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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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Two-day Haunted Hayride requires lengthy planning process

Posted  November 1, 2013

While the spookiness of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate’s Haunted Hayride is described as “not for the faint at heart,” few FMWR patrons realize the entire production is not for the “undedicated and unmotivated.”

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News Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Westbound I-10 resurfacing underway The Arizona Department of Transportation is resurfacing a 14-mile segment of westbound Interstate 10 between Willcox and Texas Canyon. Crews are currently repairing and replacing guardrail near the entrance to Texas Canyon. Motorists traveling west on I-10 will encounter travel restrictions every Monday through Thursday over the next month starting three…

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FMWR Briefs – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Lt. Dan Band coming to Fort Huachuca For the past decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have brought their live shows to the nation’s service members and their Families. The Lt. Dan Band travels to cities and military bases around the world playing benefit concerts and boosting the morale of U.S. military and…

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Jeannie’s Diner ‘beefs’ up menu, offers holiday party venue, plans special events

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Jeannie’s Diner crew has added new menu items, plans special holiday-related events and offers a holiday party venue to attract new and repeat customers.

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Chalk Talk – November 1, 2103

Posted  November 1, 2013

Colonel Johnston Elementary School The six second grade classes at Colonel Johnston Elementary School will present their Veterans Day Program to friends and families on Wednesday morning for those at school and again at 6 p.m. for their parents. This decade-long tradition honors all the services and active duty or retired parents with a combination…

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Community Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Airport Fly-In and Open House Join the Experimental Aircraft Association and the City of Sierra Vista Municipal Airport staff for the annual Airport Fly-In and Open House from 7 – 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Youth 8 – 17 are invited to take their first airplane flight with a local pilot…

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Chapel Fall Harvest Festival attracts crowd

Posted  November 1, 2013

A group of volunteers dressed like Bible heroes include, from left, King David as a shepherd, Elijah, Moses, Noah and Daniel during the Chapel’s Fall Harvest Fest Saturday. Queen Esther is in the foreground. The costumed volunteers walked around during the fest and gave out Bible hero cards with their characters’ names on them, and…

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Special Victims Advocate Program available for sexual assault victims

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Army photo The Army’s judge advocate general is launching the Special Victims Advocate Program, or SVAP, that will provide a legal assistance attorney to assist qualifying victims of sexual assault throughout the investigation and judicial process, beginning Nov. 1. The implementation of a legal advocacy program in each service will provide victims with additional…

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CFC campaign resumes activity suspended during furlough

Posted  October 25, 2013

With the end of the recent government furlough, the Department of Defense, or DoD, may now resume Combined Federal Campaign activities suspended while the furlough was in place. In a DoD memorandum dated Oct. 17, Susan Yarwood, acting for the Human Resources director, thanked employees for their role in the Department’s effort “to conduct a…

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2014 — What’s your safety objective?

Posted  October 25, 2013

We [recently] turned the page on another fiscal year, and [it was] our Army’s best ever for safety. But … we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the [rest of this fiscal] year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army’s annual safety and occupational…

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