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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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Dempsey calls on DOD leaders to mitigate sequester effects

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. In a videotaped message to the department posted on his Facebook page, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that solid leadership at all…

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DoD civilian furloughs begin; many fort offices have reduced hours or close on certain days

Posted  July 12, 2013

The furlough of Department of Defense civilian employees began on Monday. This led to reduced or changed hours for a number of operations and offices on Fort Huachuca as a result of reduced civilian staffing. The Fort Huachuca Museum now operates on a four-day-per week schedule and is closed Sundays and Mondays. In addition to…

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Silent sentinel is no more

Posted  July 12, 2013

The pine tree that stood watch at Fort Huachuca’s Main Gate for decades is gone. Along with several other trees on post, it was a victim of Tuesday night’s violent storm. The remnant of a tropical storm brought thunder, lightning, heavy rainfall and high winds to the area earlier this week, causing widespread damage as…

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Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  July 12, 2013

Photo property of the U.S. Army Sgt. Peter de Pasqua was a Corps of Intelligence Police agent during World War I. July 11, 1917 On July 11, 1917, Maj. Dennis Nolan, Intelligence chief in Gen. John Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in World War I, wrote to the chief of staff of the Army…

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Determine eligibility for special education and comparable services

Posted  July 12, 2013

Army Community Service The time for summer permanent change of station moves is upon us. Although each state and the Department of Defense, or DoD, schools have different implementing rules for special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires that a student’s individualized education program, or IEP, be honored upon relocation whether…

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SV public library celebrates Local Children’s Author Month

Posted  July 12, 2013

During the month of July, Local Children’s Author Month, the staff at the Sierra Vista Public Library are celebrating different local children’s book authors. Each week, library personnel are featuring a locally written book by hosting a reading and interactive workshop with the authors. Each program begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Programs are free,…

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TRADOC leads review of MOS standards, gender integration

Posted  July 12, 2013

As the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to design the force of the future, it will also review the standards for all Soldiers – men and women alike – to support the future force.

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ACU – Alternate uniform offers more fit options

Posted  July 12, 2013

A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

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Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

Posted  July 12, 2013

Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn’t always cooperate in people’s favor.

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