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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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Firefighter training underway Small fires being lit on FH roadway corridor

Posted  May 31, 2013

The fire department is conducting wildland firefighting certification training through June 7. As part of the training, firefighters will ignite small spot fires along the grass corridor between Squire and Railroad Avenues. The vegetation is very low and between two barriers. The flame and smoke level will also be minimal. Each training session will last…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted  May 31, 2013

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  May 31, 2013

Nolan becomes Army’s first G2 (Intelligence) officer May 28, 1917 When Gen. John Pershing took command of the American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in June 1917, his entire combat force consisted of a small headquarters and a division of infantry troops, with no staff organization or intelligence assets. Seventeen months later, the AEF had grown…

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Runion Dental Clinic rolls out new initiative

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Christopher Hamilton, preventative dental specialist, performs a cleaning. Patients can take advantage of the Go First Class program starting tomorrow to combine appointments for exams, cleanings and fillings. Summer is a time to sink your teeth into corn on the cob, watermelon and barbecued ribs, but starting tomorrow, Runion Dental…

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Warm, dry season means increased fire potential in Southwest

Posted  May 31, 2013

As the weather gets warmer, outdoor activities increase. To ensure that fun continues safely, always bear fire prevention and safety in mind. Starting at the beginning of spring, brush and vegetation begin to dry out, creating prime conditions for wildfires. To avoid accidentally starting a wildfire, bear these important tips in mind: Fireworks are prohibited…

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Civilian of the month

Posted  May 31, 2013

Agency: Electronic Proving Ground, Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate Position and duties: Operations Research/Systems Analyst How long at current assignment: 22 years as of last Monday Residence: Huachuca City Family: Wife and daughter Hobbies: Collecting autographs, photography and cooking Significant accomplishments: Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (4 times); Civilian Volunteer of the Month (May…

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After nearly 50 years, signal headquarters to relocate

Posted  May 31, 2013

After nearly 50 years on Fort Huachuca, Headquarters and Headquarters, 11th Signal Brigade, is relocating.

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News Briefs – May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Resilience Training session slated Resilience Training is available to Department of the Army civilians next Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Murr Community Center. Soldiers can attend this training if instruction is not available through the Military Master Resilience trainers assigned to the unit. Pre-registration is required by close of business…

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FMWR Briefs – May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is open for the season tomorrow. Hours are: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for lap swim only, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for open swim; and federal and training holidays, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for…

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Plan a stay-cation around Sierra Vista

Posted  May 31, 2013

Shadowed by the 9,500-foot peaks of the Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista, at an altitude of 4,650-feet, escapes much of the summer heat that settles into other Arizona valleys.

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