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World Suicide Prevention Day Candlelight Vigil held in SV

Posted September 19, 2014 by William Niemyer

Photos by Jen Monson The Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard present the colors during the World Suicide Prevention Day Candlelight Vigil, Sept. 10, at Sierra Vista’s Veterans’ Memorial Park. In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the Sierra Vista Community Coalition partnered with Fort Huachuca Suicide Prevention Program…

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Are you, your Family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

Posted September 12, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

J.D. Leipold Bill Newman of the Army’s Emergency Management Program at the Pentagon speaks with a Soldier about creating an emergency kit for his Family. The “Ready Army” display at the Pentagon early this month was part of September’s National Preparedness Month. WASHINGTON — Every September for the last 11 years, the Federal Emergency Management…

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Preventing suicide: ‘Power of 1’ could save a life

Posted September 12, 2014 by Shannon Collins

WASHINGTON — As Suicide Prevention Month and year-long Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs efforts continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials emphasize the importance of the power of one, peer support and resources. The DoD, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched “The Power of 1” campaign in observance of Suicide…

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Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted September 5, 2014 by Ron Wolf

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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Army Suicide Prevention Month

Posted September 5, 2014 by Army Substance Abuse Program

The Army has extended observance of National Suicide Prevention Week to the entire month of September. The theme for 2014 is “Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening our Professionals.” Fort Huachuca suicide prevention activities include: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 23 and 30: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Ask, Care, Escort, ACE, Suicide Prevention Training at Murr Community Center….

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Labor Day Safety Message

Posted August 28, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and celebrates the American worker and the contributions they make to our great country. I want to commend you on your efforts to control heat injuries through another hot summer. Your diligence and care for teammates contributed to an overall 20-percent decrease in accident fatalities…

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Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Posted August 15, 2014 by Scout reports

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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Tobacco use harms military readiness, official says

Posted August 15, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Because tobacco use is harmful to military readiness, the Defense Department has an added responsibility to curb its use, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said Tuesday, noting that service members are more likely to use tobacco products than Civilians. Tobacco use can lead to excess oral cavity disease and morbidity,…

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Military, Sierra Vista police share back-to-school driving cautions

Posted August 8, 2014 by Scout reports

Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista schools are back in session, and Fort Huachuca Police and Sierra Vista Police Department personnel remind motorists about traffic laws to help keep youth safe in school zones and around school buses. Heed yellow signs near crosswalks in schools zones during school hours. Vehicles must stop for pedestrians in the…

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RWBAHC changes EFMP appointment times

Posted August 8, 2014 by RWBAHC EFMP

Exceptional Family Member Program, EFMP, personnel at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center now set patient appointments every weekday morning from 7:30 – 11 a.m. These appointments are for EFMP enrollments, updates, disenrollments and overseas screening. The Soldier, spouse or legal guardian can contact Family Care Clinic B to begin the assessment process for enrollment,…

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