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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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Exchange doubles savings on gas today, Saturday for MILITARY STAR® Card users

Posted  November 14, 2014

DALLAS — As the hectic — and sometimes pricey — holiday shopping season approaches, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Express locations worldwide are doubling the discount MILITARY STAR® cardholders receive on fuel, helping to keep shoppers’ wallets from running on empty. Through Saturday, drivers fueling up with their MILITARY STAR® card at Army and…

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Lose cigarettes, e-cigs Thursday during Great American Smokeout

Posted  November 14, 2014

Fort Huachuca smokers and electronic nicotine delivery device users have an opportunity next week to quit smoking — even if it’s only for one day. On Thursday tobacco users across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan…

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Hunter and Ash Canyons closed to shooting

Posted  November 14, 2014

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, has closed Ash and Hunter Canyons to all recreational shooting, and the closure remains in effect. The emergency closure was implemented due to excessive resource damage to trees and other vegetation in both canyons and large amounts of trash, shells and lead being deposited in trees and…

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Arizona Guard invites FH Soldiers, Families to historic muster, expo

Posted  November 14, 2014

PHOENIX – The Arizona National Guard, as part of its first-ever community open house, is scheduled to muster in a mass military formation on the field at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Dec. 7, 11 a.m., and all Fort Huachuca Soldiers, employees and their Families are invited. The Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo…

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FH second graders showcase appreciation for veterans

Posted  November 14, 2014

Natalie Lakosil Students from Colonel Johnston Elementary School lead the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Wednesday night. The second grade classes at Colonel Johnston Elementary School honored veterans with a special performance Wednesday evening during which all six classes performed a variety of songs and poems for friends and Family members during the…

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Parade, ceremony honor local veterans on Tuesday

Posted  November 14, 2014

The Fry Chapter #14 of the Disabled American Veterans ride through Fry Blvd. during the 20th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Sierra Vista Tuesday. DAV State Commander Ron Cox was among those riding, and the first in the parade line up. Members aboard the American Legion’s “Copper Queen Locomotive” wave to the crowd during the…

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Fort Huachuca Criminal Punishment Bulletin – October 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

For the month of October 2014, in addition to Court-Martial and U.S. Federal Court Proceedings, 38 Soldiers were disciplined under Article 15, UCMJ; and 40 Soldiers were administratively separated, including five for misconduct. The following are notable recent criminal proceedings: A Sergeant assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison was tried at a…

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Marines: Deployed Service members celebrate 239th USMC Birthday

Posted  November 14, 2014

Two centuries ago, the United States welcomed the humble birth of its elite fighting force, the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of the next 239 years, the Marine Corps has seen action across the face of the earth, “from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

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Air Force: Academy civilian saves Air Force $33,000 through Airmen Powered by Innovation program

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The purpose of the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, launched in April, is to make every dollar count and allow Airmen to share innovative ideas to improve the Air Force. One human resources assistant here did just that, saving the Academy time and $33,000 annually. In May, Luana Kennedy,…

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News Briefs November 14, 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

Chaplains available after duty hours Individuals in need of chaplain assistance outside normal duty hours should contact the on-call duty chaplain at 520.508.8042 or the installation operations center at 520.533.2291. Weinstein Award nominees sought Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Lt. Gen. Sidney T. Weinstein Award for Excellence In Military Intelligence through March 4….

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