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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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Three take ‘PRIDE’ in new degrees

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 2-13th Aviation Regiment has announced that three of its instructors have earned their Associate of Applied Science in Education degree from Cochise College.

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  July 5, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by retired Lt. Col Mark Overberg, deputy chief, Army Retirement Services.) AKO transition will affect retirees On April 26, Army Secretary John McHugh signed a memo outlining the Army’s transition from Army Knowledge Online™, or AKO, to the…

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Collection Act provides debtors protection

Posted  July 5, 2013

Anyone who uses a credit card, owes money on a personal loan or is paying on a home mortgage is a debtor. Those who fall behind in repaying their creditors or have an error made on their accounts may be contacted by a debt collector. In either situation, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires…

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Senior enlisted noncommissioned officer position changes hands

Posted  July 5, 2013

On June 28, Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant major to another.

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101 Days of Summer campaign going strong

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, serves to remind us that we cannot afford to lose focus on safety, either on or off duty. The summer season is a dangerous time of year for the Army, with notable increases in off-duty accidental fatalities. The 101…

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Thunderbirds land at Fort Hood, Texas, begin new chapter there

Posted  July 5, 2013

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Signal Brigade, held their inaugural uncasing ceremony June 26 on Fort Hood’s Sadowski Field. Brig. Gen. Clark LeMasters, Jr., commander, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), presided over last week’s ceremony.

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Community Briefs July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Is photography in her future? Courtesy of the Fort Huachuca School-Age Center Rachael Graupner, 6, who attends Fort Huachuca’s School-Age Center, won a regional award from the Boys and Girls Club of America in their National ImageMakers Photography Contest. She was presented with a certificate and a $50 gift card from a local merchant on…

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Make it yours Program encourages post residents to beautify their yards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has reintroduced a former Fort Huachuca housing program that encourages residents of on-post quarters to individualize their yards

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FMWR Briefs – July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

TMAC will re-open Tuesday Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, including the lunch buffet, will re-open Tuesday. For more information, call 533.3802 or 533.7322. Save 15 percent on framing During July, Arts & Crafts Framing Solutions will “celebrate America” by offering 15 percent off any framing order for posters, prints, photos or shadow boxes that include an…

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News Briefs – July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

Reduce energy use to save money To avoid high cost “peak demand” electric utility charges added to Fort Huachuca electric invoices this summer, officials ask fort personnel to conserve electricity use from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day when temperatures are high. Adjust air conditioning set-points to 78 degrees while buildings are occupied, 85…

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