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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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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  September 13, 2013

Army Security Agency established Photo property of the U.S. Army This picture shows the interior of Field Station Kagnew in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1958. Sept. 15, 1945 Signals intelligence had been a part of the Army’s warfighting toolkit since World War I, practiced by radio interceptors, code-makers and code-breakers. The first Army organization to take…

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ACS shares news about available resources, upcoming training

Posted  September 13, 2013

Victim advocates available to help There are times when issues arise between domestic partners which can escalate to power, control or abuse. For the person who is confused about how to manage in this relationship, there is confidential support. Victim advocates are on Fort Huachuca year-round, around the clock — ready to assist, when needed….

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‘Check out’ all you can do with a library card

Posted  September 13, 2013

Ahhh, September! It’s the time of year one feels compelled to buy school supplies, or settle into interests old and new. Libraries everywhere have noticed this trend, which is why September is officially “Library Card Sign-up Month.” So as thoughts steer to what you will be doing to spend the cooler months ahead, consider how…

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Data thieves use smartphones to gain personal info

Posted  September 13, 2013

Smartphones can perform many of the functions of a personal computer. Keep it secure from data thieves with these tips: • Set a secret pin and password to prevent unauthorized access to the phone’s home screen to prevent others from using it. Set your smartphone to lock after five minutes when idle. • Do not…

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Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

Posted  September 13, 2013

The text on the page began to blend together as his eyes scanned the Washington Post, aimlessly jumping through the headlines.

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‘HEaDS-UP’ at Natick for better helmets

Posted  September 13, 2013

In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here are making a “HEaDS-UP” play.

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Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

Posted  September 13, 2013

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — For dedicated Soldiers who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer. Warrant officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their respective career fields. As such, they provide expert guidance and leadership to commanders and units in their given specialty,…

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Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways

Posted  September 13, 2013

Each year, hundreds of cyclists are killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents. Arizona had 23 bicycle fatalities in 2011. The nation-wide average is 600 – 850 fatalities per year, an alarming number. Motorists and cyclists can work together to help reduce the number of fatalities.

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News Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

AFGE Local 1662 to meet The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 seeks volunteers to help with different councils, especially the Women’s and Diversity Council. AFGE Local 1662 officials encourage Department of the Army civilians to take an active role and have a voice in dealing with upcoming employment changes on Fort Huachuca. AFGE…

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FMWR Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Free movie night set for tomorrow FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, “GI Joe: Retaliation,” tomorrow at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Buy advance carnival tickets and save Advance carnival…

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