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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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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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Faces of SHARP on Fort Huachuca revealed

Posted March 13, 2015 by Army Community Service

Bob Spalding is the sexual assault response coordinator (SARC)/Victim Advocate Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, SHARP, specialist for Information Systems Engineering Command. He has been a SHARP representative for three years. The most interesting aspect of being a SARC: “Realizing every day how much the SHARP program is needed, and the impact it can have…

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RWBAHC offers preventive services for men

Posted June 28, 2012 by By Natalie Campbell

Preventive services and screenings such as blood pressure and cholesterol can be vital to detecting many health conditions early. According to the CDC, women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. Just because a person may feel fine doesn’t mean they don’t need an annual…

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Teen driving safety, awareness program offered

Posted October 18, 2012 by City of Sierra Vista

The Southeastern Arizona DUI (driving under the influence) Task Force in conjunction with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Vista Police Department, Department of Defense Police, Arizona Rangers and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers announce the development of the Teen Driving Safety and Awareness Program. The program was designed to save lives and make highways safer…

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Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

Posted April 26, 2013 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON – A “David-and-Goliath” scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drug maker’s decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, commander of Fort Bliss,…

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Third quarter statistics bring attention to need for personal weapons safety

Posted September 13, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Statistics are in for the 2013 fiscal year through third quarter regarding personal injury-other losses, or PIO losses. There is a 24-percent increase in PIO-losses compared to last year. According to Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general, Fort Rucker, Ala., privately owned weapons accidents have accounted for nearly 27 percent…

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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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Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

Posted August 15, 2014 by Scout reports

Mike Williams Runoff crosses the road during a monsoon storm. Remember to stay safe, and if you see even a small amount of water crossing the roadway, remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown!’ While rain in a desert climate is usually welcome, too much of a good thing can a problem for travelers, especially newcomers…

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Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

Posted December 5, 2014 by Tanja Linton

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel on Monday. If…

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