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PTSD ambassador gives outreach presentation here

Posted April 19, 2012 by Maj. Jennifer Butler

Bob Delaney arrived Monday as part of an outreach program’s presentations to Soldiers and families at the Military Intelligence Center of Excellence about coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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RWBAHC and EFMP recognize Autism Awareness Month

Posted April 19, 2012 by Raymond W. Bliss

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Taken together, they may result in relatively mild challenges for someone on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum….

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Paper shredders can be dangerous work horse

Posted April 5, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Department Fire Prevention Office

People use paper shredders at home or business offices to destroy confidential documents, protect personal information and prevent identify theft. According to CBS News’ “Early Show” consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen, Americans spent $400 million dollars on paper shredders in 2010 alone.

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Fire prevention office provided fire extinguisher-use training

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Joan Vasey

Members of a contract organization here were shown how to extinguish fires using a special training device Thursday and Friday during training here which not only provided the necessary skills, but did so with no environmental impact. Seventy-four employees received fire extinguisher use…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program

Posted March 29, 2012 by Scout Reports

The culprit behind America’s second leading cause of death isn’t the result of too many cigarettes or driving recklessly. It’s sitting in people’s bathroom cabinet, kitchen or bedside table, and people might use it every day. Abuse of prescription drugs, whether codeine from a person’s last root canal…

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Live safely with bears on Fort Huachuca

Posted March 29, 2012 by Mark McCabe

Fort Huachuca is located in what is considered good black bear habitat. Bears are used to the area and capable of living here successfully without human intervention. However, occasionally bears will wander into the housing or other cantonment areas in search of an easy meal. People must be proactive…

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Law enforcement, fire emergency? Move over!

Posted March 29, 2012 by Sierra Vista Police Department

When drivers see sirens flashing, they need to move over. According to Arizona Revised Statutes, 28-775E.1.2. Authorized Emergency Vehicles; Approaching; Following Fire Apparatus, when a police vehicle, ambulance or fire apparatus is driving with its lights and sirens activated, pull to the right of the roadway and stop moving. Do not stop in an intersection. Drivers…

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Army focuses on traumatic brain injuries

Posted March 23, 2012 by Ben Sherman

FORT SILL, Okla. “” March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have exposed U.S and coalition forces to countless explosions from many sources, often resulting in traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The Defense Department has identified the leading causes of TBI in the…

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Army reinforces need for vehicle safety training

Posted March 22, 2012 by Amy Sunseri

Soldiers are killed or injured across the Army on a daily basis in privately-owned vehicle and motorcycle accidents. That is why the Army is strengthening its Army Traffic Safety Training Program for all Army personnel. “The training is established to reinforce a positive attitude toward driving, individual…

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