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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 expanding use of mobile platforms, apps

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has started putting commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices into the hands of DoD personnel, and expects eventually to support about 100,000 separate devices, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s, or DISA, program manager for DoD mobility said Monday. The implementation plan for expanded mobile device access has been in place for…

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Air Force: CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position

Posted  May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Joint Chiefs Chairman, Army…

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Marines: Semper Fit survey asks personnel about leisure needs

Posted  May 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Top Marine Corps leaders are researching interests of Marines, Family members, retirees and government Civilians concerning fitness, sports, and other recreational pursuits that contribute to an individual’s well-being. An online survey is being randomly sent to personnel asking what they find important to have on and around their military base and how…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

PX distributing comic books “Divide and Conquer,” the latest military-exclusive comic book from Marvel featuring Captain America, is now available for free at Fort Huachuca Exchange facilities. RVs not allowed in housing areas Recreational vehicles to include boats, boat trailers, all-terrain vehicles and trailers are prohibited from being parked in the housing areas. The exception…

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FMWR Briefs – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

Jazz, wine festival returns May 17 Everyone is invited to attend the 4th annual “An Evening on the Green” Jazz and Wine Festival May 17, 4 – 9 p.m. at Brown Parade Field. Admission is free, and includes wine and beer tasting. Bottles of wine and beer will be available to purchase, and Thunder Mountain…

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Buena High School holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new running track

Posted  May 9, 2014

Buena High School, or BHS, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 to celebrate the unveiling of its new running track at Loveless Stadium.

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Community Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

MOAA dinner — reservations close today The Coronado Chapter Military Officer Association of America is having its monthly dinner on Thursday at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 South St. Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired Col. Gary Fredricks, U….

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MI Corps, Arizona Brass Bands perform concert in park

Posted  May 9, 2014

Chief Warrant Officer Tom Bauer, Military Intelligence Corps Band commander, conducts a joint concert with the MI Corps Band and the Arizona Brass Band May 1 at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Sierra Vista. The combined bands are pictured performing Carmen Dragon’s “America the Beautiful.”   Steve Smith, Arizona Brass Band, provides a vocal performance to…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  May 9, 2014

General Myer Elementary School Lorraine Draeger’s and Susan Ford’s classes recently visited the Sierra Vista Public Library on a field trip. The students are now very excited about the library’s summer reading program; many were inspired to get their own library cards. They were shown around the library and learned a lot. Draeger plans to…

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Company C, 304th MI Bn. celebrates National Denim Day

Posted  May 8, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Amy Bagley, training, advising and counseling noncommissioned officer in charge, Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, facilitates one of four small discussion sessions about sexual assault April 23 in Tallmadge Hall. The sessions headlined the activities of National Denim Day, a campaign advocating sexual violence prevention and education. Cadre and students of…

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