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Shoplifting at FH Exchange, resulting costs down in 2013

Posted October 3, 2014 by Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses, a fact not lost on retailers such as the military’s retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the…

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Fort Huachuca ramps up suicide prevention awareness

Posted October 3, 2014 by Scout reports

Twenty-three students recently graduated from an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, ASIST, Training for Trainers, T4T, and earned Provisional Trainer status as ASIST trainers. ASIST provides individuals with additional skills and tools to help someone who is at risk of suicide. Living Works, the company that owns the ASIST program, sent four trainers from around…

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Employees must plan to use annual leave or risk forfeiting it

Posted October 3, 2014 by Wayne Upham, Jr.

It’s time for employees who will have excess annual leave at the end of the year to submit paperwork to use the leave so they won’t risk forfeiting it. It is the mutual responsibility of supervisors and employees to plan and schedule the use of annual leave throughout the leave year. The scheduling of leave…

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Three fort museums close for renovation; one relocates

Posted October 3, 2014 by Tanja Linton

The Fort Museum and Annex will soon close for renovation and the Military Intelligence Museum will relocate. Fort Huachuca’s Main Museum and Annex close Oct. 12 for renovation. The Military Intelligence Museum also closes on that date to relocate near the MI Library. The last day the three museums are open to the public is…

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FH Soldiers train future generation

Posted October 3, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Spc. Tyler Karrin, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, second from right, and Spc. Robert Brown, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, train Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students from Tombstone High School at the Honor Guard building on Fort Huachuca Monday. The students learned Honor Guard standard drilling techniques they can use during their JROTC ceremonies.

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Civilian of the Month

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Jesse Jones Agency: U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Telecommunications specialist. Responsibilities include installation, evaluation, integration and testing of satellite earth terminal systems. How long at current assignment: 18 years, 10 months How long in government service: 39 years, retired after 20 years active duty Residence: Sierra Vista Family: Wife Tina Hobbies:…

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Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

Posted October 3, 2014 by Marie Berberea

FORT SILL, Okla. — A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post Aug. 31, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier. “He had cut his wrists, I mean about that far on each wrist,” said Powell, gesturing slashing his forearm. “It…

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‘Start Strong:’ Every Army career starts with TRADOC

Posted September 26, 2014 by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the “Start Strong” phase of every Soldier’s career. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, known as TRADOC, transforms civilians into Soldiers and provides…

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Honoring Gold Star Mothers

Posted September 26, 2014 by

As part of our commitment to never forget those Soldiers who gave all, the Army joins the Nation on Sunday in remembering the strength and sacrifice of its Gold Star Mothers. Since 1936, Congress has set aside the last Sunday in September to recognize the mothers of Service members who have died while defending our…

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Remember Gold Star Mothers, Families

Posted September 26, 2014 by Department of the Army

The term Gold Star Family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by Families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate Family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which…

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