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ACS addresses autism, volunteers, resiliency

Posted April 11, 2014 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto

April is Autism Awareness Month One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a 30 percent increase from one in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April is Autism Awareness Month and is necessary to inform the…

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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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Protect your home from wildfire

Posted July 12, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention

In part two of a four-part series running over the next few weeks, the members of the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention share information on how to protect the home inside and out during a wild fire.

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Take care of self, family during flu season

Posted January 19, 2013 by Beth McMillan

The flu season is here and there has been an increase in the number of people diagnosed with Influenza, especially on the East Coast of the United States. Locally, the majority of the patients who have presented to Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, are younger children and adults who have not received…

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Monsoon start means break from hot weather – keep summer safety in mind

Posted July 5, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona area until early July, monsoon season has “officially” begun according to the National Weather Services, and safety precaution needs to be a priority.

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Dentist visits FH weekly, bolsters services at clinic

Posted January 10, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

For almost 13 years Burton Becker, DDS, a civilian periodontist from Tucson, has driven 80 miles one way to provide dental support to the Fort Huachuca Dental Clinic Command, one day a week. Becker has been active in the periodontics and implant dentistry field for more than 50 years. Originally from Tucson, Becker was stationed…

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Official explains options for changing health care providers

Posted June 20, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here June 12. In a Department of Defense News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their Families to know there are several easy options…

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Flu shots: MI Student Clinic staff administer vaccine, facilitate 2-13th Avn. Regt. mission

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maj. Caroline Broden

Students line up before opening time outside the Military Intelligence Student Clinic on the Columbus Day training holiday Oct. 10 to get their flu vaccine. When another venue fell through, the MI Student Clinic staff volunteered to vaccinate the Service members so the requirement would not adversely affect the students’ training mission.   The first…

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Paper shredders can be dangerous work horse

Posted April 5, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Department Fire Prevention Office

People use paper shredders at home or business offices to destroy confidential documents, protect personal information and prevent identify theft. According to CBS News’ “Early Show” consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen, Americans spent $400 million dollars on paper shredders in 2010 alone.

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UXOs are potential hidden hazard

Posted August 23, 2012 by Scout reports

Army safety officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordinance and about off-limits areas on their installation. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly — a “dud.” For some children, the lure of unexploded ordnance is difficult to…

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