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Water can be friend or foe – it depends on you

Posted May 24, 2013 by Scout reports

Water is necessary to sustain life. Without water, humans could not survive for more than a few days. However, water can also be deadly. Under the wrong circumstances, people, especially infants, have drowned in just a few inches. The summer recreation season is here, and even in Arizona, people will take to pools, lakes, ponds…

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Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medications safely on FH

Posted November 1, 2013 by Tracey Penland

Sgt. Jonathon Stoddard, left, Directorate of Emergency Services, assists a local resident in safely turning in unwanted medications during the annual Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back event Saturday in the parking lot at the main exchange. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., local residents turned in approximately 60 pounds of unwanted medications…

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Prepare for wildfire survival – before another one starts

Posted May 2, 2014 by Lucius Kirkland, Fire Inspector

Bud Linardy, Fort Huachuca Fire Department The Brown Fire puts up a huge column of smoke in the Huachuca Mountains on April 16. If not prepared already, people should get ready for wildfire season now by clearing areas around their homes and packing “to go” bags to grab and take with them should there be…

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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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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted September 7, 2012 by Kirk Frady

WASHINGTON — The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, next week, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday. The Army will expand its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma reduction and…

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Cyber security — more important than ever before

Posted February 1, 2013 by Fort Huachuca Antiterrorism Office

It was long after the hour of darkness and everyone had left the building for the day. Ever so slowly, the door leading onto the main hall swung open, and, after glancing furtively up and down the corridor, a man dressed in janitor cleaning attire slid out. Hesitantly, he pushed his cart to an office…

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Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

Posted July 12, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn’t always cooperate in people’s favor.

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TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at 189 facilities

Posted January 17, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States on April 1, Pentagon officials said Monday. While the 189 facilities will stop taking walk-ins, beneficiaries can accomplish any administrative task online or by phone, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. The TRICARE military health plan service…

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Be fire safe during July 4 holiday weekend

Posted July 3, 2014 by Lawrence Beal

Fort Huachuca Fire Department personnel wish everyone a festive and safe 4th of July. Events on that day are enjoyable for Families and friends, celebrating the independence of America in 1776. By being safe and following the guidelines of local jurisdictions we can better prepare ourselves to avoid injuries or fires. The fire service has…

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Trials for TBI blood test underway

Posted June 14, 2012 by Story and photo by Rob McIlvaine

The Army is now running trials on a blood test, similar to one used to test blood sugar, that can be used by medics on the battlefield to determine if a Soldier has sustained damaged brain cells, especially...

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