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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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Obama takes oath of office recognizing military contributions

Posted  January 25, 2013

White House photo by Sonya Hebert   WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office for his second term as the 44th U.S. president and commander in chief on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Monday, honoring the men and women in uniform who have preserved America’s freedoms throughout its history. More than…

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Local input wanted on SV traffic congestion study

Posted  January 25, 2013

The City of Sierra Vista and the Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Feb. 7 to receive input for an ongoing study to identify options for improving traffic flow by reducing the number of motorists who drive alone to work or school. The study team for the Sierra Vista Transportation Efficiency…

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Military Kids Website also helps parents, educators

Posted  January 25, 2013

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The Defense Department website for military children has added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children. Since its launch in January 2012, MilitaryKidsConnect.org has served more than 125,000 visitors and won five industry excellence awards. To mark the one-year anniversary, the…

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Old Soldiers Never Die … Six retire on Brown Parade Field during quarterly IRC

Posted  January 25, 2013

Sgt. Bobby England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. Rich Rivera, Network Enterprise Technology Command, assistant chief of staff, G-1 and Sgt. Maj. Aurora Patterson, NETCOM assistant chief of staff, g-1, sergeant major presided over the Quarterly Installation Retirement ceremony and awarded six retirees with 144 years of combined military service with certificates and plaques for their…

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Year in review, 2012 — 25/50 anniversaries of the Military Intelligence Corps

Posted  January 25, 2013

Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, leads the Military Intelligence Corps on a run on June 29, in honor of the 25/50 anniversaries of the Corps. Pfc. Geoffrey Wilkerson, Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard, represents the Civil War Soldier during the ribbon cutting on the new MI Soldier Heritage…

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Fatal Army accidents down in first quarter of 2013, sustaining trend from previous years

Posted  January 25, 2013

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released accident statistics for the first quarter of fiscal [year] 2013, and the data shows a continued overall decline in both on- and off-duty accidental deaths. Fiscal 2012 was the Army’s safest year since Sept. 11, 2001, and the third-safest year on record. Fatal accidents have remained steady…

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TRICARE, DFAS addressed in this month’s column

Posted  January 25, 2013

Retiree Appreciation Day On behalf of the Retiree Council and all retirees who attended the Retiree Appreciation Day on Jan. 12, thank you to Rosalie Monge, Tina Moody and the entire Retirement Services Office staff that made the event a huge success. The entire team, to include the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre staff, is to…

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Uncasing ceremony officially welcomes unit ‘home’

Posted  January 25, 2013

Photos by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold, 11th Signal Brigade From left, Col. Patrick Dedham, brigade commander, 11th Signal Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen, commander sergeant major, 11th Signal Brigade uncase the brigade colors on Brown Parade Field, Jan. 17. The ceremony symbolizes the unit’s official return home. The 11th Signal Brigade Colors Uncasing…

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Military Intelligence heritage celebrated at monument dedication

Posted  January 25, 2013

Photos by Tanja Linton The Military Intelligence Crest Monument, dedicated as the finale of the 25/50 Military Intelligence Commemoration year, stands in front of Alvarado Hall. The bronze crests, designed to complement the MI Sphinx which has been a symbol of MI since 1923, represent 50 years as an MI Branch (left) and 25 years…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: January 25, 2013

Posted  January 25, 2013

Courtesy of the U.S. Navy USS Pueblo (AGER-2) off San Diego, Oct. 19, 1967, was captured by North Korea on Jan. 23, 1968. The ship is still held by North Korea today, currently moored in the Taedong River in Pyongyang and used as a museum ship. USS Pueblo comes under attack Jan. 23, 1968 The…

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