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Flu season is about to begin — be prepared

Posted September 13, 2012 by Beth McMillan

The number of people with flu symptoms normally begins to rise with the approach of cooler temperatures when people begin to gather inside. According to the Arizona Department of Health, last year most of the local cases of the flu were seen in people 20-49, followed closely by 5-19 year olds. These age groups spend…

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted September 7, 2012 by By Stephen McCann

This month marks the ninths annual commemoration of National Preparedness Month. This commemoration encourages Army leaders, Soldiers, their Families and civilians to prepare for all hazards — emergencies at home, work and throughout the community.  The event is a U.S. Army-wide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Army Campaign encouraging individuals, organizations and households to prepare…

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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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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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UXOs are potential hidden hazard

Posted August 23, 2012 by Scout reports

Army safety officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordinance and about off-limits areas on their installation. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly — a “dud.” For some children, the lure of unexploded ordnance is difficult to…

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WNV symptoms, FH precautionary measures explained

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

West Nile Virus is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of a female mosquito. Nationwide WNV has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does…

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Fire safety: FH Training Centers not different from college dorms

Posted August 16, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Prevention

Training groups who come to Fort Huachuca to learn, live in the same type of atmosphere as at other college campuses across the country. The same kind of fire safety rules apply for students living on Fort Huachuca as those living on other campuses. Each year college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds…

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During emergencies, FH can provide mass warnings, notifications

Posted August 9, 2012 by Story by Natalie Lakosil

Mass warning and notification systems play an important role on military installations.

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Vibrant Response 13 trains Soldiers for reality

Posted August 2, 2012 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

What would happen if a catastrophic event was to take place somewhere in the United States? Emergency services, armed forces and other...

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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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