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Sexual Assault Awareness Month ends, Soldiers continue to ‘Speak Up!’

Posted May 9, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, 1st Sgt. Tiffany Moore and Master Sgt. Maricella Derrick, Installation Sexual Assault Response coordinators, and Sgt. 1st Class James Budden and Sgt. 1st Class Sheri Sullivan, installation victim advocates, pose for a picture following the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Luncheon held May 2 at the Thunder Mountain Activity…

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Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

Posted October 3, 2014 by Marie Berberea

FORT SILL, Okla. — A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post Aug. 31, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier. “He had cut his wrists, I mean about that far on each wrist,” said Powell, gesturing slashing his forearm. “It…

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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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Ebola Virus Disease outbreak — know the facts

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maj. Holly Shenefiel

Ebola Virus Disease, previously known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, was originally discovered in 1976 in what is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and since its first discovery has appeared sporadically through Africa. It is still unknown how the first human became infected; but, it is suspected the first person was infected…

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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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