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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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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted May 10, 2012 by anradmin

This May, our Army will observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national campaign to keep riders safe on our nation’s highways. The increasing number of registered motorcycles on Army installations shows more and more Soldiers are discovering the freedom and excitement of riding. This hobby comes with…

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Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

Posted September 20, 2012 by J.D. Leipold

WASHINGTON — In one week the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin III ordered the Sept. 27 stand down following the release of July suicide figures, which confirmed two suicides and…

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PTSD support available outside VA clinic

Posted February 15, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

The Honorable Allen Clark, founder of the Combat Faith organization and a Vietnam veteran, held a faith-based post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, workshop at the Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel on Tuesday

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Stay away – avoid falls on slippery rocks

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Cochise County Sheriff Department This photo was taken Tuesday by a member of the Cochise County Sheriff Department at Juniper Flats off State Route 80 near Bisbee after a period of heavy rainfall. Sheriff department officials urge the public to stay off rocks to avoid potential falls during monsoon season, as rocks are slippery when…

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Traffic safety camera 30-day warning period underway

Posted January 17, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

The safety cameras at State Route 92 and Foothills Drive are under a 30-day warning period through Feb. 9. The cameras will be fully operational Feb. 10. Drivers who speed and/or run the red light during the warning period will receive letters reminding them to reduce their speeds and help prevent major accidents, injuries, and…

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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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Driving impaired isn’t worth it

Posted June 28, 2012 by By Amy Sunseri

On Wednesday, people across the United States will celebrate the 4th of July. For some, alcohol consumption plays a big part in celebrating the holiday. However, those who drink should do so responsibly. Otherwise, what should be a day of celebration could wind up differently.

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October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted October 25, 2012 by Maranda Flynn

October is National Depression Awareness Month for the Army, and the 2012 theme is “Redefining Strength – Get Screened, Seek Care.” Oct. 11 was “National Depression Screening Day” and was recognized across the United States. Education was spread on the signs and symptoms of depression. Free behavioral health screenings were available as well. Clinical depression…

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Most TRICARE beneficiaries unaffected by Prime Service Area reductions

Posted April 26, 2013 by TRICARE news release

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries eligible for Prime. The 3 percent difference, comprising about 171,000 beneficiaries, will automatically revert to the TRICARE Standard health care option on Oct. 1, 2013. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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