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THANKSGIVING DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted November 26, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

Thanksgiving is a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and opportunity we share as Americans. Holiday weekends provide a well-earned respite from work and an opportunity for travel to visit Family and friends. However, increased travel means increased exposure to the hazards associated with heavy holiday…

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Baby, it’s cold outside — time to heat things up

Posted November 26, 2014 by Scout reports

Within the past few weeks, the normally warm Arizona heat has done an about-face — suddenly it’s cold outside. Often people’s homes or office spaces are not heated to their liking so they use portable heaters to be more comfortable. Sometimes Families use fireplaces to help take the edge off of the cold in the…

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FH Retiree Council shares news, notes

Posted November 26, 2014 by timchisham

Peer support line helps veterans Since 2010, the Vets4Warriors Peer Support Line has provided service members confidential, peer-to-peer support. The Peer Support Line was built on the concept that Service members prefer to seek help from someone who has also served and understands their challenges. Vets4Warriors, which will soon change its name to the Military…

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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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Garrison commander conducts Ebola Awareness Town Halls

Posted November 21, 2014 by Joan Vasey

The Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Garrison commander conducted two Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Awareness Town Halls Nov. 13 at Murr Community Center to ensure all Installation Management Command (IMCOM) personnel are knowledgeable about the disease, its origins and spread. Col. Thomas A. Boone addressed attendees about the mandatory IMCOM Ebola training requirement, and said the…

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Lose cigarettes, e-cigs Thursday during Great American Smokeout

Posted November 14, 2014 by Joan Vasey

Fort Huachuca smokers and electronic nicotine delivery device users have an opportunity next week to quit smoking — even if it’s only for one day. On Thursday tobacco users across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan…

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Ebola facts, websites provide information about this communicable disease

Posted November 7, 2014 by Western Regional Medical Command

The health and safety of Western Regional Medical Command Soldiers and beneficiaries is the command’s priority. For that reason, Army Medicine is providing important information regarding communicable diseases, particularly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), that individuals should find helpful toward safeguarding their health. Many communicable diseases may be present at this time of year including, but…

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Service members, Civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

Posted November 7, 2014 by Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official website states that this year’s Ebola epidemic marks the largest number of confirmed cases of Ebola in history. In order to efficiently respond to an outbreak, Soldiers here trained to ensure they have the skill sets to properly don and doff…

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Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

Posted October 31, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Maci Hidalgo During the Domestic Violence Awareness Open House at Army Community Service Oct. 23, Jan Barber, Fort Huachuca’s Family Advocacy Program manager, highlights the resources available to Families and Soldiers, including support groups for young parents, reintegration programs for Families experiencing deployment and redeployment stress, and programs on anger management, dating violence and gender…

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Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns of Halloween hazards

Posted October 31, 2014 by Karin Lorentzen

TUCSON, Ariz. – As Halloween time nears, personnel at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center want parents and grandparents to watch for common risks to youth. Glow stick exposures possible Sometimes youngsters break or gnaw on the sticks and come in contact with the “glow.” Fortunately, the colorful liquid is low on the toxicity…

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