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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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Services continue efforts to open combat jobs for women

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon’s director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here Wednesday. Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on women in service, Juliet Beyler said the services…

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DS Logon offers convenience, practicality – a ‘must’ for retirees

Posted  July 26, 2013

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was compiled by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Roberts.) WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, is a relatively new, secure, self-service logon ID that allows Department of Defense, or DoD, and Department of Veterans Affairs,…

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Contest depicts military life through interlocking blocks

Posted  July 26, 2013

Local Lego® enthusiasts presented their best military-themed creations in Fort Huachuca’s first-ever Lego® Building Competition at Murr Community Center this month

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TMAC hosts free blues performance in August

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy photo   The Thunder Mountain Activity Centre brings in Delta Groove recording artists Andy T-Nick Nixon Band here Aug. 4, 5 – 7 p.m. to rock the house with some Nashville blues. The performance is open to the public and all ages. Admission is free. There will be a pay-as-you-go bar and food will…

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Community Briefs July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a free Youth Leadership workshop, sponsored by Toastmasters International and geared toward middle school students. Participants will learn and develop speaking and leadership skills, overcome nervousness when asked to speak before audiences, organize and present ideas, listen to others, and participate and lead group discussions…

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CASAs serve states as civilian, military liaisons

Posted  July 19, 2013

Courtesy of Dr. Randy Groth Dr. Randy Groth, left, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army for Arizona, and Col. Timothy Faulkner, former Fort Huachuca garrison commander, spoke during a briefing prior to the National Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Conference, held on Fort Huachuca in 2011. Civilian aides to the…

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Budget constraints lead to postponement of 2013 MI HoF induction

Posted  July 19, 2013

In a letter released earlier this month, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, announced his decision to postpone the 2013 Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, or MI HoF, induction ceremony. “Given the budget constraints felt throughout the Army and the Department of Defense this…

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40th ESB change of command about both troops, commanders

Posted  July 19, 2013

Photo by Sgt. Robert England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. James Parks III, 11th Signal Brigade. commander, center, passes the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion colors to Lt. Col. David Thomas, 40th ESB commander, right, during the 40th ESB Change of Command Ceremony July 12 at Brown Parade Field here. Thomas arrived from Special Operations Command at…

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Physical fitness policies raise questions

Posted  July 19, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Capt. Alex Spalloni, Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion (foreground), and 2nd Lt. Kevin Sheehan, Company C, 304th MI Bn., wear the issued warm-weather physical training uniform while lifting weights at Barnes Field House during physical training readiness hours. All Soldiers, permanent party and students are issued a warm weather and cold weather…

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First foreign MICCC manager prepares to return home

Posted  July 19, 2013

Courtesy Photo From left, Maj. Paul Gittins, poses for a photo with former U.K exchange officers, Maj. Don Walker and Maj. Andrew Fulton. Following their service as Military Intelligence Captains’ Career Course instructors, Walker and Fulton remained in the U.S. and currently work as contractors on Fort Huachuca. Maj. Peter Dennison, not pictured, is the…

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