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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

Sgt. Reece Lodder From left, Greeley Wells Jr., Barbara Kenney and Elizabeth Wells display letters and challenge coins they received from Maj. Sung Kim, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, on behalf of 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos following a memorial service for their father, 1st Lt. George…

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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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Red Ribbon Week held this week on Fort Huachuca

Posted  October 31, 2014

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates….

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Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

Posted  October 31, 2014

Maci Hidalgo During the Domestic Violence Awareness Open House at Army Community Service Oct. 23, Jan Barber, Fort Huachuca’s Family Advocacy Program manager, highlights the resources available to Families and Soldiers, including support groups for young parents, reintegration programs for Families experiencing deployment and redeployment stress, and programs on anger management, dating violence and gender…

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Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns of Halloween hazards

Posted  October 31, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – As Halloween time nears, personnel at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center want parents and grandparents to watch for common risks to youth. Glow stick exposures possible Sometimes youngsters break or gnaw on the sticks and come in contact with the “glow.” Fortunately, the colorful liquid is low on the toxicity…

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USNORTHCOM plans to support response to EBOLA cases in US

Posted  October 31, 2014

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced last weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military’s geographic command…

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Army Ten Miler Team returns triumphant from race in D.C.

Posted  October 31, 2014

Maci Hidalgo U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Tony Boone and Command Sergeant Major James Ramsey congratulate the Fort Huachuca Army Ten Miler Team for their success at the 30th annual race in Washington D.C. inside the garrison commander’s office on Oct. 22. Boone and Ramsey gave the team a plaque and presented each of the…

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted  October 31, 2014

Do ‘legal tune-up;’ review documents It’s a good idea to review estate planning documents at least every five years or upon an event that might require an edit, such as when the executor can no longer serve. First of all, locate them. If you can’t find them, make an appointment with the Legal Assistance Office…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  October 31, 2014

Counter Intelligence Corps agents hunt for Adolf Hitler USAICoE Historical Document Collection CIC agents, like these two in Berlin, interviewed countless informants and followed hundreds of leads to determine the fate of Adolf Hitler after the surrender of Germany. October is a time of year when stories of ghosts and goblins run rampant. The ghost…

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Radar site techs: First line of defense 24/7, 365

Posted  October 31, 2014

The Tin City Long Range Radar Site, Alaska, as seen Oct. 1, sits on top of the highest peak of a mountain range in the region. The Tin City LRRS, along with 14 additional radar sites across the rugged terrain of Alaska, scans the airspace above 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, searching…

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Liberia, US build Ebola treatment centers, decrease virus growth rate

Posted  October 31, 2014

The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) and U.S. forces are building Ebola treatment units (ETUs) to provide care for critically ill Liberians infected by Ebola.

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Alpha Company 2-13th Avn. Regt. scene takes first place at annual Haunted Hayride

Posted  October 31, 2014

The annual Haunted Hayride on Fort Huachuca took place at Wren Arena over the weekend and, for the third year in a row, Alpha Company, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, took first place for their spooky scene.

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