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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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Wildfires — what to do after returning home

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Inspector Ben Lomas

In this final part of a four-part series on wildland fire survival and preparedness, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention shares information on what to do after a wildfire.

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Internet romance scams use Soldiers’ identities

Posted November 29, 2012 by Army News Service

WASHINGTON — Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud — especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts. Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, continues to…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted May 31, 2013 by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Keep cost of a DUI in mind during holiday parties

Posted November 22, 2013 by Fort Huachuca ASAP and Sierra Vista Police Department

With the holiday season come holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an hour….

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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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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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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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Presidents Day safety message

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Originally, two days in February were set aside to recognize the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their birthdays were celebrated on February 22 and 12, respectively. Eventually, the holidays were consolidated and this holiday was marked as an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of our commanders-in-chief, both past…

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