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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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Army Air Force Exchange Service sets Independence Day holiday hours

Posted  July 3, 2014

Launderette Always Open   Main Exchange Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Furniture/Outdoor Living Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop, Papito’s Puros Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m….

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New HT-JCOE award recognizes Army honor graduates

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Human Intelligence Training — Joint Center of Excellence has begun recognizing the Army honor graduates of its Source Operations Course and the Defense Advanced Tradecraft Course with the Col. KB Reid Human Intelligence Award. The top U.S. Army student, military or Civilian, who exceeds course standards receives the KB Reid HUMINT Award, named in…

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Keep pets safe during 4th of July fireworks

Posted  July 3, 2014

Fireworks are a high point for any Independence Day celebration; however pets can become distressed by the additional noise and commotion. In fact, animal shelters across the nation are accustomed to receiving “July 4th” dogs — dogs who run off during the fireworks celebration and are rescued by animal control officers or good Samaritans. Planning…

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Be fire safe during July 4 holiday weekend

Posted  July 3, 2014

Fort Huachuca Fire Department personnel wish everyone a festive and safe 4th of July. Events on that day are enjoyable for Families and friends, celebrating the independence of America in 1776. By being safe and following the guidelines of local jurisdictions we can better prepare ourselves to avoid injuries or fires. The fire service has…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted  July 3, 2014

On the 4th of July Americans everywhere celebrate the independence of our great Nation. Many will commemorate our country’s freedom with cookouts, parades, concerts, and firework displays. While we celebrate our Nation’s independence, we must not forget that the freedoms we enjoy have come with a heavy price. I ask all of you to reflect…

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Use fireworks safely over July 4th holiday weekend

Posted  July 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Shooting-off fireworks on Independence Day is becoming more hazardous, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission study issued June 26. In 2013, there were eight deaths and an estimated 11,400 consumers who sustained injuries related to fireworks, the CPSC study said. This represents an increase from 8,700 injuries in 2012. Sixty-five percent, or…

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111th MI Bde. changes leaders during ceremony with unusual touches

Posted  July 3, 2014

The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade began its change of command ceremony on Chaffee Parade Field with two special events to bid farewell to its outgoing Commander Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, and to welcome incoming Commander Col. Kevin Wilkinson, June 27.

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Community Briefs July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Astronomy Club to meet The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold its next meeting today, 7 p.m., in the Student Union Building, Community Room at Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. Glenn Minuth will present “What Does it Take to Make a Telescope?” It will retrace the construction of the Mt. Graham International Observatory….

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July is National Hot Dog Month No matter what their origin, who named them, hot dogs are fun

Posted  July 11, 2014

Hot dogs are among America’s favorite foods.

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FMWR Briefs – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

MCT performance set for Saturday The Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” will be presented Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Colonel Johnston Elementary School. More than 50 local students will perform in the production, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call 520.533.4823. SFA schedules free family pool carnival Sports,…

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