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Warfighters and dietary supplements — what people need to know

Posted September 7, 2012 by Maj. Jennifer Butler

The most important fact to remember about dietary supplements is they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. This has not stopped over half of american adults from taking them. In fact, according to a survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 69 percent of American adults take dietary supplements. Before people say…

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New ADA-compliant chair makes pool accessible to most

Posted October 11, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Nathan Berry, lifeguard at Barnes Field House pool, demonstrates the use of the ADA-compliant chair, lowering himself into the pool with the control. The chair can be operated manually by remote control, unassisted, from outside or inside the pool. A new American Disability Association-fixed chair has been installed at the Barnes Field House pool for…

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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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Emergency preparedness is critical right now

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cochise County Sheriff Department

With the one year mark for the Monument Fire and the number of fires Cochise County has already seen so far this year, the Cochise County Sheriff Department staff encourages everyone to be mindful of fire dangers and to be ready in the event of a real emergency. There are three levels of evacuation readiness….

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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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