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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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News Briefs – June 28, 2013

Posted  June 28, 2013

Fires cause hazardous air quality Air quality in portions of Cochise County may currently be hazardous because of the potential for heavy smoke from three fires burning near Cananea, Mexico. Excessive, persistent air pollution is a health threat, especially to children, the elderly and those with pre-existing health problems. During periods of heavy smoke, stay…

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Army force structure, stationing decision will result in minor decrease in FH personnel

Posted  June 28, 2013

The force reductions announced by the Department of the Army Tuesday will result in a minor decrease of approximately 31 permanent party personnel spaces by 2017 at Fort Huachuca. This number takes into account the relocation of the 11th Tactical Theater Signal Brigade Headquarters. Fort officials do not have exact numbers at this time, but…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  June 28, 2013

The move of the U. S. Army Intelligence Center and School, or USAICS, from Fort Holabird, Md., to Fort Huachuca in 1971 was an important step in the professionalization of the Military Intelligence, or MI Branch, which was only nine years old by that time.

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Happy 40th, TRADOC!

Posted  June 28, 2013

Photos left and right – Zach Morgan, Fort Polk Guardian staff writer and the U.S. Army Army drill sergeants, then and now, still mentor and train Soldiers how to be Soldiers. On Monday, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will celebrate its 40th year of developing, educating and adapting Soldiers and leaders into the force…

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Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

Posted  June 28, 2013

Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers.

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Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging Service activates here Monday

Posted  June 28, 2013

Effective Monday, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, enrollees will be able to conveniently communicate online with their primary care providers at RWBAHC via secure messaging. Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS, powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, at any time of day. It allows patients…

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Commissaries use research to determine savings

Posted  June 28, 2013

One of the benefits commissary shoppers enjoy is an overall cost savings over goods and supplies purchased at outside retailers. These savings help keep customers coming back. However, commissary officials don’t determine customer savings through a random dart-throw. Instead, they do a price-comparison study which is published annually in September, to determine the average level…

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Commissary to close on Tuesdays during furlough

Posted  June 28, 2013

Fort Huachuca Commissary customers who regularly shop on Tuesdays will have to plan to shop on a different day effective July 9 through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013. The Fort Huachuca Commissary will be closed on Tuesdays when the planned furlough due to sequestration begins the week of July 8. “The commissary…

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Proper counseling, NCO evaluation procedures ease NCOER process

Posted  June 28, 2013

Over the last few months, Inspector General’s Office personnel have seen an increase of issues dealing with noncommissioned officer evaluation reports, or NCOERs. Some of the issues were noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, not being counseled; incorrect counseling dates; issues happening outside the rating period; and individuals who were not the rater completing the NCOER. The…

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305th MI Battalion holds change of command ceremony for incoming, outgoing commanders

Posted  June 28, 2013

In the early morning sun on Wednesday, the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion said goodbye to one commander and welcomed another during the change of command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. John “Muddy” Watters, arrived at Fort Huachuca in August 2010. For the past 24 months, Watters commanded the 305th MI Bn….

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