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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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Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

Posted October 31, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Maci Hidalgo During the Domestic Violence Awareness Open House at Army Community Service Oct. 23, Jan Barber, Fort Huachuca’s Family Advocacy Program manager, highlights the resources available to Families and Soldiers, including support groups for young parents, reintegration programs for Families experiencing deployment and redeployment stress, and programs on anger management, dating violence and gender…

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Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns of Halloween hazards

Posted October 31, 2014 by Karin Lorentzen

TUCSON, Ariz. – As Halloween time nears, personnel at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center want parents and grandparents to watch for common risks to youth. Glow stick exposures possible Sometimes youngsters break or gnaw on the sticks and come in contact with the “glow.” Fortunately, the colorful liquid is low on the toxicity…

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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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Dempsey says combating Ebola a national security priority

Posted October 24, 2014 by Jim Garamone

In a video message to the force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called the fight against Ebola in West Africa a U.S. national security priority and said the health and safety of American Service members deployed to the region will be safeguarded.

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Fire Prevention Safety Week features Jaws of Life demonstration

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Fort Huachuca firefighters pull a “man” out of a crushed vehicle during a demonstration in the PX parking lot on Oct. 10. The firefighters named the doll, used as a prop during training, “Rescue Randy.”   Fort Huachuca firefighters prepare to remove the roof of a vehicle during a demonstration for Families and children in…

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Flu shots: MI Student Clinic staff administer vaccine, facilitate 2-13th Avn. Regt. mission

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maj. Caroline Broden

Students line up before opening time outside the Military Intelligence Student Clinic on the Columbus Day training holiday Oct. 10 to get their flu vaccine. When another venue fell through, the MI Student Clinic staff volunteered to vaccinate the Service members so the requirement would not adversely affect the students’ training mission.   The first…

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Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kevin Robinson,

‘Be Food Safe’ FORT LEE, Va. — Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses. For the Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. “From the store to their kitchen…

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted October 17, 2014 by Eric Hortin

U.S. Army graphic by Lawrence Boyd “You Are the First Line of Defense.” That is the message those who are responsible for the defense of the Army’s networks wants to get out to the rest of the Army during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. “The network is no longer just a platform for communications or…

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Trick-or-treat hours set for Fort Huachuca Oct. 31

Posted October 17, 2014 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Standard access requirements for the installation remain in effect. This includes the requirement that everyone 16 and over entering the installation provide a valid picture identification and…

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