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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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Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

Posted  October 18, 2013

While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025 The work to become net zero in energy has already started according to Bill Hill, garrison energy…

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EEO reminds workforce ‘we are equal to the task’

Posted  October 18, 2013

In recognition of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Fort Huachuca Equal Employment Opportunity Office promotes recruiting, hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities as part of sustaining a diverse workforce. A diverse workforce goes beyond a mission statement or core values of an organization. Diversity in the workplace utilizes individuals’ various skills and…

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DoD leaders worry about shutdown’s effect on Civilian morale

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is hurting Department of Defense civilian morale, the department’s comptroller told Congress yesterday. Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale told the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee DoD civilians have been through a lot over the past year and it is hurting productivity. The furloughs triggered by the shutdown…

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Combined Federal Campaign placed on hold

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Combined Federal Campaign has been placed on hold while the federal government shutdown continues, according to a Pentagon memo. Susan A. Yarwood, the human resources director with Washington Headquarters Services, announced that CFC activities in the continental United States, apart from on-going employee contributions, are indefinitely suspended. The campaign is a one-stop shop for…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  October 18, 2013

Wilson is first Counterintelligence Corps casualty of Korean War By Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian USAICoE Command History Office Oct. 13, 1950 John R. Wilson joined the Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, reaching the rank of major before being discharged in 1947. Shortly thereafter, he reenlisted as a…

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Murr Community Center hosts first Fall Bazaar

Posted  October 18, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Shoppers take the opportunity to visit the first annual Fall Bazaar at Murr Community Center Oct. 12-13. Forty vendors displayed a variety of goods, many were hand made and holiday inspired. Holiday shoppers started their gift lists a little earlier this year at the first Fall Bazaar held at Murr Community Center Oct….

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Air Force: Fighter wing gets creative during 3-month down time

Posted  October 18, 2013

It was an eerie sight at this normally bustling F-16 base. The flight line was completely clear of aircraft. Tools were neatly tucked away, hangars were silent and operations had completely come to a halt.

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Paws up! Two new military working dogs arrive; first in three years

Posted  October 18, 2013

Fort Huachuca welcomed two new four-legged recruits to the 18th Military Police Detachment K-9 Unit, Sept. 19, bringing the total to 10 military working dogs.

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News Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Range closures announced Today: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Saturday: E,F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Sunday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Monday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Tuesday: F,P,Q,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Wednesday: F,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Thursday: F,P,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 533.1014, or the military police desk, 533.3000. Get your flu vaccine There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people…

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FMWR Briefs – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Register to win a dirt bike Family and MWR and Sierra Cycles want to help put a “toy under the tree” by giving away a 2013 Kawasaki KLX 140 ADF Dirt Bike (Valued at $2999) Dec. 14 at the N.O.E.L. holiday event. Authorized MWR patrons over 18 years of age will have the opportunity to…

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