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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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Fort Huachuca, partners break ground for Solar Array Park

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, David Hutchens, president, Tucson Electric Power; Steve Trenholm, president, E.ON Climate & Renewables; Ruth Cox, regional administrator, General Services Administration; Amanda Simpson, executive director, U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force; Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment; Honorable Ron Barber, U.S. Representative, 2nd District of…

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Nurses Leading the Way: Celebrate National Nurses Week

Posted  May 2, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Nydia Honore-Roach, licensed practical nurse, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, checks the lungs of Celeste Sotomayor, 3. Honore-Roach works in Family Care Clinic B. People remember the wonderful care nurses provide but often do not realize they are also leaders in improving the quality of care provided. Each year over 4 million…

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Fort Huachuca Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn The incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Boone receives the guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, reviewing official and region director, Installation Management Command Central Region, during the Fort Huachuca Garrison Change of Command ceremony Wednesday, on Brown Parade Field. In front of Family, friends and service members, one Fort Huachuca commander said his…

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Airfield hangar named after, dedicated to Army aviation captain

Posted  May 2, 2014

Photos by Mike Gaun, Black Tower Productions From left, Command Sgt. Maj. David Morris, 2-13th Aviation Regiment command sergeant major and Lt. Col. Clinton Conzemius, battalion commander, unveil the memorial plaque, dedicating the newest hangar at Libby Army Airfield April 25. The Capt. Bradly A. Nicka Hangar is named after the late former company commander…

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Prepare for wildfire survival – before another one starts

Posted  May 2, 2014

Bud Linardy, Fort Huachuca Fire Department The Brown Fire puts up a huge column of smoke in the Huachuca Mountains on April 16. If not prepared already, people should get ready for wildfire season now by clearing areas around their homes and packing “to go” bags to grab and take with them should there be…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 2, 2014

Courtesy Photo Ralph Van Deman is shown here as a colonel. His efforts to establish a permanent and effective Army Intelligence organization during World War I earned him the nickname, “Father of Military Intelligence.” May 3, 1917 When the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the U.S. Army’s intelligence efforts were…

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Vet Clinic reminder: pet ownership comes with responsibilities

Posted  May 2, 2014

Military Families’ four-legged counterparts take the stresses of military life in stride, but there are things people can do to make sure their furry Family members are well taken care of. There are a host of factors to consider when taking on the responsibility of bringing a pet into the home, especially on a military…

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Tax Assistance Center closes for season

Posted  May 2, 2014

Personnel from the Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center, or TAC, held a closing ceremony Monday to boast its most successful tax season yet.

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Eleven Soldiers honored during quarterly retirement ceremony

Posted  May 2, 2014

Family, friends and Soldiers gathered to honor 11 military retirees for their dedication to duty and honorable service to the nation, April 24 on Brown Parade Field.

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News Briefs May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Two new scams reported in county The Cochise County Sheriff Department, CCSD, reports that at least one Cochise County resident received a letter saying they won a large sum of money in a Publisher’s Clearing House contest and had 72 hours to call an “agent” of the company whose name and number were provided in…

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