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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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Sequester furloughs — what it means to IMCOM workforce

Posted  March 22, 2013

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Army civilian personnel are bracing for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Approximately 251,000 Department of the Army civilians have been or will be notified soon if they will be furloughed up to 22 days starting in April. In order to meet national security responsibilities,…

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Army Career and Alumni program continues to serve transitioning Soldiers

Posted  March 22, 2013

If you aren’t a Soldier leaving the military or a veteran seeking a career change, please find one and tell him or her my story. The Army Career and Alumni Program works, and I am proof. ACAP opened the door to my second career. I retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years in September…

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on 10-year anniversary of Iraq War

Posted  March 22, 2013

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. While that conflict has been brought to an end, we must never lose sight of the tremendous sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform made during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Every one of the more than one million…

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Reflecting on the past, present, future of women’s history

Posted  March 22, 2013

Photos by Maranda Flynn Judith Gignac, independent consultant, spoke as the guest of honor at the Women’s History Month Observance, held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Wednesday. Following the event’s theme of “Women inspiring Innovation through Imagination,” she focused her speech on the celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In…

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Practice exercises help installation prepare for disaster

Posted  March 22, 2013

Fire! The wail of sirens sounds out as Fort Huachuca firefighters respond to the call. Winds fan the flames of a fast-moving wildfire as smoke fills the air. A fire is racing toward Fort Huachuca’s cantonment area and building evacuation gets underway. Everyone knows what to do, and Fort Huachuca and community emergency personnel respond…

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FH to celebrate Passover on Monday in Main Post Chapel

Posted  March 22, 2013

Passover, the Biblically-ordained Festival of Freedom, will be observed by Jews the world over starting on Monday evening and concluding at nightfall, April 2. Those interested can observe the festival at the traditional Jewish Passover Seder at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Main Post Chapel’s activities room. The suggested donation for the Seder is…

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Moments in MI History

Posted  March 22, 2013

SIGINT — WAC’s springboard into military intelligence Personnel at Arlington Hall Station study IBM runs to determine traffic characteristics. World War II served as the springboard for women’s entry into the intelligence field, especially Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT. Beginning in mid-1943, Women’s Army Corps, or WAC, personnel served in the Signal Security Agency, or SSA,…

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Thunderbird Soldiers complete Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII survivors, fallen POWs

Posted  March 22, 2013

Most people would never consider paying money to go for a walk, let alone a march. Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade and others did exactly that at this year’s Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range

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Community comes together to bury forgotten veterans

Posted  March 22, 2013

American Legion Riders are pictured at the front of the line that leads the Honor Guard Soldiers to the ceremony stage. Their members, along with the Sons of the American Revolution Tucson Chapter form the flag line.   Sgt. Alfonso Franco and Staff Sgt. Jasmin Thompson, both assigned to the Fort Huachuca Honor Guard, U.S….

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News Briefs – March 22, 2013

Posted  March 22, 2013

Get 2013 FH phone books now The 2013 Fort Huachuca telephone directories are now available at the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., Building 21115, across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field. Organizations needing 12 books or more should call 533.1283 in advance to arrange for pickup. Fort Tax Center open on…

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