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Freedom comes with risk, responsibility

Posted September 6, 2013 by Eric Hortin

Motorcycles are a means of transportation; they move a rider from one place to another just as cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles do. Motorcycles are also a gateway to a culture that embraces the freedom of the open road that can only be appreciated by other riders. Exposed to the elements without the confines…

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Maintain bicycles at home for smooth, safe ride

Posted September 6, 2013 by Ty Holland

Southeast Arizona is considered one of the prime locations in the United States for street and mountain biking. Cooler temperatures and monsoon’s end will soon bring bikers out in greater numbers.

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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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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted August 9, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Department of Defense, or DoD, officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their Family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year…

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2014 MRE menu to change

Posted August 2, 2013 by Alex Dixon

Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat or MREs. Food will be packaged in foldable fiberboard sleeves instead of the current cartons inside the MREs to reduce the size and weight. The changes…

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Eye clinic personnel offers summer eye safety tips

Posted August 2, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

The Optometry Clinic at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has advice to keep all members of the Family eye-smart.

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Physical fitness policies raise questions

Posted July 19, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Capt. Alex Spalloni, Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion (foreground), and 2nd Lt. Kevin Sheehan, Company C, 304th MI Bn., wear the issued warm-weather physical training uniform while lifting weights at Barnes Field House during physical training readiness hours. All Soldiers, permanent party and students are issued a warm weather and cold weather…

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Stay away – avoid falls on slippery rocks

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Cochise County Sheriff Department This photo was taken Tuesday by a member of the Cochise County Sheriff Department at Juniper Flats off State Route 80 near Bisbee after a period of heavy rainfall. Sheriff department officials urge the public to stay off rocks to avoid potential falls during monsoon season, as rocks are slippery when…

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Fit for Life – Ab work, body composition myths examined

Posted July 19, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

One of the most commonly misunderstood items in fitness is the misconceptions about body composition and abdominal work.

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Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted July 12, 2013 by Fort Huachuca Safety Office

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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