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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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Health & Safety

‘Yikes! Is this turkey done or not?’

Posted  November 15, 2012

FORT LEE, Va. — Seeing pink when slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced they are. Follow these few tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for the…

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Community Briefs – November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

Learn to square dance Sierra Vista’s Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club is offering A-B-C Fun Dances, an easy introduction to square dancing, 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights through mid-January at the Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. Cost is $3 per person; the first night is free. Wear…

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Veterans Day established after World War I

Posted  November 8, 2012

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

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Recycling partnership between Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista continues strong relationship

Posted  November 8, 2012

Mountain Vista Communities has completed its first year of the Fort Huachuca Solid Waste partnership with the City of Sierra Vista Department of Public Works, on July 18. Mountain Vista Communities offers the residents the ability to recycle materials that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. They provide the blue recycle bins to the…

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Fort’s new school liaison officer has solid plan to support students

Posted  November 8, 2012

With the enthusiasm of a teacher entering the classroom for the first time, Erin Schnitger presented her plan on Tuesday. Schnitger was hired one month ago to be the new Fort Huachuca school liaison officer, or SLO. She gave her initial quarterly Student Transition Response Team briefing at Expanding Horizons Child Development Center to educators,…

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Manual for Courts-Martial goes mobile

Posted  November 8, 2012

The rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers is far-reaching into all facets of the U.S. Army. As technology forges ahead, Soldiers in the battlefield, students in classrooms and now attorneys in military courtrooms are using mobile technologies to support their daily operations. At the request of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville,…

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ACS shares news about upcoming events, classes

Posted  November 8, 2012

ACS hours change on Tuesday New hours of operations for Army Community Service will be in effect starting Tuesday and are as follows: Monday – Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Military Family Appreciation Night Military Family Appreciation Night will be held Nov….

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Instructor of the Quarter

Posted  November 8, 2012

Instructor of the Quarter: Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak Agency: 2-13th Aviation Regiment Position: 15W Common Core Instructor, platform instruction in a classroom environment. How long at current assignment: 2 years, since Dec. 2010 How long in government service: 14 years, since July 1998 Residence: Tombstone Family: 2 brothers Hobbies: Golf, playing video games Accomplishments:…

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New online game trains youth against cyber attacks

Posted  November 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Worms, viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware: BEWARE! The National Science Center, or NSC, is now training youth to stay safe from cyber attack malware when they’re surfing the Web or using email and cell phones. A new online game called Cyber Swarm Defenders is targeted to 6th – 8th grade students and is…

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New filters installed on library Internet

Posted  November 8, 2012

Those who use the WIFI connection or the public computers at the Sierra Vista Public Library, might notice something different. Although the library’s policies on computer use and Internet access have not changed, Internet filters have been applied in order to comply with state and federal laws. The Sierra Vista Public Library provides access to…

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