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Tobacco use harms military readiness, official says

Posted August 15, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Because tobacco use is harmful to military readiness, the Defense Department has an added responsibility to curb its use, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said Tuesday, noting that service members are more likely to use tobacco products than Civilians. Tobacco use can lead to excess oral cavity disease and morbidity,…

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Avoid becoming a DUI statistic over coming holidays

Posted December 12, 2014 by Rosa Peralta

As Soldiers prepare for holiday block leave and Families plan their festive holiday gatherings, Army Substance Abuse Program personnel remind Soldiers, Civilians and the community that drunk or drugged driving can be a lethal combination with disastrous consequences, even death. In Arizona, if a person driving is impaired to the slightest degree, he or she…

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Soldiers take tough stance on physical fitness test failures

Posted May 8, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Soldiers at the first-ever NCO Solarium said they felt the Army has gone soft on those who have failed their Army Physical Fitness Tests, or APFT, too many times — and called for more discipline in enforcing standards.

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Army focuses on traumatic brain injuries

Posted March 23, 2012 by Ben Sherman

FORT SILL, Okla. “” March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have exposed U.S and coalition forces to countless explosions from many sources, often resulting in traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The Defense Department has identified the leading causes of TBI in the…

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‘Pockets of excellence’ across Army, but work still needs to be done on force health

Posted August 2, 2012 by By C. Todd Lopez

FORT RILEY, Kan. — Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd Austin capped off a week-long series of visits to several Army installations, with a final visit to Fort Riley, Kan., Friday. The visits were part of an effort to develop a better understanding of the “health of the force.” The vice talked…

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Message from the Commanding General: Holiday Safety Message

Posted December 13, 2012 by United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca

As the holidays draw near and the year comes to a close, I hope you will all take the time to reflect on our many accomplishments and remember the great strides we’ve made as an installation and an Army. It has been a momentous year, both for Fort Huachuca and for our nation. I want…

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Warm, dry season means increased fire potential in Southwest

Posted May 31, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

As the weather gets warmer, outdoor activities increase. To ensure that fun continues safely, always bear fire prevention and safety in mind. Starting at the beginning of spring, brush and vegetation begin to dry out, creating prime conditions for wildfires. To avoid accidentally starting a wildfire, bear these important tips in mind: Fireworks are prohibited…

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Traffic safety cameras final installation underway

Posted December 6, 2013 by City of Sierra Vista

Workers at two busy Sierra Vista intersections are installing the last two remaining red light cameras planned for Sierra Vista. They will become fully operational next year. New cameras are being installed at the intersection of State Route 92 and Foothills Drive and will be the first to go online, starting with a 30-day warning…

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Fit for Life: Discussing Functional Fitness — what is it?

Posted May 23, 2014 by David “Chazz” Owen

David “Chazz” Owen Do a web search of “Functional Fitness,” F2, and you will likely encounter a plethora of definitions, systems claiming to be the be-all, end-all of the term and even rants deriding its overuse. Chances are, those involved in one or more forms of exercise, or have seen the workouts of the cast…

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Disability Employment Awareness showcased this month

Posted October 10, 2014 by Zakiya Mabery

“Expect. Employ. Empower.” is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme for October 2014. The history of National Disability Employment Month goes back to 1945 when Congress enacted a resolution declaring the first week in October each year. “National Employ the Physically Handicapped.” It has since been expended to recognize all disabilities, mental or physical,…

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