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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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Community Briefs April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

VFW hosts steak fry The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Steak Fry featuring an 8-ounce sirloin with onions and mushrooms, baked potato, corn, western beans, dinner roll and salad from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the VFW, 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per member and $10…

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Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Department of the Army is reaching out to gather community-unique considerations to support the Army making the best decisions to realign its force structure to 490k to achieve the fiscal reductions required by the Budget Control Act of 2011, while mitigating – to the extent possible – impacts to local communities. This is not…

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CSLA training center uses adapter, saves money, time, lives

Posted  April 12, 2013

In 2012, Don Meyer, an instructor with the Communications Security Logistics Activity, or CSLA, New Equipment Training team here, created a solution that simplified their In-Line Network Encryptor, or INE, KG-175D training course with a short-term savings to the Army of more than $25,000. Previous to his solution, each student in the course was required…

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USAICoE achieves excellence through collaboration

Posted  April 12, 2013

New multimedia center offers an integrated approach to developing instruction A merger of funding, knowledge and innovation will soon equate to big savings for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence which is weeks away from opening its state-of-the-art collaboration laboratory . With the multipurpose facility, USAICoE organizations will have access to instructional design expertise,…

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Fort hosts annual Holocaust observance

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Military Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence invites the public to participate in a Days of Remembrance observance at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Fitch Auditorium here. Dr. Samuel Caron, a psychologist at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, will address this year’s theme, “Never Again: Heeding…

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August Selective Early Retirement Board could affect 1,200 field grade officers

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant colonels and colonels. The move is just one part of a larger Army effort to meet its congressionally mandated end strength reduction. WASHINGTON — In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant…

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CSM Rambert assumes responsibility of 11th Signal Brigade

Posted  April 12, 2013

Photo by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold The 11th Signal Brigade outgoing command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Major Earl Allen, accepts the symbolic sword as he prepares to pass it to the 11th Signal Brigade commander, Col. Patrick Dedham. Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice A. Rambert assumed responsibility as the 11th Signal Brigade command sergeant major Friday…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  April 12, 2013

USAICS breaks ground for new academic facilityBy Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian Photo courtesy U.S. Army USAIC’s new academic complex in 1980: Top left is Sisler Hall, center right is Alvarado Hall, and bottom is Walker Hall. The road at the top of the photo is Hatfield Street. April 9, 1979 When the first shovel broke…

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EFMP Respite Care provides support

Posted  April 12, 2013

Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of…

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Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep ‘eye in the sky’

Posted  April 12, 2013

UAS Soldiers deploy Shadows to facilitate numerous roles during operations, from long-range reconnaissance, to targeting enemy forces for air or artillery strikes.

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