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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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MVC offers photography contest to on-post residents

Posted  February 15, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, wants to change the cover picture used on the organization’s website and newsletter. The MVC staff is holding a photo contest for all residents living in Fort Huachuca on-post Family housing and would like the winning entry to portray an actual Family residing in on-post housing here at Fort Huachuca,…

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Chalk Talk – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group Cowboy poets, musicians entertain homeschool group Twenty-two elementary-through-middle-school students from the Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group enjoy entertainment by cowboy musicians and poets on Friday at the Fort Huachuca Youth Center. Friday was the first day of the Cochise County Cowboy Poets Gathering in Sierra Vista. The Utah-based cowboy band, Saddle Strings, sang…

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Community Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Square dance tonight The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding their annual Sweetheart Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. No sweetheart is necessary; singles and couples are welcome! Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact…

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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted  February 8, 2013

Amber Sebal During intermission Wednesday, National Danish Performance Team Manager Mette Mogensen invited members of the audience to join NDPT members in a “handstand” practice on the gym floor at Barnes Field House. More than 50 youth responded, including this girl who was declared “the winner” of the informal practice session. They came. They saw….

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CSA’s strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they produced an Army without peer on the battlefields of Afghanistan…

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DOD, VA to speed integration of health records

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad McNeeley Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki address reporters after meeting at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Monday. The secretaries announced that Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will accelerate the timetable to enable service members to transfer their electronic health care records from one…

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Obama Calls on Congress to avoid sequestration

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Tuesday called on Congress to avoid deep, across-the-board spending cuts looming March 1 under a “sequestration” mechanism in budget law and to take a balanced approach to America’s debt problems. If sequestration happens, hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees could be furloughed and readiness of the military force…

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CC Sheriff’s Office investigates scam here

Posted  February 8, 2013

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office personnel are investigating three cases of a “ransom scam” reported in the past two weeks. This scam has previously existed and has recently resurfaced in more metropolitan areas. It incorporates a malware virus into a user’s personal computer, or PC, and creates significant issues for the victim. The scam begins when…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

Courtesy photo — Sisler Family 1st Lt. George Sisler was stationed in Vietnam. MI lieutenant killed in Vietnam, awarded Medal of Honor Feb. 7, 1967 Some military officers are destined to be heroes, and 1st Lt. George Sisler seemed destined to be among their ranks. First Lieutenant George Sisler received the Medal of Honor, posthumously,…

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Divisions will get nine Gray Eagles to train, but deploy with 12

Posted  February 8, 2013

The Army plans additional Gray Eagle units, one for each of 10 active-duty divisions, and several more for special operations units, aerial exploitation units and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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