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Cost of DUIs runs high

Posted December 13, 2012 by Sierra Vista Police Department

With the holiday season come the holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an…

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Decorate safely for the holidays

Posted December 13, 2012 by FH Fire Department/DES

Every year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. In addition, warns CPSC, candles start about 11,600 fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million…

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Drive Responsibly – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Posted December 13, 2012 by Beth Ann Cameron

The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent. Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drugs such as marijuana and cocaine are involved in about 18 percent…

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Add an app to access TRICARE pharmacy benefits

Posted December 6, 2012 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE beneficiaries have pharmacy options available and accessible in the palm of their hand just by using TRICARE pharmacy contractor Express Script’s enhanced mobile application. The additions let beneficiaries use their smartphone to safely and securely manage their TRICARE pharmacy benefit. The updated app includes medication reminders and an account registration…

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Army launches winter safety campaign

Posted November 29, 2012 by Strategic Communication Directorate

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign Monday, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs. The campaign is the second of four installments of the “Know the Signs” safety effort. While fatal accidents usually dip during the winter…

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Internet romance scams use Soldiers’ identities

Posted November 29, 2012 by Army News Service

WASHINGTON — Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud — especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts. Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, continues to…

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Message from the Commanding General United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Thanksgiving Day Safety Message Our Nation will celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 22, 2012, a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and the opportunity we share as Americans. Historically, holiday weekends are periods of increased risk. The additional time off provides a well-earned respite from the duties…

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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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RWBAHC Behavioral Health Services opens in new location

Posted November 15, 2012 by Joan Vasey

With the snip of a ribbon on Nov. 8, Behavioral Health Services, or BHS, at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Clinic, RWBAHC, officially opened their new $2.5 M, 9,350 square-foot location on the second floor of the building. “Everyone’s presence this morning unequivocally affirms and validates that Army senior leaders are fully committed to supporting…

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Syringes, needles will no longer be accepted at RWBAHC

Posted November 15, 2012 by Scout reports

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will no longer accept used syringes, needles or lancets, also known as household sharps, from patients after Nov. 30. Household sharps are typically used in the home for insulin injection. They are also used for administering medications to treat other medical conditions, including the prevention of blood clots, and…

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