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Avoid tickborne diseases in Arizona

Posted July 5, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

Tick season in Arizona is almost year-round due to the warm climate. Due to a mild winter and warmer-than-usual spring, this year’s tick population will likely be higher than usual.

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WNV symptoms, FH precautionary measures explained

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

West Nile Virus is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of a female mosquito. Nationwide WNV has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does…

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MetLife begins TRICARE Dental Program partnership

Posted June 7, 2012 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. is now the new TRICARE Dental Program contractor, providing dental benefits for more than two million TRICARE beneficiaries worldwide. Beneficiaries purchasing TDP are seeing expanded dental benefits with lower monthly premium rates than last year. More details about premiums costs can be found on the MetLife…

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Money transfers can be risky business

Posted October 4, 2012 by Legal Assistance Office

“You’ve won a prize!” “I’m in a foreign country, and I need cash.” “We’re temporarily unable to accept credit cards.” “Your dream apartment is available immediately at an incredible price!” Scam artists use a number of elaborate schemes to get people’s money, and many involve money transfers through companies like Western Union and MoneyGram. According…

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SHARP

Posted April 5, 2013 by

The Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, known as SHARP, exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual harassment by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. Additionally, we strive to: Reduce…

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Maintain bicycles at home for smooth, safe ride

Posted September 6, 2013 by Ty Holland

Southeast Arizona is considered one of the prime locations in the United States for street and mountain biking. Cooler temperatures and monsoon’s end will soon bring bikers out in greater numbers.

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American Red Cross had unique beginning

Posted February 7, 2014 by Scout reports

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that offers services to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. As the nation’s premier emergency preparedness and response organization, the Red Cross is there to help and comfort people through devastating crises…

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Melanoma – silent but deadly

Posted July 18, 2014 by Velvie Bennett

Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more…

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Fit for Life: Army Performance Triad is like three-legged stool

Posted November 26, 2014 by David “Chazz” Owen

The title of this article involves the parable of the three-legged stool. Such an item is very sturdy, and capable of supporting great loads, but take just one leg away and it becomes precarious.

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ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

Posted April 3, 2015 by Eric Kowal

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, family and social status. The site allows the user to take a completely confidential brief survey through…

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