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Fit for Life: Discussing Functional Fitness — what is it?

Posted May 23, 2014 by David “Chazz” Owen

David “Chazz” Owen Do a web search of “Functional Fitness,” F2, and you will likely encounter a plethora of definitions, systems claiming to be the be-all, end-all of the term and even rants deriding its overuse. Chances are, those involved in one or more forms of exercise, or have seen the workouts of the cast…

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Motorcycle deaths on the rise, riders stay aware, keep training updated

Posted May 16, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, but Army leaders are encouraging riders to be aware of motorcycle safety every day, year-round. As of May 4, Soldier motorcycle deaths were up 56 percent from the same date in fiscal year 2013, a marked contrast to the decline seen at the end of last…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month ends, Soldiers continue to ‘Speak Up!’

Posted May 9, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, 1st Sgt. Tiffany Moore and Master Sgt. Maricella Derrick, Installation Sexual Assault Response coordinators, and Sgt. 1st Class James Budden and Sgt. 1st Class Sheri Sullivan, installation victim advocates, pose for a picture following the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Luncheon held May 2 at the Thunder Mountain Activity…

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Prescription refill or prescription renewal?

Posted May 9, 2014 by Raymond W. Bliss

A continuing issue for pharmacy patients at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, is the difference between a prescription refill and a renewal. A patient visits a provider at RWBAHC, and the provider determines the patient needs medication. When a provider orders a prescription, he or she may also authorize a certain…

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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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ACS addresses autism, volunteers, resiliency

Posted April 11, 2014 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto

April is Autism Awareness Month One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a 30 percent increase from one in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April is Autism Awareness Month and is necessary to inform the…

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Rabid animals reported — pet owners advised to use caution

Posted April 11, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

The City of Sierra Vista’s Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, or ACC, is cautioning pet owners about possible rabid wild animals in and around Santa Cruz County, which recently declared quarantine. In Santa Cruz County, 24 skunks and four bats have been confirmed to be infected with the virus. The quarantine, passed by the…

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FH National Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins with a walk

Posted April 4, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn At the completion of the Walk of Respect at Warrior-Sentinel Field Tuesday, Mag. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Brig. Gen. Peter Gallagher, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command acting commander, salute each unit as the Soldiers return to formation. The Fort Huachuca community…

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Parents urged to help prevent teen sexting

Posted April 4, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

The Sierra Vista Police Department has investigated several sexting reports in the past two months and urges parents to get involved and help prevent teens from making a mistake that could haunt them for the rest of their lives. Sexting is sending sexually explicit pictures or messages primarily by text messaging with cell phones. Research…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month ‘Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.’

Posted March 28, 2014 by Rosa Peralta-Imamura

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., or NCADD, sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. For the 28th Anniversary of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month, NCADD has chosen the theme “Help for Today….

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