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Money transfers can be risky business

Posted October 4, 2012 by Legal Assistance Office

“You’ve won a prize!” “I’m in a foreign country, and I need cash.” “We’re temporarily unable to accept credit cards.” “Your dream apartment is available immediately at an incredible price!” Scam artists use a number of elaborate schemes to get people’s money, and many involve money transfers through companies like Western Union and MoneyGram. According…

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Programs, activities to heighten fire-prevention awareness

Posted October 4, 2012 by Scout Reports

“Have Two Ways Out” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week which runs Sunday through Oct. 13. The Fort Huachuca Fire Department Prevention Office staff and firefighters will visit the schools and the Child Youth Services areas on the following days: Tuesday, 9 – 11 a.m.: New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development…

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Retired NFL player speaks about seeking help for mental illness

Posted September 27, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Retired national football league player and mixed martial arts fighter, Herschel Walker, visited Fort Huachuca Sept. 20 to discuss the importance of seeking help for mental illness. Walker, who is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder or multiple personalities, visits installations, speaking with Soldiers about the importance of asking for help. “There is no shame in…

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Got gas? Safety tips can prevent leaks

Posted September 20, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Department

In late August, Fort Huachuca Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a building where a child was ill. What made the youth sick was a natural gas leak from a stove in a facility on Fort Huachuca. This leak was ongoing for some time and had been previously reported but not to the proper personnel…

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Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

Posted September 20, 2012 by J.D. Leipold

WASHINGTON — In one week the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin III ordered the Sept. 27 stand down following the release of July suicide figures, which confirmed two suicides and…

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FH to collect unused, unwanted prescription drugs

Posted September 20, 2012 by Natalie Campbell

The first-ever Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Fort Huachuca is Sept. 29 at the Main Post Exchange parking lot, near Cochise Theater. Law enforcement personnel will be present from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to collect and dispose of unused or unwanted and expired prescription drugs. The U.S. Army, Pharmacy Services at Raymond W. Bliss…

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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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