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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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Mountain Vista Communities news

Posted  December 6, 2012

Home decorating contest announced All Mountain Vista Communities residents in on-post housing are invited to participate in a holiday home decorating contest. It will be up to the residents living on post to nominate their favorite decorated houses in one of the categories below. Submit the nomination by Dec. 20 to 515.9000 or jcooper@themichaelsorg.com. Voting…

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Learning to give thanks comes through difficulty

Posted  December 6, 2012

Learning new things has not always been easy for me, and learning to be thankful was a lesson that came through difficulty. Many years ago, during a challenging time in my life, a mentor led me to read a book that changed my life. It was the classic, “One Day in the Life of Ivan…

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Mail holiday packages before deadline for timely arrival

Posted  December 6, 2012

Following are dates by which items mailed via post offices must be sent to be delivered by Dec. 25: Military mail — All APO/FPO/DPO addresses except 093 Zip Code, which has passed, for: First Class and Priority Mail by Monday, and Express Mail by Dec. 17. Civilian International Mail — Priority Mail Intentional Service for…

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Chalk Talk, December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

From left, Sean Clarke, Ayden Springer and Madison Forsythe, all 11, work on their iPad keynote presentation for Multicultural Day at Colonel Smith Middle School. Open to parents and siblings, the event will take place Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. in the school gym. Colonel Smith Middle School Students at Colonel Smith Middle School are preparing for…

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Community Briefs – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

Vintage baseball players sought The Bisbee Black Sox Vintage Base Ball team is looking for players of any age, male or female, for the winter/spring season. Vintage Base ball is played by 1860 rules (underhand pitching, no sliding into base, a fly ball caught on one bounce is out). The game appeals to softball and…

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NOEL event brings out community

Posted  December 13, 2012

More than 4,000 community members turned out for the Night of Extraordinary Lights event Friday and Saturday night at the Mountain View Golf Course.

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FMWR Briefs – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

Join ‘Biggest Loser’ Boot Camp Sports, Fitness and Aquatics will present the “Biggest Loser Boot Camp,” a three-month-long weight loss camp beginning in January and offered free to FMWR patrons. The program includes: nutrition counseling; basic food preparation and cooking for a healthy diet; full body and fitness assessments; and individual workout programs along with…

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News Briefs – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

Vehicle burglaries on rise In November, the Sierra Vista Police Department saw a 100-percent increase in vehicle burglaries from the same timeframe as last year. Most occurred in apartment complexes and shopping centers where there is a large concentration of vehicles. Based on police reports, most of the vehicles were left unsecured and many of…

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11th TTSB Soldiers return from Afghanistan today

Posted  December 13, 2012

Approximately 60 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, are scheduled to return from an 11-month deployment in Afghanistan today. The unit was led by Col. Patrick Dedham, commander, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen. Known as Task Force Signal, the 11th TTSB supported signal operations…

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Tree, Menorah lighting open holiday festivities on post

Posted  December 13, 2012

The holiday season on Fort Huachuca officially began Dec. 6 with the annual Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremony at the Main Post Chapel around sunset.

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