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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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Chalk Talk – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group Cowboy poets, musicians entertain homeschool group Twenty-two elementary-through-middle-school students from the Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group enjoy entertainment by cowboy musicians and poets on Friday at the Fort Huachuca Youth Center. Friday was the first day of the Cochise County Cowboy Poets Gathering in Sierra Vista. The Utah-based cowboy band, Saddle Strings, sang…

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MVC offers photography contest to on-post residents

Posted  February 15, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, wants to change the cover picture used on the organization’s website and newsletter. The MVC staff is holding a photo contest for all residents living in Fort Huachuca on-post Family housing and would like the winning entry to portray an actual Family residing in on-post housing here at Fort Huachuca,…

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FMWR Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

BOSS plans trip to Renaissance Fest Murr Community Center has discounted tickets available for the Renaissance Festival, which runs through March 31 at Apache Junction. Stop in at Building 51301 to purchase, or call 533.2404 for more information. You’re invited to Right Arm Night The next Right Arm Night, or RAN, will take place Feb….

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News Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Tax Center education refund form update Although there have been concerns about changes in credits and deductions during the 2012 tax filing season, most credits that benefit Soldiers are still in place. For taxpayers working on their first four-year undergraduate degree, the American Opportunity Credit has been extended, and taxpayers can receive up to a…

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“Cinema Africa” Film Festival announced

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Training and Doctrine Command announces its fifth annual “Cinema Africa” Film Festival to be held at various locations from Thursday – March 5. All events are free and open to the general public. On Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m., see the 1987 production of “La Vie est Belle,” “Life is Rosy,” directed by…

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PTSD support available outside VA clinic

Posted  February 15, 2013

The Honorable Allen Clark, founder of the Combat Faith organization and a Vietnam veteran, held a faith-based post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, workshop at the Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel on Tuesday

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted  February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Monday. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that barred…

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FTX keeps 40th ESB in ‘communications ready’ mode

Posted  February 15, 2013

Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, conducted a field training exercise, or FTX, in several Fort Huachuca training areas, this past Feb. 4.

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted  February 15, 2013

Admin Office, Flower Shop, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa Clinic, Main Gate Baker’s Flor, JITC Baker’s Flor, Mini Mall Baker’s Flor, Main Branch Laundry/Dry Cleaners, Laundry/Dry Cleaners/Alterations-Military Clothing Sales, Enterprise Car Rental, Wired Coffee/RWBAHC/Greely Hall, Barber Shop Greely Hall, Military Clothing Sales Store, Greely Hall Café, Mobils Monday: Closed Launderette Always Open Main Exchange…

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Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

Posted  February 15, 2013

Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it. IG inspections are…

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