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ACS shares disaster preparedness information, ERP news, class dates

Posted July 11, 2014 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto

Ready Army, special needs Families Army Community Service, ACS, Exceptional Family Program, EFMP, shares information from the Ready Army website. Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and…

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Service members, Civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

Posted November 7, 2014 by Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official website states that this year’s Ebola epidemic marks the largest number of confirmed cases of Ebola in history. In order to efficiently respond to an outbreak, Soldiers here trained to ensure they have the skill sets to properly don and doff…

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Avoid contact, report any unexploded ordnance findings

Posted March 20, 2015 by Anastasia Dean

Courtesy photos This unexploded ordnance was discovered on Fort Huachuca’s Range 11 a little more than two weeks ago in an area where prescribed burning had taken place. When an unexploded WWII-era 60mm mortar was discovered on Range 11 in an area that recently underwent a prescribed burn here, a specially trained explosive ordnance disposal…

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How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

Posted November 1, 2012 by Capt. Mo Greenberg

Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives.

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Campaign encourages drivers to ‘buckle up’

Posted May 10, 2013 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Scott Vasey Staff Sgt. Nicholas Young, an instructor/writer with Company D, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, prepares for a drive by buckling his seat belt, the first thing drivers and passengers should do when they enter a vehicle. Seat belts have been proven to save lives and their use is mandatory. The Fort Huachuca Provost Marshal Office,…

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Fit for Life – Improve running with attention to pace, form

Posted October 11, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

The most widely practiced and recognized form of cardio is running. It was probably your first means of real play as a child. The military requires it for those not limited by temporary or congenital illness/injury.

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Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers’ immune systems, cognitive ability

Posted March 28, 2014 by Bob Reinert

Bob Reinert A study being conducted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts is examining how sleep restriction affects wound healing and whether nutritional supplements can help offset the effects. In a sub-study, Soldiers such as Pvt. Daniel Pardo did virtual marksmanship training in the middle…

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Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted September 5, 2014 by Ron Wolf

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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Healthy diet changes preferred over fad diets

Posted January 9, 2015 by Sonia Blodgett,

I can remember when the Atkins diet, which initially gained popularity in the 1970s, had a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s. I was working at a hospital at the time and several overweight employees went on the Atkins diet to lose weight. They consumed a lot of low carb proteins which were frequently…

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Motorcycle safety is not just for May, but for entire year

Posted May 22, 2015 by Fort Huachuca Safety Team

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designates May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month which coincides with the beginning of motorcycle riding season for many Soldiers and also serves as the early kick-off for the annual “101 Critical Days of Summer Safety” program. Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death…

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