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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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Guard, Soldiers fly manned, unmanned aircraft, train together

Posted  March 21, 2014

Initial entry training Soldiers assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment here at Fort Huachuca and Army National Guard members assigned to the 1-285th Armed Reconnaissance Battalion from Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, have recently combined their training efforts using a concept known as manned/unmanned teaming, or MUMT, operations.

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

FH Exchange ‘Buddies’ exclusive offers The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for Fort Huachuca shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Fort Huachuca Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at the…

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Garden in small spaces, without disturbing landscaping

Posted  March 21, 2014

Military Families — don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle this spring. Planter, container and other creative gardening ideas can provide the fresh produce Families crave without taking much of a “bite” out of time and space.

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FMWR Briefs – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Coaches’ meetings set for softball The coaches’ meeting for the 2014 Commander’s Cup Softball Program is set for Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Barnes Field House. Letters of intent are due at that time. The season begins April 21 at 6 p.m. at Eifler Sports Complex.  For more information, contact 533.0041 or thomas.f.lumley.civ@mail.mil. March is National…

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Community Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

SACA Home, Garden Show underway The Southern Arizona Contractor Association’s Home & Garden Show takes place today, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd. There is no admission.  For information, contact 417.6960 or www.VisitSierraVista.com. Tsunami Night is back! Say goodbye to Spring…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 21, 2014

Courtesy photo General Myer Elementary School Seven fifth grade students from Christen McCracken’s class were selected to participate in the 2014 Youth, Education and Science, or YES Fair. Pictured front row, from left, are Piper Dozier, Jonathan Beal and Zachary Wiman. In the back row, from left, are McCracken, Isaac Olsen, Sara Michel, Chrishon Brown…

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MVC initial project development complete Fort’s new MVC Community Center opens its doors

Posted  March 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn Cutting ribbon, from left, Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, Sylvia Pete, previous housing division chief, and Ron Hansen, president, Michaels Military Housing, cut the ribbon signifying the grand opening of the new community center on Fort Huachuca, Tuesday, as other key leaders watched. Soldiers, project leaders, community leaders and Fort Huachuca…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

Senior Airman Alexis Siekert, U.S. Air Force The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate, Germany, after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. Military leadership service-wide, including Fort Huachuca, is working to eliminate the large number of distracted driving incidents. We’ve all read the statistics and heard…

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Installation observes National Prayer Breakfast

Posted  March 14, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Retired Army Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver, National Prayer Breakfast guest speaker, addresses the audience Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Around 400 attendees came together for prayer that morning. Around 400 people filled Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday to observe the installation’s National Prayer Breakfast. Attendees were greeted with prelude music…

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Sisters, Brothers in Arms Program to build resiliency

Posted  March 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn Following the first Sisters in Arms Mentorship Program meeting at Murr Community Center March 7, attendees gather into working groups to discuss issues and concerns females encounter throughout their career. The focus of the meeting was “Educating, Mentoring, and Empowering Women to be Successful.” Soldiers and Civilians of all ranks and both genders…

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