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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 dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

Posted  July 11, 2014

Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Public Health Sugar is being called “the new tobacco.” Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Army dentists have been fighting on the front lines against sugar for decades. Despite…

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CSA sends message on motorcycle safety

Posted  July 11, 2014

Leaders, I know you all take safety very seriously. However, as of June 27, we have had a substantial rise in fatal motorcycle accidents over the preceding 90 days. Both the VCSA and leadership at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center have released messages within the past month highlighting the issue, yet losses continue to…

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JITC celebrates 25 years of interoperability on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 11, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Debra Depew, the longest serving JITC employee; Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, JITC senior enlisted leader; Glenwood Bradley, JITC’s first commander from February 1988 to February 1995; Col. Doug Orsi, commander, JITC; and Marlowe Harris, the newest member of the JITC team, cut a ceremonial cake to aid in the 25th birthday…

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Community Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Carr House program features hummingbirds Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Carr House, with “Hummingbirds: More than Just Eye Candy.” Sheri Williamson, director, Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, will describe “singing” feathers, streamlined genomes, and continent-spanning migrations. These are some of the latest mind-boggling discoveries that…

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NCO Academy promotes camaraderie, hosts 3-mile run

Posted  July 18, 2014

Staff Sgt. Ashley Wilson, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, sets up water stations for Soldiers participating in a 3-mile run Friday. Soldiers started and ended the run at Brock Field.   Command Sgt. Maj. Bret Wiegmann, Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant, gives a post pep talk to around 300 NCOA Soldiers Friday on Brock Field. Wiegmann was pleased…

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FMWR Briefs – July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

9/11 memorial fundraiser We all remember where we were on September 11th 2001. Now the City, Fire Department, and Elks Lodge of Sierra Vista are joining together to build a beautiful and lasting 911 memorial at Station 363. Join us July 26th from 3 to 8 p.m. for a great fundraiser and dinner of Ribeye…

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News Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Range closures announced Today: B,C,D,K,L,P,R,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Saturday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Sunday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,W1,V1,Z Monday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,V1,Z Tuesday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Wednesday: A,B,J,N,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Thursday: A,B,J,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 520.533.1014, or the Military Police Desk, 520.533.3000. AAFES seeks ‘Most Patriotic Dog’ To continue celebrating patriotism in July, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will…

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Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 18, 2014

Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca at the Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field.

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Students perform in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s ‘Treasure Island’

Posted  July 18, 2014

Fifty-seven children took to the stage July 7-Saturday as they participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” in the Colonel Johnston Elementary auditorium.

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Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

Posted  July 18, 2014

Maj. Rohan McLean, left, with Mission Command Battle Lab, and other class participants listen to tips from SCORE volunteer Ken Harris as he leads a session of the Army Career and Alumni Program entrepreneurial workshop, Boots to Business, May 29, 2013, at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Resiliency Center. Kansas City SCORE is comprised of mentors,…

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