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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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Keep pets safe during 4th of July fireworks

Posted July 3, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

Fireworks are a high point for any Independence Day celebration; however pets can become distressed by the additional noise and commotion. In fact, animal shelters across the nation are accustomed to receiving “July 4th” dogs — dogs who run off during the fireworks celebration and are rescued by animal control officers or good Samaritans. Planning…

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Official explains options for changing health care providers

Posted June 20, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here June 12. In a Department of Defense News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their Families to know there are several easy options…

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Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

Posted June 13, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Tanja Linton In an effort to prevent future fires, such as the June 2011 Monument Fire that burned more than 30,000 acres, Fort Huachuca fire officials have increased the fire restriction to ‘very high’ as of June 5. In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort…

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Swim, tube, boat safely by following water activity guidelines

Posted June 13, 2014 by USAICoE Safety Office

It’s enjoyable to spend an afternoon at the lake or poolside, especially in the desert heat. According to the Red Cross, swimming is the most popular summer activity. Safely enjoy the pool, tubing down the river, boating on the lake or other water activity. Swim only in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always use…

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Post promotes summer safety with fair, comedy show

Posted June 6, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Gabrielle Kuholski Soldiers and Civilians from 18 different units and organizations visit the Summer Safety Awareness Expo May 29 in Barnes Field House. The two-day event promoted the 101 Critical Day of Summer Safety campaign. In accordance with the 101 Critical Day of Summer safety campaign, Fort Huachuca held its annual Summer Safety Expo at…

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Unit representatives learn about suicide intervention

Posted June 6, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Suicide Prevention Program Trainer Ben Bauman facilitates the Ask, Care, Escort — Suicide Intervention training at Murr Community Center May 28. The purpose of ACE-SI training is to “train-the-trainer” so they can go back to their organizations or units and teach the suicide intervention course to small groups in order to give them the benefit…

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