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Army Emergency Relief annual campaign underway

Posted March 6, 2015 by Department of the Army

Financial security is a key element of a ready and resilient force. The Army Emergency Relief, AER, Annual Campaign is conducted from March 1 through May 15 in order to increase Soldier awareness of this benefit, as well as to give Soldiers the opportunity to help their fellow Soldiers by donating. Local commanders can adjust…

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Arizona targets teen tobacco use with comedy, online video

Posted February 27, 2015 by John Skendall

Arizona’s health department has upped the ante on its anti-tobacco messaging to teens. The weapon of choice? A staple of modern-day social life: humorous online video clips shared on social media. Through its anti-smoking youth coalition, called Students Taking a New Direction, (STAND), Arizona Department of Health Services, AZDHS, is reaching out to teens using…

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Runion Dental Clinic serves Fort Huachuca active-duty Soldiers

Posted February 27, 2015 by Stephanie Caffall

Fort Huachuca’s Runion Dental Clinic provides a variety of dental procedures and does so by following their mission of preventing, preserving and protecting the health of active-duty Service members. Currently the clinic offers several different programs to meet the needs of Soldiers on Fort Huachuca.

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It’s American Heart Month: Take care of your heart – it will work hard for you

Posted February 13, 2015 by Sonia Blodgett

February is American Heart Month and according to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 600,000 people die of heart disease every year, accounting for 25 percent of deaths in the U.S. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. Major risk factors that increase the risk of developing…

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Staying prepared for possible evacuation is key during fire season

Posted February 6, 2015 by Stephanie Caffall

Arizona’s fire season regularly starts in mid-April. However, last year it came upon Fort Huachuca earlier than expected. In hopes to keep the public informed and prepared, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, held an installation evacuation rehearsal and concept drill Jan. 27 at the Thunder…

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Cochise County Sheriff’s Office issues citizen advisory warning

Posted January 30, 2015 by CC Sheriff’s Office

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has received information regarding an ongoing investigation by the Tombstone Marshal’s Office about a suspicious subject who may be impersonating a law enforcement officer in the Sierra Vista/Tombstone area. Reports received state that a light skinned, heavyset Hispanic male between 30 – 40, driving a white crew cab Ford truck…

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Civilian Fitness Program coming to Fort Huachuca

Posted January 23, 2015 by Nick Gilmore

The Life is Good monthly workshops held its first workshop of the year Jan. 15 in the Network Enterprise Technology Command auditorium featuring Dr. Doug Briggs, the director of Human Performance at Fort Bliss, Texas. Briggs is an internationally recognized expert in his field with a lifetime of training, coaching and competing internationally. His presentation…

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National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

Posted January 16, 2015 by Armed Services Blood Program

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, the Armed Services Blood Program, ASBP, would like to thank you for “giving to the red, white and blue.” “2014 was a great year for the Armed Services Blood Program,” said Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director. “We have you — our…

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Obama unveils next steps in cybersecurity plan

Posted January 16, 2015 by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

WASHINGTON — Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I’m president, protecting America’s digital infrastructure…

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Retiree Council shares news you can use

Posted January 16, 2015 by Claudia Drum

Do retired Soldiers maintain healthier weights than Civilian retirees? Approximately half of the retired Soldiers whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index, BMI, that classified them as obese. Obesity rates for these retired Soldiers are significantly higher than the general population of…

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