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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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News Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,W1,V,Z Saturday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Sunday: F,P1,U1,V,Z,T1,T2,T3 Monday: F,P1,U1,W1,V,Z Tuesday: F,P1,U1,W,W1,V,Z Wednesday: F,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Thursday: F,M,N,P1,U,U1,W1,V,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Chapel Harvest Festival planned The Fort Huachuca Religious Support Office is conducting its annual Children’s Harvest Festival 2 –…

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Health & Safety

Protect yourself — get your flu vaccine

Posted  October 25, 2013

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to use the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized.

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FMWR Briefs – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with FMWR FMWR will celebrate Halloween today and tomorrow. From 6 – 9 p.m. both days, various free children’s activities will be available. For older kids and adults, the haunted house will be open from 6 – 10 p.m.; and from 7 – 10 p.m., they can enjoy spooky “haunted hay rides.” All…

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Students see red — Red Ribbon Week celebration underway

Posted  October 25, 2013

Students within the Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District wore red this week participating in the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation.

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Sports

Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

Posted  October 25, 2013

Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish Oct. 20, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

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Clip and save — area organizations offer holiday craft shows

Posted  October 25, 2013

Unique Boutique Bazaar underway The Palo Verde Palettes are holding their 29th Annual Unique Boutique Bazaar at Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, through 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Annual Craft Fair at Windemere The High Desert Crafters will host their 14th Annual Fall Craft Fair 8:30…

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Community Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

Astronomy Club meets today The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in room 1101 of the Science Building, Cochise College, Sierra Vista Campus. The meeting is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Jeff Ofstedahl, also known as “Mr. Oh!” the science director at the Center for Academic…

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Chalk Talk – October 25, 2103

Posted  October 25, 2013

General Myer Elementary School Nancy Murphy entered art from several classes in the Cochise County Fair School Arts category. The fair was held at the end of September in Douglas. Participants from schools all over Cochise County entered many different art works. All participants won a first (blue), second (red) or third (white) ribbon. All…

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Salutes & Awards

Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Army photo Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal (right) and her husband, now-retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, (left) supporting her. WASHINGTON – “My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting…

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Supporting a friend with breast cancer

Posted  October 18, 2013

Photo by Melissa Applebee Restless Wings Photography Cancer survivor Robin Vander Linden, 33, Sierra Vista, her daughter Samantha, 6, and the women that have played an important role in Robin’s life, gathered for a group photograph prior to the start of her chemotherapy treatments, April 2013. “What? Breast cancer? But she’s too young … she…

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