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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted September 7, 2012 by Kirk Frady

WASHINGTON — The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, next week, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday. The Army will expand its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma reduction and…

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Cyber security — more important than ever before

Posted February 1, 2013 by Fort Huachuca Antiterrorism Office

It was long after the hour of darkness and everyone had left the building for the day. Ever so slowly, the door leading onto the main hall swung open, and, after glancing furtively up and down the corridor, a man dressed in janitor cleaning attire slid out. Hesitantly, he pushed his cart to an office…

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Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

Posted July 12, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn’t always cooperate in people’s favor.

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TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at 189 facilities

Posted January 17, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States on April 1, Pentagon officials said Monday. While the 189 facilities will stop taking walk-ins, beneficiaries can accomplish any administrative task online or by phone, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. The TRICARE military health plan service…

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Be fire safe during July 4 holiday weekend

Posted July 3, 2014 by Lawrence Beal

Fort Huachuca Fire Department personnel wish everyone a festive and safe 4th of July. Events on that day are enjoyable for Families and friends, celebrating the independence of America in 1776. By being safe and following the guidelines of local jurisdictions we can better prepare ourselves to avoid injuries or fires. The fire service has…

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Dempsey says combating Ebola a national security priority

Posted October 24, 2014 by Jim Garamone

In a video message to the force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called the fight against Ebola in West Africa a U.S. national security priority and said the health and safety of American Service members deployed to the region will be safeguarded.

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Firefighters busy this week with prescribed burn, wildfire

Posted March 13, 2015 by Scout reports

The Sierra Vista Ranger District in partnership with Fort Huachuca successfully conducted a prescribed burn in the grasslands below the Huachuca Mountains on the T3, Papa and Uniform North training areas on Monday. The burn was scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday but thanks to favorable weather, the entire areas were burned on Monday…

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Trials for TBI blood test underway

Posted June 14, 2012 by Story and photo by Rob McIlvaine

The Army is now running trials on a blood test, similar to one used to test blood sugar, that can be used by medics on the battlefield to determine if a Soldier has sustained damaged brain cells, especially...

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Trick-or-treat hours set on post

Posted October 11, 2012 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treat hours will be on Oct. 31, 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. On Oct. 30, 4 – 8 p.m. at the Main Fire Station across from the Main Post Chapel, firefighters will hand out candy and display their new…

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Self care strategies for athletes with IT Band Friction Syndrome

Posted April 19, 2013 by Capt. Leigh Anne Swafford

Every day at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, I see Soldiers with the diagnosis of Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.

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