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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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Chalk Talk – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Shuronia Lindo Mrs. Searls, principal’s secretary (left) and Mrs. Johnson, principal, General Myer Elementary School, congratulate fourth-grade student Ryan Gonzalez, 9, the 3rd-place winner of the Cochise County Spelling Bee, for capturing the honor. He won a $50 gift certificate for his win. General Myer School Through the General Myer Elementary School Character Counts program,…

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Black history celebrated on FH in spite of inclement weather

Posted  February 22, 2013

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold Pastor T.L. Simpson, senior chaplain, New Jerusalem Community Church, talks to the crowd about the significance of Black History Month. Simpson was the guest speaker at Wednesday’s Black American History event at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca. Snow and inclement weather did not prevent Fort Huachuca from recognizing…

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Garrison commander addresses workforce about possible furlough

Posted  February 22, 2013

To Our Dedicated Civilian Workforce: “On Wednesday morning, the Secretary of Defense notified Congress that all DoD civilian employees will receive notification of a possible furlough. This includes the civilian workforce at Fort Huachuca. “This is a procedural step at this point. If the budget situation is not resolved by March 1, and a furlough…

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Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on preparations for potential sequestration on March 1 and furlough notifications

Posted  February 22, 2013

To All Department of Defense Personnel: “For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that would do both to this…

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FH-trained tracker Airmen protect Bagram

Posted  February 22, 2013

Senior Airman Chris Willis, USAF Tech. Sgt. John Dolbee (left) and Staff Sgt. Ben DeSantiago connect a power source to a ground sensor for an enemy movement and detection training scenario Feb. 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The team uses a series of search techniques from simple, eyes-on to ground sensors to track insurgent activity…

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I-10 east of Tucson to close overnight March 8

Posted  February 22, 2013

A major interstate closure between Tucson and Benson overnight on March 8 will force drivers to alter travel plans or prepare for a 67-mile detour, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Approximately 30 miles east of downtown Tucson, Interstate 10 will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. March 8 until 6 a.m….

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SIPRNet migration to take place on FH

Posted  February 22, 2013

The Secure Internet Protocol Router Network, or SIPRNet, locally managed exchange email accounts will be migrated to a centrally managed Department of Defense Enterprise Email, or DEE, on Thursday. This is an effort to move DoD assets to “the cloud” to consolidate resources and reduce costs, according to Ken Forner, chief, Server Management Branch, Fort…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: February 23, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Army Security Agency flies Last ARDF mission in Vietnam Courtesy of Carlos Collat The last formation of aircraft with LEFT JAB systems fly over Vietnam. Notice the extended antenna on the two systems in the front of the formation. Feb. 16, 1973 In February 1968, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV, established a requirement for…

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Support programs available to retirees, Family members

Posted  February 22, 2013

Many retirees may be unaware of a number of services that remain available to them, even after leaving active duty. Regardless of their branch of service, retirees and their Family members may use the following support activities: Army Community Service The Army Community Service, or ACS, mission is to facilitate the commander’s ability to provide…

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704th MI Brigade trains in Utah mountains

Posted  February 22, 2013

In preparation for an upcoming deployment, Soldiers of Company A, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, traveled to Camp Williams for several weeks of training in the mountains of Utah.

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