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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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Community Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

See sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw The 1,500-acre Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area wildlife habitat is famous for the large population of Sandhill Cranes from October through February. See them for another few weeks. Per those who lead guided tours, the best time to go is at about 6 to 7 a.m. to watch them take…

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Posted  February 21, 2014

Students participate in hands (and feet)-on activity Christen McCracken Quiana Reed, 11, photographs (from left) Sara Michel, 11; Juliana Gonzales, 11; Gillian Overcast, 10; Kayla Batiste, 11; and Ethan Scott, 11, climb around while learning at the Flandrau Planetarium at the University of Arizona in Tucson during a field trip Jan. 19. All fifth grade…

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Spartan Race makes Soldiers stronger

Posted  February 21, 2014

A group of Soldiers from U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, participated in a grueling obstacle course on Feb. 9, at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds at Fort McDowell, four hours north of Fort Huachuca.

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FMWR Briefs – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

‘Magic the Gathering’ event scheduled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, and Murr Community Center will host the Arizona Magic Invitational “Magic The Gathering” qualifying event tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for active duty or $25 for all others. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of people who…

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News Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

SV plans prescribed burns The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department will conduct several controlled burns at the Environmental Operations Park north of State Route 90 through the end of the month. The burns will be during the week, 9:30 a.m. – noon each day, weather permitting. The burns are part of scheduled maintenance…

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Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

Posted  February 21, 2014

When racing blindly down the mountain at 80 miles per hour, trust and teamwork are crucial for two Soldier-athletes who attribute their resilience in the sport of luge to military training.

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Soldiers see Russian history at Sochi Opening Ceremony

Posted  February 21, 2014

Team USA marched into Fisht Olympic Stadium to thunderous applause during an opening ceremony choreographed to highlight centuries of Russian folklore and history.

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Air Force: Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted  February 21, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center, or AFPC, officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face personnel interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions…

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Marines: 1st MLG motivates students at local elementary school

Posted  February 21, 2014

Hundreds of shouts rang through the air as students raced alongside Marines during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.”

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Army Band in demand

Posted  February 21, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski The Military Intelligence Corps Band’s brass quintet performs during an evening Memorial Day ceremony in the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. The band often performs in small ensembles focusing on a particular genre of music. The Military Intelligence Corps Band, or MI Corps Band, is the only active duty band in Arizona, and…

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