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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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Recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, or AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation are unaffected by defense budget cuts.

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CECOM ISEC provides technical support for 82nd Airborne Division’s new Joint Operations Center at Fort Bragg

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Bragg, N.C. — The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Command’s Information Systems Engineering Command, or USAISEC, is providing technical assistance in support of audio and visual information systems at the 82nd Airborne Division’s new headquarters facility at Fort Bragg, N.C. “ISEC is responsible for the engineer, furnish, install and test of audio and visual information systems…

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Credit report disputes — what people need to know

Posted  September 6, 2013

Imagine being in the market for a new car. You visit a dealership downtown and find the perfect car – low mileage, great condition, all the bells and whistles. You tell the dealer he’s made the sale, but you will need financing. He pulls your credit score and goes to work. But when he returns…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history: September 6

Posted  September 6, 2013

Army Intelligence Center established at Fort Holabird, Md. Photo property of U.S. Army This was the entrance of the Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Md., in 1957. Sept. 1, 1954 In the years following World War II, the Army’s intelligence organizations were divided into the assistant chief of staff for Intelligence (previously the Military…

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Be a hero during National Preparedness Month

Posted  September 6, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month, or NPM. NPM, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Army Campaign and U.S. Army leadership. The event is designed to heighten awareness and encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. The theme for this year’s NPM is “You…

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Metal detecting may lead to penalties, injuries

Posted  September 6, 2013

Although metal detecting or treasure hunting is a fun hobby, and hunting for lost items in public use areas is considered relatively harmless, metal detector use on Fort Huachuca is strictly prohibited. Over the past summer, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, or ENRD, personnel have encountered people using metal detectors at picnic areas and found…

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Don’t let stigma keep you from seeking help

Posted  September 6, 2013

I have been employed by the Army for more than 39 years. During my career, I’ve seen Soldiers be ridiculed because they went on sick call or singled out because they had problems. I know the frustrations leaders face when they are trying to complete a mission and they have Soldiers who are unavailable for…

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Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army’s civilian workforce

Posted  September 6, 2013

Photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., right, and Congressman Ron Barber share an umbrella during a monsoon storm on Fort Huachuca Aug.29 when the two men visited here. Westphal’s visit was part of a three-day trip to Arizona to address Army leaders about the impact of…

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Community Briefs September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Sierra Vista has created a brochure detailing important telephone numbers, reminders, and other recommendations to help people prepare for emergencies. This brochure is available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “emergency brochure”). For more information or for a quantity of brochures, call 439.2167. Marines…

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Take a wallet-friendly cruise next vacation, military rates available

Posted  September 13, 2013

In the midst of everyday life, it can be easy to lose sight of the importance of relaxation.

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