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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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Military Intelligence — this week in history: December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

JSTARS deployed to Desert Shield Dec. 17, 1990 On December 17, 1990, U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf requested the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS, for Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Two were sent, along with five ground station modules. Just four months earlier, JSTARS was still in its testing phase. There…

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Military-to-civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters recently. Frank DiGiovanni said five occupational areas were selected for the pilot program — aircraft mechanic, automotive…

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RAD slated for January, skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  December 20, 2012

(The following is provided as a public service from the Fort Huachuca Retiree Council and was written by Michael Roberts.) Retiree Appreciation Day planned The annual Retiree Appreciation Day for 2013 is scheduled for Jan. 12. Registration and social hour will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m….

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Holiday greetings from NETCOM

Posted  December 20, 2012

NETCOM Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn (left) and NETCOM Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Williams team up with Santa in handing out presents to children from Myer Elementary school during NETCOM’s Holiday Party Dec. 14. The children sang carols during the event. Santa’s elves dance for children from Myer Elementary school during…

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DoD clarifies post-secondary education expectations

Posted  December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has issued new policy guidelines intended to provide better protection for members of the military and veterans who seek tuition assistance for post-secondary degrees. The department’s revised voluntary education partnership policy specifies the expectations and agreements that colleges, universities and technical schools must adhere to in order to receive DOD…

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Soldier KIA during Vietnam War identified

Posted  December 20, 2012

Army Capt. James Johnstone, of Baton Rouge, La., was buried Dec. 12, in Arlington National Cemetery. On Nov. 19, 1966, Johnstone was the pilot of an OV-1A Mohawk aircraft that crashed while conducting a daytime reconnaissance mission over Attapu Province, Laos. Nearby U.S. aircrews reported seeing the wing of Johnstone’s aircraft hit a tree during…

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Season’s greetings from U.S. Army

Posted  December 20, 2012

It’s been immortalized in carols as “the most wonderful time of the year,” and it is for the Army’s home. It’s a wonderful time to be part of U.S. Army Installation Management Command. We have an incredible workforce and mission. Ours is a diverse team made up of Soldiers, civilians and Family members. The IMCOM…

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Soldiers redeploy to Fort Huachuca in time for holidays

Posted  December 20, 2012

The doors to Hangar 3 at Libby Army Airfield lay open allowing the large, American flag hanging from the ceiling to wave freely in the breeze. Soldiers and community figures alike wait patiently while staring off into the horizon. They catch a glimpse of a plane getting closer as it nears the staging area and…

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Community Briefs – January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

CC Youth Orchestra now includes beginner class Callie Hutchison, director of the Cochise County Youth Orchestra, is shown working with students during a rehearsal last semester. This semester the orchestra is also introducing a beginning ensemble for students of elementary school age. The 45-minute class begins at 3 p.m. every Tuesday starting next week. Students…

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Join cavalry group, help keep history alive

Posted  January 11, 2013

B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) is a group on Fort Huachuca that many are familiar with because of the members’ participation in different ceremonies on and off post. However, many members of the Fort Huachuca community may not know the group’s history.

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