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Fit for Life: Why workout routines might not be working

Posted December 6, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

David Charles “Chazz” Owen As both Soldier and civilian, I have been on Fort Huachuca for over 15 years, and seen professionals from many nations work out, race and engage in other forms of fitness here. During that period, I have seen some people say they’ve done everything to improve their fitness and athletic performance,…

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Keep cost of a DUI in mind during holiday parties

Posted November 22, 2013 by Fort Huachuca ASAP and Sierra Vista Police Department

With the holiday season come holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an hour….

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Red Cross accepting inquiries about loved one in Philippines

Posted November 15, 2013 by American Red Cross

TUCSON — The American Red Cross is accepting inquiries about tracing loved ones missing in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan. Call the office at 1.520.318.6740 and press 1, or email Elissa.Maish@redcross.org. Those looking for a U.S. citizen, however, must call the U.S. Department of State, 1.888.407.4747. Red Cross personnel are accepting financial donations to…

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Marine assigned here wins Army IoQ award

Posted November 1, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Marine Staff Sgt. Kyle Hochhalter teaches the “Ground Considerations.” portion of the Unmanned Scout Operations Course to students as an instructor assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment on Fort Huachuca. Hochhalter was the first in his branch of service to win an Army Instructor of the Quarter award in the avionics…

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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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Breast cancer awareness may save life of person you know, love

Posted October 25, 2013 by Maj. Holly Shenefiel

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer sometime during her life. In the United States this year, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease. Many factors increase one’s…

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Trick-or-treat safely on Fort Huachuca

Posted October 25, 2013 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Thursday is Halloween. Keep the fun in trick-or-treating on Fort Huachuca by sharing safety tips with children in advance of the spook-tacular night. Fort Huachuca’s Halloween trick-or-treat hours are 6 – 8 p.m. for youth under 14. Children, 9 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. According to the current curfew policy, children 17…

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Protect yourself — get your flu vaccine

Posted October 25, 2013 by

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to use the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized.

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Fit for Life – Improve running with attention to pace, form

Posted October 11, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

The most widely practiced and recognized form of cardio is running. It was probably your first means of real play as a child. The military requires it for those not limited by temporary or congenital illness/injury.

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Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is ‘sign of strength’

Posted September 13, 2013 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON — A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. With September as National Suicide Prevention Month, the Army is highlighting efforts to prevent suicide, while underscoring that prevention is a 24/7, year-round campaign. Suicide in the Army is a…

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