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Arrival of monsoon signals easing of fire restrictions in Southeast Arizona

Posted July 25, 2014 by Interagency news release

TUCSON, Ariz. – Effective July 11, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Arizona State Forestry Division will…

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Monsoon start means break from hot weather — keep safety in mind this summer

Posted July 18, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

In Arizona, as in other regions of the world including India and Thailand, we experience a monsoon, a season of high temperatures, high winds, and high moisture, resulting in potentially deadly weather. The term “monsoon” comes from the Arabic “mausim,” meaning “season” or “wind shift.” Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona…

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Melanoma – silent but deadly

Posted July 18, 2014 by Velvie Bennett

Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more…

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Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

Posted July 11, 2014 by Col. Georgia Roger

Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Public Health Sugar is being called “the new tobacco.” Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Army dentists have been fighting on the front lines against sugar for decades. Despite…

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DUI Memorial Vehicle is reminder of dangers of drinking, driving

Posted July 11, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

An SUV with a crumpled front end and dented doors has been transformed into a symbol of the ultimate cost of driving under the influence — the death of a friend or loved one. The black SUV is emblazoned with 262 white crosses, one for each person killed in 2013 in a DUI-related accident in…

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ACS shares disaster preparedness information, ERP news, class dates

Posted July 11, 2014 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto

Ready Army, special needs Families Army Community Service, ACS, Exceptional Family Program, EFMP, shares information from the Ready Army website. Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and…

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Reading to babies is vital to brain development

Posted July 11, 2014 by Victoria Yarbrough

One of my earliest memories is of my mother reading to my brother, sister and me. She would read to us before naptime, and the whole Family gathered together before bed to listen to a story. I loved this time and taught myself to read by memorizing the words she spoke and matching them to what was on the page.

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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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INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted July 3, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

On the 4th of July Americans everywhere celebrate the independence of our great Nation. Many will commemorate our country’s freedom with cookouts, parades, concerts, and firework displays. While we celebrate our Nation’s independence, we must not forget that the freedoms we enjoy have come with a heavy price. I ask all of you to reflect…

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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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