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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 – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Prescott museum joins Blue Star Museums  Sharlot Hall Museum has joined the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. The program is a partnership involving the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,500 museums…

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New school prepares for August opening

Posted  July 5, 2012

Megan Brown, project engineer for Turner; Tony Wall, founder 3W Management; and Colonel Smith Middle School Principal Robert Henderson inspect a table at the new school this week.

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Change of command brings in new USAG commander

Posted  June 28, 2012

It was a bittersweet moment as one commander said his goodbyes and another was welcomed by the crowd that gathered on historic Brown Parade Field early Tuesday morning. Col. Timothy Faulkner...

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Army Reserve Soldiers conduct QLLEX at Fort Huachuca

Posted  June 28, 2012

Army Reserve Soldiers are giving Defense Logistics Agency civilian contractors a break throughout the U.S. from San Pedro, Calif., to Fort Bragg, N.C., and points in between. More than 370 Army Reserve...

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Celebrating our Nation’s birthday; Army Safe is Army Strong!

Posted  June 28, 2012

In 1776, our forefathers banded together to begin an experiment in democracy that few predicted would evolve into our Nation today. Through the 236 years since, American Soldiers have selflessly and courageously defended our liberties.

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FH May water use is almost 15 percent lower than last May

Posted  June 28, 2012

The water on Fort Huachuca pumped during May is 28,752,000 gallons, or 88 acre-feet, and is equivalent to 0.927 million gallons per day. The May pumpage is 14.6 percent less than the water pumped in May 2011, 103 acre-feet, and is 62 percent less than the 30-year (1982-2012) May average of 233 acre-feet. An acre-foot…

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VA announces mental health hiring initiative

Posted  June 28, 2012

Tucson — The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs, and retention efforts for mental health professionals. To speed the national hiring process, VA developed the Mental Health Hiring Initiative, a multi-faceted, sustained national marketing and outreach campaign that…

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Driving impaired isn’t worth it

Posted  June 28, 2012

On Wednesday, people across the United States will celebrate the 4th of July. For some, alcohol consumption plays a big part in celebrating the holiday. However, those who drink should do so responsibly. Otherwise, what should be a day of celebration could wind up differently.

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Enjoy local changes, specials this summer

Posted  June 28, 2012

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Melanie Mouras)

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AAFES sets 4th of July holiday hours

Posted  June 28, 2012

Administrative Office, The UPS Store, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa Clinic, Sprint Phone Center, Baker’s Flor Main Gate/Mini Mall/JITC, Main Branch Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations, Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations-Military Clothing Sales, Enterprise Car Rental, Wired Coffee/RWBAHC/Greely Hall, Barber Shop Greely Hall, Sierra Glass, MCSS, Greely Hall Café, Mobils, Cochise Theater Wednesday — Closed   Launderette Always Open  …

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