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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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Army: CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

Posted  February 14, 2014

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members. In the announcement, CID accurately released that a website claiming to be an official U.S….

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Soldier presents Active Shooter Response, Mitigation Training

Posted  February 14, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, detachment sergeant, 18th Military Police Detachment, likes to give a disclaimer during Active Shooter Response and Mitigation training — he is not here to create world peace or to solve terrorism, stop the drug problem or rewrite well-established safety regulations.

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FMWR Briefs – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

‘Magic the Gathering’ events scheduled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, will present “Friday Night Magic” tonight, 6 – 10 p.m., at Murr Community Center. For more information, go to the Fort Huachuca BOSS Facebook page or call 533.8252. Murr and BOSS will also host the Arizona Magic Invitational “Magic the Gathering” qualifying event…

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Take charge of heart health today, this month

Posted  February 14, 2014

Today is Valentine’s Day, when many people give chocolates in heart shaped containers to those they care about. A lesser-known event associated with a certain type of diet and the heart is American Heart Month which we celebrate each February. Cardiovascular disease, which can increase the risk of having strokes and heart attacks, is the…

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Community Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Cochise College scholarships The Cochise College Foundation will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to Cochise County high school graduating seniors or home schooled students enrolling full-time at Cochise College this fall. Eligible students should go online to complete the foundation’s STARS scholarship application, which is now open for all future and current Cochise College students seeking…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  February 14, 2014

Nancy Murphy Sean Street, 11, a 4th grade student in Suzi Szymeczek’s class, excels at weaving in Nancy Murphy’s art class. General Myer Elementary School Pam Sherod’s homeroom class has been busy with science projects which were on display at the school Feb. 6 for family night. The students are also wrapping up their unit…

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CSMS CyberPatriots take third place in national semifinal competition

Posted  February 7, 2014

Kay Hawkins From left, Justin McCrary, 13, Evan Scarborough, 13, Carson Rice, 12, Sabrina Pierre, 14 and Colin Owen, 13, members of the Colonel Smith Middle School CyberPatriots team, compete in round 2 of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program Competition, in December, at Cochise College. The Colonel Smith Middle School CyberPatriots, a seven-student…

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Presidential proclamation National African American History Month, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Posted  February 7, 2014

Americans have long celebrated our Nation as a beacon of liberty and opportunity — home to patriots who threw off an empire, refuge to multitudes who fled oppression and despair. Yet we must also remember that while many came to our shores to pursue their own measure of freedom, hundreds of thousands arrived in chains….

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Red Cross office opens on post

Posted  February 7, 2014

Maranda Flynn Nita Freeman, in foreground, and Lonna Martinez, staff at the new American Red Cross office that officially opened Jan. 31, cut the cake following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Both women are Army spouses and will be running the office located inside the Army Community Services building on Smith Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony…

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American Red Cross had unique beginning

Posted  February 7, 2014

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that offers services to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. As the nation’s premier emergency preparedness and response organization, the Red Cross is there to help and comfort people through devastating crises…

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