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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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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted  March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Posted  March 1, 2013

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses Pentagon employees and service members during an all-hands call on Hagel’s first day at the Pentagon, Wednesday. Hagel earlier took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. He also issued a written message to…

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FMWR Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Cochise College Rodeo set for this weekend Saturday and Sunday, Family and MWR, the Sierra Vista Riding Club and Cochise College will host the Cochise College Rodeo at Wren Arena, Fort Huachuca. Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. for slack rodeo, and the performance will start at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Exceptional Rodeo starts at 10…

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11th Signal Brigade to relocate to Fort Hood, Texas

Posted  March 1, 2013

On Feb. 18, the Department of Defense approved the planned relocation of the 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters from Fort Huachuca to Fort Hood, Texas. This relocation action is not associated with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 directed actions and involves slightly more than 100 active duty personnel. The completion of the relocation is tentatively scheduled…

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Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

Posted  March 1, 2013

Sgt. Robert England Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Reed, 11th Signal Brigade, shows senior noncommissioned officers the proper technique for hooking up signal satellite equipment to a star ground safety device on Feb. 21. During the annual leaders’ symposium, senior leaders gathered on Fort Huachuca to learn and incorporate new operating procedures at their respective…

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Visit “El Puerto del Dado,” pass of chance

Posted  March 1, 2013

A visit to Fort Bowie National Historic Site, a National Park Service site in southeastern Arizona, begins at the northernmost edge of the Chiricahua Mountain Range in an area known as Apache Pass.

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309th MI Bn. Sentinel Pursuit 8K

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy Photo Caption: On Saturday, 152 runners turned out for the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th MI Bn. Headquarters on Hunt Avenue. On Saturday morning, 152 runners ran in the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th Military Battalion…

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‘Domicile,’ ‘legal residence’ often confused

Posted  March 1, 2013

People often confuse the terms “home of record,” “domicile,” “legal residence” and “residence.” While a person’s “home of record” cannot be changed because this is the place where they were living when they entered the military, a “domicile,” “legal residence” and “residence” can change. Basically the terms “domicile” and “legal residence” refer to the same…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: March 1,2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Corps of Intelligence Police School opened Feb. 24, 1941 The Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP, had been in existence since 1917, and CIP agents served both with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I as well as in the United States. But after that war ended, a military drawdown ensued, and…

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Community Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Public tax assistance available Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, sites are available for free tax preparation and electronic filing, offer Internal Revenue Service certified tax preparers, asset development and savings products and services. Sites are available at Cochise County Workforce Development and Goodwill Industries. Those with household incomes under $57,000 can file federal and…

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