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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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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Museums offering free admission to military More than 2,000 museums nationwide are offering free admission to military personnel through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Military service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their Families are eligible. This is the fifth year for the Blue Star Museums Program created by the National Endowment for the Arts…

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111th MI Brigade announces AIT Platoon Sergeant of Year

Posted  June 6, 2014

After more than two days of intense physical and mental challenges, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade announced Sgt. 1st Class Charles Sheffield, Company B, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, as the 2014 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year on Wednesday.

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Marines: VMGR-252 aerial refuels HMX-1 during trans-Atlantic flight

Posted  June 6, 2014

Three KC-130J Super Hercules from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 left Cherry Point May 27 for a week-long deployment in support of Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 as the helicopter squadron completed its first trans-Atlantic flight in the squadron’s MV-22B Ospreys.

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  June 6, 2014

Col. Ethan Allen Hitchcock forms Mexican Spy Company June 5, 1847 The young West Point cadet raised his right hand on July 17, 1817, and swore this oath: “I, Ethan Allen Hitchcock, appointed a Third Lieutenant of Artillery in the Army of the United States, do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will bear true…

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Health & Safety

Unit representatives learn about suicide intervention

Posted  June 6, 2014

Suicide Prevention Program Trainer Ben Bauman facilitates the Ask, Care, Escort — Suicide Intervention training at Murr Community Center May 28. The purpose of ACE-SI training is to “train-the-trainer” so they can go back to their organizations or units and teach the suicide intervention course to small groups in order to give them the benefit…

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Civilian of the Month

Posted  June 6, 2014

Civilian of the Month: Doug Jefferson Agency: United States Army Electronic Proving Ground Position and duties: Operational test officer, responsible for the planning and coordination of test events that are operationally realistic How long at current assignment: Since November 2004 How long in government service: 11 years active duty, 20 years in service Residence: Hereford…

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TRADOC recognizes Army’s best instructors

Posted  June 6, 2014

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognized the best instructors in the Army during a ceremony in the Morelli Auditorium here, May 30. During the ceremony, Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, known as TRADOC, emphasized that the instructor position is a critical job in…

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Spouses appreciated, recognized through career development assistance programs

Posted  June 6, 2014

Maranda Flynn Stacy Jones, director, Army Community Service, left, presents an arrangement flowers to Bethel Francis, Financial Readiness Program manager, Army Community Service, May 29, in honor of being selected as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Military Spouse of the Day for May 28 at Army Community Service, Fort Huachuca. Being an Army spouse is…

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June 6, 1944: Today marks 70th anniversary of D-Day Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s message sent just prior to invasion:

Posted  June 6, 2014

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in…

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Post promotes summer safety with fair, comedy show

Posted  June 6, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Soldiers and Civilians from 18 different units and organizations visit the Summer Safety Awareness Expo May 29 in Barnes Field House. The two-day event promoted the 101 Critical Day of Summer Safety campaign. In accordance with the 101 Critical Day of Summer safety campaign, Fort Huachuca held its annual Summer Safety Expo at…

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