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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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FMWR Briefs – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Ready for some football? The annual “Turkey Bowl” football game is set for Nov. 22 starting at 2:30 p.m. at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The 11th Signal Soldiers will take on the 111th MI Brigade in gridiron action. Admission is free, but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help replenish the Chaplain’s Food…

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General Myer School honors veterans

Posted  November 15, 2013

Third, fourth and fifth grade students sing “America the Beautiful,” during General Myer Elementary School’s Veterans Day assembly. Families were invited during the school day Friday to witness the students’ celebration of Veterans Day. Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion face third, fourth and fifth grade choir students to post the colors at General…

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Community Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

Football, sports boost NETCOM workforce’s morale Gordon Van Vleet, NETCOM Public Affairs Office After receiving the kick, a runner takes the football down the field at the two-hand-touch football game organized by the leadership of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM. To show their appreciation to the workforce, and build esprit de…

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Team Huachuca: Learns, works, thrives together

Posted  November 8, 2013

Thomas Gray, Joint Interoperability Test Command Public Affairs JITC’s Commander, Col. Doug Orsi, seated directly under the picture, explains the capabilities, functions and services provided by JITC to visiting senior enlisted leaders from across Fort Huachuca. The Defense Information System Agency’s Joint Interoperability Test Command, or JITC, here recently orchestrated two activities as part of…

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Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

Posted  November 8, 2013

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support…

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Presidential Proclamation – Veterans Day, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor every service member who has ever worn one of our Nation’s uniforms. Each time our country has come under attack, they have risen in her defense. Each time our freedoms have come under assault, they have responded with resolve. Through the generations, their courage and sacrifice have allowed…

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Retired veteran receives medal for heroism, 46 years after the act

Posted  November 8, 2013

Maranda Flynn Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona District 2, explains the details of the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device to Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales. The retired Soldier received the medal on Fort Huachuca on Wednesday, in honor of an act of heroism Gonzales performed in Vietnam 46 years earlier. Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales…

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Newest B Troop Riding School graduates receive their spurs

Posted  November 8, 2013

From left, members of B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial): Thomas Rodkey, K Battery; Priscilla Davis, K Battery; Anastasia Virden, Ladies Auxiliary; Martina Peters, Ladies Auxiliary; and Pete Criscuolo, B Troop first sergeant, observe the B Troop Riding School graduation ceremony, Nov. 1, from the sidelines of Brown Parade Field. All members of the…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Embassy in Iran seized 32 years ago Photo property of the U.S. Army Col. Leland Holland Nov. 4, 1979 Soldiers and civilians regularly attend briefings in the Holland Room in Fort Huachuca’s Riley Barracks, or at the very least, pass by the portrait of Col. Leland Holland every day on their way to their…

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Davis-Monthan PJs respond to horrific 19-vehicle accident

Posted  November 8, 2013

Eight Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base were first responders on a 19-vehicle accident involving more than 20 people Oct. 29, on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Ariz.

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