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Fire Prevention Safety Week features Jaws of Life demonstration

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Fort Huachuca firefighters pull a “man” out of a crushed vehicle during a demonstration in the PX parking lot on Oct. 10. The firefighters named the doll, used as a prop during training, “Rescue Randy.”   Fort Huachuca firefighters prepare to remove the roof of a vehicle during a demonstration for Families and children in…

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Army Emergency Relief annual campaign underway

Posted March 6, 2015 by Department of the Army

Financial security is a key element of a ready and resilient force. The Army Emergency Relief, AER, Annual Campaign is conducted from March 1 through May 15 in order to increase Soldier awareness of this benefit, as well as to give Soldiers the opportunity to help their fellow Soldiers by donating. Local commanders can adjust…

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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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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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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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ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

Posted April 17, 2015 by Eric Kowal

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, Family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, Family and social status. The site allows the user to take a completely confidential brief survey through…

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