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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 operations will not jeopardize endangered species

Posted  April 11, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army have completed formal consultation regarding the potential effects that Fort Huachuca’s operations will have on threatened and endangered species. In a biological opinion, or BO, signed March 31, the Service concluded that the Army’s ongoing and planned operations are not likely to jeopardize the continued survival…

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ACS addresses autism, volunteers, resiliency

Posted  April 11, 2014

April is Autism Awareness Month One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a 30 percent increase from one in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April is Autism Awareness Month and is necessary to inform the…

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Electronic books playing bigger role in SVPL

Posted  April 11, 2014

Librarians are asked all the time whether they think print books will go away, and they always answer with a resounding, ‘No!’ The media loves to portray extremes, but the reality of the situation is that outliers always exist. In this case, there are people out there who only read books electronically, and a far…

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FH celebrates Passover Monday with Jewish Seder

Posted  April 11, 2014

Passover, the Biblically-ordained Festival of Freedom will be observed by Jews the world over starting on Monday evening and concluding at nightfall, April 22. Interested personnel can observe the festival at the traditional Jewish Passover Seder to be held Monday, 6:30 p.m., in the Main Post Chapel’s Activities Room. The suggested donation is $15. Call…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

Following the end of the conflict in Vietnam, the Army Intelligence field was facing a difficult time of introspection and dwindling resources, compounded by harsh criticism from a review panel ordered by the chief of staff.

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Rabid animals reported — pet owners advised to use caution

Posted  April 11, 2014

The City of Sierra Vista’s Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, or ACC, is cautioning pet owners about possible rabid wild animals in and around Santa Cruz County, which recently declared quarantine. In Santa Cruz County, 24 skunks and four bats have been confirmed to be infected with the virus. The quarantine, passed by the…

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Air Force: Some Airmen will get retirement option

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced Tuesday. “We are aware that some Airmen received erroneous [temporary early retirement authority, or TERA] approvals and were…

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Fox challenges Marines, Navy to innovate

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox said Monday. “Whether sequestration returns or not, the reality is we’re…

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Student-to-student program helps FH school resolve conflicts

Posted  April 11, 2014

Fort Huachuca’s General Myer Elementary School has a unique way of settling conflicts between students, through peer mediation, the process in which students themselves act as mediators to facilitate resolving other students’ disputes at recess time.

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VA: Disability claims backlog drops by 44 percent

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims — a reduction of more than 267,000 — while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions being…

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