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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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Government shutdown impacts Fort Huachuca

Posted  October 4, 2013

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – All DoD commands, staffs and agencies were directed to begin executing their respective shutdown plans this morning to include the furlough of non-excepted DoD civilians. The Pay Our Military Act allows DoD to provide pay and allowances to service members and currently excepted civilians. During the lapse in appropriations, all of…

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Community Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

VFW hosts Italian dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host an Italian dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per person. The event is open to all members, their guests and all active-duty service members. The dinner will be following by live entertainment…

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Illegitimate Theater Company, FMWR present fall production

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Illegitimate Theater Company, or ITC, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presented Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” Friday through Sunday at Murr Community Center.

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FMWR Briefs – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

See ‘The Sunshine Boys’ live at Murr Family and MWR, along with the Illegitimate Theater Company of Sierra Vista will present Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy in two acts, live on stage at Murr Community Center. Evening performances are set for 7 p.m. today and Saturday. A matinee will be presented at 2…

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News Briefs – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,U,V1,W1,T1,T2,T3,Z Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,U,V1,Z Sunday: F,U,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Tuesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Wednesday: F,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Thursday: F,N,T1,T2,T3,W1,V1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. MI Library closed Monday The CW2 Christopher G. Nason Military Intelligence Library will be closed on Monday in observance…

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Fit for Life – Improve running with attention to pace, form

Posted  October 11, 2013

The most widely practiced and recognized form of cardio is running. It was probably your first means of real play as a child. The military requires it for those not limited by temporary or congenital illness/injury.

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FMWR hosts its third annual ‘Bikes and Bands’ street fair

Posted  October 11, 2013

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Sierra Cycles hit the pavement Saturday to present the “Bikes and Bands” Street Fair.

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Air Force: Collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

Posted  October 11, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year. Approximately 150,000 SIPR Network users will migrate to the Defense Information Systems Agency SIPR email enterprise services over fiscal…

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Marines: First female Marines attend infantry course

Posted  October 11, 2013

The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28.

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ADVS remains open during federal shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services remains open to serve Arizona’s veterans during the federal government shutdown. “Although the federal shutdown affects some services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, ADVS remains fully operational to meet the needs of our veterans and their families,” said Ted Vogt, ADVS director. As of Tuesday, more…

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