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Local jury scam alert — avoid becoming a victim

Posted October 10, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

The Sierra Vista Police Department, SVPD, is warning residents not to fall prey to the “jury scam”— a ploy often used by scam artists. Three callers reported the same ruse to officers Oct. 2. All three received a call from a person claiming to be with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office looking to collect $4,500…

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Fort Huachuca ramps up suicide prevention awareness

Posted October 3, 2014 by Scout reports

Twenty-three students recently graduated from an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, ASIST, Training for Trainers, T4T, and earned Provisional Trainer status as ASIST trainers. ASIST provides individuals with additional skills and tools to help someone who is at risk of suicide. Living Works, the company that owns the ASIST program, sent four trainers from around…

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Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

Posted October 3, 2014 by Marie Berberea

FORT SILL, Okla. — A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post Aug. 31, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier. “He had cut his wrists, I mean about that far on each wrist,” said Powell, gesturing slashing his forearm. “It…

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World Suicide Prevention Day Candlelight Vigil held in SV

Posted September 19, 2014 by William Niemyer

Photos by Jen Monson The Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard present the colors during the World Suicide Prevention Day Candlelight Vigil, Sept. 10, at Sierra Vista’s Veterans’ Memorial Park. In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the Sierra Vista Community Coalition partnered with Fort Huachuca Suicide Prevention Program…

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Are you, your Family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

Posted September 12, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

J.D. Leipold Bill Newman of the Army’s Emergency Management Program at the Pentagon speaks with a Soldier about creating an emergency kit for his Family. The “Ready Army” display at the Pentagon early this month was part of September’s National Preparedness Month. WASHINGTON — Every September for the last 11 years, the Federal Emergency Management…

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Preventing suicide: ‘Power of 1’ could save a life

Posted September 12, 2014 by Shannon Collins

WASHINGTON — As Suicide Prevention Month and year-long Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs efforts continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials emphasize the importance of the power of one, peer support and resources. The DoD, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched “The Power of 1” campaign in observance of Suicide…

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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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Army Suicide Prevention Month

Posted September 5, 2014 by Army Substance Abuse Program

The Army has extended observance of National Suicide Prevention Week to the entire month of September. The theme for 2014 is “Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening our Professionals.” Fort Huachuca suicide prevention activities include: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 23 and 30: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Ask, Care, Escort, ACE, Suicide Prevention Training at Murr Community Center….

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Labor Day Safety Message

Posted August 28, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and celebrates the American worker and the contributions they make to our great country. I want to commend you on your efforts to control heat injuries through another hot summer. Your diligence and care for teammates contributed to an overall 20-percent decrease in accident fatalities…

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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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