September 13, 2013

Fort Huachuca continues its community Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, outreach campaign. The prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault is a top priority of the U.S. Army; Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; Brig. Gen. Pete Gallagher, acting commanding general, Network Enterprise…

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Soldiers collect food, help those in need

Posted  September 13, 2013

Chaplain (Capt.) John Arnoldbik From left, Spc. Naomi Fritta, 2nd Lt. Osman Martinez and 2nd Lt. William Szymczak, all from Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, pause after loading food and household supplies on the shelves at the Chaplain’s Food Locker. Members of Companies A, B, C and E, 304th MI Bn., conducted the Summer…

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Third quarter statistics bring attention to need for personal weapons safety

Posted  September 13, 2013

Statistics are in for the 2013 fiscal year through third quarter regarding personal injury-other losses, or PIO losses. There is a 24-percent increase in PIO-losses compared to last year. According to Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general, Fort Rucker, Ala., privately owned weapons accidents have accounted for nearly 27 percent…

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NETCOM shares morning of prayer

Posted  September 13, 2013

Gordon Van Vleet, NETCOM Network Enterprise Technology Command Chaplain (Col.) Michael Strohm speaks about the “human network” during a NETCOM-hosted prayer breakfast Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca. More than 100 NETCOM Soldiers, civilians and Family members heard Strohm’s message about the importance of having a spiritual network.

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