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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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FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

Posted October 17, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

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Message from the Commanding General United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca COLUMBUS DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted October 10, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of our continent and has been a celebrated Federal Holiday since 1937. I encourage everyone to take some much deserved time off to enjoy and celebrate this time off with Family and friends. As you embark on your long weekend, please exercise caution and emphasize safety when taking part in…

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Disability Employment Awareness showcased this month

Posted October 10, 2014 by Zakiya Mabery

“Expect. Employ. Empower.” is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme for October 2014. The history of National Disability Employment Month goes back to 1945 when Congress enacted a resolution declaring the first week in October each year. “National Employ the Physically Handicapped.” It has since been expended to recognize all disabilities, mental or physical,…

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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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