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Garrison commander conducts Ebola Awareness Town Halls

Posted November 21, 2014 by Joan Vasey

The Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Garrison commander conducted two Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Awareness Town Halls Nov. 13 at Murr Community Center to ensure all Installation Management Command (IMCOM) personnel are knowledgeable about the disease, its origins and spread. Col. Thomas A. Boone addressed attendees about the mandatory IMCOM Ebola training requirement, and said the…

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Lose cigarettes, e-cigs Thursday during Great American Smokeout

Posted November 14, 2014 by Joan Vasey

Fort Huachuca smokers and electronic nicotine delivery device users have an opportunity next week to quit smoking — even if it’s only for one day. On Thursday tobacco users across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan…

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Ebola facts, websites provide information about this communicable disease

Posted November 7, 2014 by Western Regional Medical Command

The health and safety of Western Regional Medical Command Soldiers and beneficiaries is the command’s priority. For that reason, Army Medicine is providing important information regarding communicable diseases, particularly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), that individuals should find helpful toward safeguarding their health. Many communicable diseases may be present at this time of year including, but…

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Service members, Civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

Posted November 7, 2014 by Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official website states that this year’s Ebola epidemic marks the largest number of confirmed cases of Ebola in history. In order to efficiently respond to an outbreak, Soldiers here trained to ensure they have the skill sets to properly don and doff…

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Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

Posted October 31, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Maci Hidalgo During the Domestic Violence Awareness Open House at Army Community Service Oct. 23, Jan Barber, Fort Huachuca’s Family Advocacy Program manager, highlights the resources available to Families and Soldiers, including support groups for young parents, reintegration programs for Families experiencing deployment and redeployment stress, and programs on anger management, dating violence and gender…

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Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns of Halloween hazards

Posted October 31, 2014 by Karin Lorentzen

TUCSON, Ariz. – As Halloween time nears, personnel at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center want parents and grandparents to watch for common risks to youth. Glow stick exposures possible Sometimes youngsters break or gnaw on the sticks and come in contact with the “glow.” Fortunately, the colorful liquid is low on the toxicity…

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Ebola Virus Disease outbreak — know the facts

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maj. Holly Shenefiel

Ebola Virus Disease, previously known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, was originally discovered in 1976 in what is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and since its first discovery has appeared sporadically through Africa. It is still unknown how the first human became infected; but, it is suspected the first person was infected…

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Dempsey says combating Ebola a national security priority

Posted October 24, 2014 by Jim Garamone

In a video message to the force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called the fight against Ebola in West Africa a U.S. national security priority and said the health and safety of American Service members deployed to the region will be safeguarded.

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Fire Prevention Safety Week features Jaws of Life demonstration

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Fort Huachuca firefighters pull a “man” out of a crushed vehicle during a demonstration in the PX parking lot on Oct. 10. The firefighters named the doll, used as a prop during training, “Rescue Randy.”   Fort Huachuca firefighters prepare to remove the roof of a vehicle during a demonstration for Families and children in…

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Flu shots: MI Student Clinic staff administer vaccine, facilitate 2-13th Avn. Regt. mission

Posted October 24, 2014 by Maj. Caroline Broden

Students line up before opening time outside the Military Intelligence Student Clinic on the Columbus Day training holiday Oct. 10 to get their flu vaccine. When another venue fell through, the MI Student Clinic staff volunteered to vaccinate the Service members so the requirement would not adversely affect the students’ training mission.   The first…

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