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Local incident Monday showcases monsoon’s danger

Posted July 19, 2012 by Scout Reports

On Monday, Cochise County sheriff’s deputies reported to a request for help from an injured man who knocked at a local resident’s door. The man said he was with some friends at the lower Carr Canyon campground outside of Sierra Vista when he went into the stream with a female friend. A wall of water…

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Four ways to lower risk of heart disease

Posted February 8, 2013 by Shari Lopatin

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high…

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Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted July 12, 2013 by Fort Huachuca Safety Office

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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It’s not too late — resolve to get fit this year

Posted January 17, 2014 by David “Chazz” Owen

Countless memes exist about vacant gyms in December of each year compared to a 30-person world wrestling match as a metaphor for fitness centers come January.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted July 3, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

On the 4th of July Americans everywhere celebrate the independence of our great Nation. Many will commemorate our country’s freedom with cookouts, parades, concerts, and firework displays. While we celebrate our Nation’s independence, we must not forget that the freedoms we enjoy have come with a heavy price. I ask all of you to reflect…

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Resilient Spouse Academy teaches spouses survival skills

Posted April 26, 2012 by By Joan Vasey

By definition, resiliency is the ability to bounce back after life-altering events, adjust to sudden shifts and changes and meet challenges head-on. Resiliency is a critical weapon for a service member to have in his or her life-skills arsenal. It’s not only those in the armed forces who need to be resilient — family…

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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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Don’t turn your back on domestic violence

Posted October 11, 2012 by Allitra Williams

The month of October is observed as Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month across the nation. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, or IPV, is an issue that continues to affect lives across the country and in our military. IPV is not a pleasant subject to discuss but vitally important to bring awareness…

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Don’t get sidelined by sports injuries

Posted April 19, 2013 by Tim Bushman, Phillip Garrett, Keith Hauret, Tyson Grier, Bruce Jones

Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted September 13, 2013 by

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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