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Fit for Life – Ab work, body composition myths examined

Posted July 19, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

One of the most commonly misunderstood items in fitness is the misconceptions about body composition and abdominal work.

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Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted January 17, 2014 by Fort Huachuca AAFES Exchange Service

Gabrielle Kuholski Nicolas Garcia, Exchange visual merchandiser manager, stacks single serving size portions of oatmeal inside the shoppette near the Main Gate. Oatmeal is one healthy option available for purchase at the Main Gate Express. According to “Sourcewire,” nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army…

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Use fireworks safely over July 4th holiday weekend

Posted July 3, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Shooting-off fireworks on Independence Day is becoming more hazardous, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission study issued June 26. In 2013, there were eight deaths and an estimated 11,400 consumers who sustained injuries related to fireworks, the CPSC study said. This represents an increase from 8,700 injuries in 2012. Sixty-five percent, or…

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Drivers asked to pitch in, reduce traffic violations

Posted May 3, 2012 by By Alton Dunham

A statistical rise in traffic violations during the first and second quarter of fiscal year 2012 is prompting Fort leadership to ask Huachuca drivers to do their part. Traffic control device violations, such as running a traffic light or failing to stop at a posted stop sign were the biggest offenses with 146 motor vehicle…

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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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Teen driving safety, awareness program offered

Posted October 18, 2012 by City of Sierra Vista

The Southeastern Arizona DUI (driving under the influence) Task Force in conjunction with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Vista Police Department, Department of Defense Police, Arizona Rangers and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers announce the development of the Teen Driving Safety and Awareness Program. The program was designed to save lives and make highways safer…

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Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

Posted April 26, 2013 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON – A “David-and-Goliath” scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drug maker’s decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, commander of Fort Bliss,…

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Third quarter statistics bring attention to need for personal weapons safety

Posted September 13, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Statistics are in for the 2013 fiscal year through third quarter regarding personal injury-other losses, or PIO losses. There is a 24-percent increase in PIO-losses compared to last year. According to Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general, Fort Rucker, Ala., privately owned weapons accidents have accounted for nearly 27 percent…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month ‘Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.’

Posted March 28, 2014 by Rosa Peralta-Imamura

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., or NCADD, sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. For the 28th Anniversary of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month, NCADD has chosen the theme “Help for Today….

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Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Posted August 15, 2014 by Scout reports

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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