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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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Details on Month of the Military Child Celebration

Posted  April 12, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services will host the annual Month of the Military Child Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center. Army-wide, April is the “Month of the Military Child” and all military children are spotlighted and honored for the challenges they endure in order for their parents…

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Paying tribute to our Military Children

Posted  April 12, 2013

For decades, the armed forces have called on people to serve this great nation, and throughout that time, their children have served right alongside them. In honor of their courage and support, then-Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated each April as the Month of the Military Child in 1986. Before Weinberger’s proclamation however, it was assumed…

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Military Brats: Then and Now

Posted  April 12, 2013

While the term “military brat” may seem derogatory to some, many embrace the term, seeing it as a term of endearment and respect. As a child of a Soldier, the term “Little Traveler” was used in literature dating back to 1811. The modern acronym for today’s military brat is Born, Raised and Trained.

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News Briefs – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Correction to allergy article The article featuring the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Allergy Clinic on Page 6A of the April 5 Scout was incorrect. The RWBAHC Allergy Clinic no longer provides skin testing, pulmonary function testing and broncho-dialator nebulization due to an actual allergist not in the clinic. Patients need to have a…

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FMWR Briefs – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Celebrate military children Saturday Everyone is invited to celebrate the “Month of the Military Child” tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. There will be activities for the entire family, including games, jumping castles, paintball, giveaways, information booths, free lunch, popcorn, Barney’s Backyard Barnyard Petting Zoo, and much more….

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CSMS raises diabetes awareness through 3K event

Posted  April 12, 2013

Get ready, get set, run for your life! Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, will host its second Run For Your Life 3K Run/Walk April 26 for all members of the Fort Huachuca community in addition to students.

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Community Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

VFW Ladies host dinner The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will host a roasted pork loin dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The dinner includes potatoes, gravy, vegetables, roll and butter, salad and dessert. Cost is $9 per person and live entertainment is set for 8 p.m….

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Fort Huachuca’s Mavericks finish undefeated

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Mavericks, one of the three Fort Huachuca junior division basketball teams, closed out the season undefeated on April 5 at Joyce Clark Middle School in Sierra Vista.

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DoD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

Posted  April 5, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28. Senior defense officials said the updated policies and procedures provide a framework that improves safety for sexual assault victims, standardizes victim-assistance services across the force, enhances prevention efforts and…

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As the weather heats up, keep summer safety in mind

Posted  April 5, 2013

Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames Chris Gruszkos, lead instructor with the Army Traffic Safety Training Program at Fort Lee, Va., demonstrates an S-turn on a Yamaha sport cruiser at a National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event. During this fiscal year and as of March 18, 36 Soldiers have died in motorcycle and personal vehicle…

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