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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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“The Gold Book” is one risk prevention resource tool

Posted July 26, 2012 by Nick Gilmore, Risk Reduction Program Coordinator

The following vignette was taken from the 2012 Department of the Army report titled “Generating Health and Discipline in the Force: Ahead of the Strategic Reset,” also known as “The Gold Book”.

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Wildfires — what to do after returning home

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Inspector Ben Lomas

In this final part of a four-part series on wildland fire survival and preparedness, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention shares information on what to do after a wildfire.

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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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Survival is possible when wildfires occur — learn how

Posted July 19, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention

In part three of a four-part series on wildfire preparation and survival, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention provides information on what to do if you are unable to evacuate in time, happen to get caught...

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TRICARE information access to change

Posted July 12, 2012 by TRICARE

TRICARE Online, the Department of Defense patient portal, offers convenient, safe access to personal health data including allergy profile, medication profile, problem lists, encounter notes and even lab results. Users can currently access TOL using three types of accounts: MHS/iAS Username and Password; DoD Common Access Card; or DoD Self-Service Logon. CAC and Premium DS…

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Protect your home from wildfire

Posted July 12, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention

In part two of a four-part series running over the next few weeks, the members of the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention share information on how to protect the home inside and out during a wild fire.

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IWATCH program designed to mitigate terrorism

Posted July 12, 2012 by Scout Reports

If you see something suspicious on post, the Directorate of Emergency Services doesn’t want you to call Ghostbusters; they want you to call Fort Huachuca’s IWATCH hotline.

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Synthetic designer drugs — are they here to stay?

Posted July 5, 2012 by By John Moore, Sr.,

Synthetic designer drugs — are they here to stay? Yes, it seems they are! Many have heard about the man-made drugs, Spice and Bath Salts, but how much do people really know about these relatively new synthetic products?

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Avoid tickborne diseases in Arizona

Posted July 5, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

Tick season in Arizona is almost year-round due to the warm climate. Due to a mild winter and warmer-than-usual spring, this year’s tick population will likely be higher than usual.

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