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EFMP Respite Care provides support

Posted April 12, 2013 by ACS release

Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of…

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Abdominal work and body composition – part II

Posted September 5, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

In the last column, I described an all too common scenario regarding a Soldier trying to lose body fat in order to meet the Army standard. However, one could replace the word “Soldier” with “friend,” “training partner” or “Family member.”

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Soldier presents Active Shooter Response, Mitigation Training

Posted February 14, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, detachment sergeant, 18th Military Police Detachment, likes to give a disclaimer during Active Shooter Response and Mitigation training — he is not here to create world peace or to solve terrorism, stop the drug problem or rewrite well-established safety regulations.

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Natick takes shelter ballistic protection to the ‘X’ level

Posted August 1, 2014 by Jane Benson

Sometimes going ballistic is a good thing, particularly if it means working to enhance ballistic protection where Soldiers live, work, sleep and eat.

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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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Survival is possible when wildfires occur — learn how

Posted July 19, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention

In part three of a four-part series on wildfire preparation and survival, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention provides information on what to do if you are unable to evacuate in time, happen to get caught...

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DES shares tips to make Thanksgiving safer

Posted November 21, 2012 by Directorate of Emergency Services

The Thanksgiving Holiday is here, and the Fort Huachuca Directorate of Emergency Services wants everyone to have a safe holiday. These safety tips from the National Fire Protection Organization can keep people safe in the kitchen, the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Children love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the…

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Water can be friend or foe – it depends on you

Posted May 24, 2013 by Scout reports

Water is necessary to sustain life. Without water, humans could not survive for more than a few days. However, water can also be deadly. Under the wrong circumstances, people, especially infants, have drowned in just a few inches. The summer recreation season is here, and even in Arizona, people will take to pools, lakes, ponds…

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Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medications safely on FH

Posted November 1, 2013 by Tracey Penland

Sgt. Jonathon Stoddard, left, Directorate of Emergency Services, assists a local resident in safely turning in unwanted medications during the annual Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back event Saturday in the parking lot at the main exchange. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., local residents turned in approximately 60 pounds of unwanted medications…

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Prepare for wildfire survival – before another one starts

Posted May 2, 2014 by Lucius Kirkland, Fire Inspector

Bud Linardy, Fort Huachuca Fire Department The Brown Fire puts up a huge column of smoke in the Huachuca Mountains on April 16. If not prepared already, people should get ready for wildfire season now by clearing areas around their homes and packing “to go” bags to grab and take with them should there be…

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