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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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DoD joins efforts to suppress Southern California wildfires

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Defense Department, DoD, is providing assistance to local emergency officials battling intense wildfires in the Southern California area, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said here May 16.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated with ethnic dance, food

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office and the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, hosted an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in American history.

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News Briefs May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

‘Click it or ticket’ underway through June 1 Law enforcement agencies, including Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, have partnered to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws through June 1. The campaign, which includes Fort Huachuca, is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child…

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FMWR Briefs – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Outdoor pool opens Saturday Irwin Outdoor Pool will open for the season Saturday. Operating hours will be: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and federal and training holidays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The pool is open to all authorized FMWR patrons. For more information,…

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Fit for Life: Discussing Functional Fitness — what is it?

Posted  May 23, 2014

David “Chazz” Owen Do a web search of “Functional Fitness,” F2, and you will likely encounter a plethora of definitions, systems claiming to be the be-all, end-all of the term and even rants deriding its overuse. Chances are, those involved in one or more forms of exercise, or have seen the workouts of the cast…

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Community Briefs May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Cove summer hours begin today Free Wednesdays are back offering free admission to the first 75 youth, 6 – 17, who show up for Open Swim every Wednesday from June 4 – July 23. Open Swim hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 5:30 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Diving…

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LRC provides support to deploying Soldiers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Annette Alvarado, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, takes apart her improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV, to show she could do this correctly. Each Soldier receiving an IOTV for deployment had to demonstrate they could pull apart, put together and wear the IOTV properly during a special training session. As Soldiers…

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From the commander: Fort Huachuca’s 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety Stand Down May 29 – 30

Posted  May 16, 2014

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us of the hazards specific to summer weather, longer daylight hours and increased leisure activity from Memorial Day through Labor Day. To ensure we have the information needed to protect our most valuable resource, our personnel, the Fort Huachuca Safety Office, in partnership…

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‘Soldier for Life’ website to be new online home for retirees

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Army graphic Retirees will continue to be able to access important information about the Army, and information pertaining to health, retirement, employment and education benefits online at www.soldierforlife.army.mil. WASHINGTON — The Army’s “Soldier for Life” website, launched May 1, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers. The Army’s web portal…

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Motorcycle deaths on the rise, riders stay aware, keep training updated

Posted  May 16, 2014

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, but Army leaders are encouraging riders to be aware of motorcycle safety every day, year-round. As of May 4, Soldier motorcycle deaths were up 56 percent from the same date in fiscal year 2013, a marked contrast to the decline seen at the end of last…

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