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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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Health & Safety

Keep cost of a DUI in mind during holiday parties

Posted  November 22, 2013

With the holiday season come holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an hour….

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DoD/TSA partner to provide military TSA precheck at 100 airports

Posted  November 22, 2013

As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach and provide more of the traveling public the ability to participate in expedited screening, the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, and the Department of Defense, or DoD, announced a partnership to expand TSA Precheck expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed…

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Fort welcomes deployed K9 team home

Posted  November 22, 2013

Maranda Flynn Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, were welcomed home Nov. 10 from their recent one-year deployment to Afghanistan. This was their first deployment together. Staff Sgt. Jamie Decker, 18th Military Police Detachment, K9 Unit, and his military working dog Goliat, a German shepherd,…

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This week in MI History

Posted  November 22, 2013

Goddard a pioneer in aerial, night reconnaissance Photo property of the U.S. Army Brig. Gen. George Goddard, U.S. Air Force, is pictured, circa 1953. Nov. 20, 1925 As America was getting ready to join the fighting in World War I, a young artist from Chicago, George Goddard, decided to apply for a commission in the…

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Airmen shift from exercise to real-world relief efforts

Posted  November 22, 2013

Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, shifted gears from exercise to real-world humanitarian relief operations as they arrived at Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, to provide tactical airlift support for Operation Damayan, Saturday.

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31st MEU assesses remote sites with Osprey, delivers help

Posted  November 22, 2013

A bilateral assessment team traveled to remote areas in and near Leyte using an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey aircraft to assess the needs of people isolated by Typhoon Haiyan Monday, as part of Operation Damayan.

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JROTC students showcase skills in locally held drill meet

Posted  November 22, 2013

Buena High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard demonstrates their skills. They earned a 3rd place trophy in the Color Guard category. From left are C/Pfc. Austin Carlson, 15; C/Pvt. Garrett Jones, 14; C/Pvt. Lynne Imamora, 14; and C/Pvt. Chance Swaggerty, 14. Members of the Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps,…

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FHCSC Annual Holiday Bazaar brings Christmas market to FH

Posted  November 22, 2013

Shoppers received a head-start to holiday season shopping Saturday and Sunday at the 5th annual Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club, or FHCSC, Holiday Bazaar held inside Barnes Field House.

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5 things to know about Soldier 2020

Posted  November 22, 2013

A Soldier assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, carries ammunition cans during a task in the Army’s Physical Demand Study at Fort Hood, Texas, Sept. 13. FORT EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, is currently leading two efforts within Soldier 2020, the Army’s plan to integrate…

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Cochise County National Park Service sites announce seasonal operations

Posted  November 22, 2013

Photo courtesy of National Park Service Clouds blanket the Chiricahua Mountains and trees glow golden on an autumn day on the road to Chiricahua Monument. All three National Park Service-managed sites will be open on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site.   Superintendent H. Lane…

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