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Designated smoking areas meant to protect everyone’s rights

Posted January 9, 2015 by Audrey Sienkiewicz

Army Health Promotion, Army Regulation 600-63, 7-3, is the policy for controlling tobacco use. The AR 600-63 is what guides Fort Huachuca to be successful with tobacco control and reducing secondhand smoke on post. In 2015, installation officials are working to get Fort Huachuca into compliance with the Army Health Promotion regulation. Smoking or the…

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Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

Posted May 22, 2015 by ECBC Communications

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program

Posted March 29, 2012 by Scout Reports

The culprit behind America’s second leading cause of death isn’t the result of too many cigarettes or driving recklessly. It’s sitting in people’s bathroom cabinet, kitchen or bedside table, and people might use it every day. Abuse of prescription drugs, whether codeine from a person’s last root canal…

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Fire safety: FH Training Centers not different from college dorms

Posted August 16, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Prevention

Training groups who come to Fort Huachuca to learn, live in the same type of atmosphere as at other college campuses across the country. The same kind of fire safety rules apply for students living on Fort Huachuca as those living on other campuses. Each year college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds…

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Decorate safely for the holidays

Posted December 13, 2012 by FH Fire Department/DES

Every year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. In addition, warns CPSC, candles start about 11,600 fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million…

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Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

Posted June 28, 2013 by Joan Vasey

Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers.

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National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

Posted January 10, 2014 by Armed Services Blood Program

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, personnel thank donors for joining the ‘arms’ race. “2013 was a great year for the military blood program, and we have you — our donors — to thank for it,” Air Force Col. Richard McBride, ASBP…

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Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

Posted June 13, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Tanja Linton In an effort to prevent future fires, such as the June 2011 Monument Fire that burned more than 30,000 acres, Fort Huachuca fire officials have increased the fire restriction to ‘very high’ as of June 5. In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort…

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Posted October 17, 2014 by Eric Hortin

U.S. Army graphic by Lawrence Boyd “You Are the First Line of Defense.” That is the message those who are responsible for the defense of the Army’s networks wants to get out to the rest of the Army during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. “The network is no longer just a platform for communications or…

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It’s American Heart Month: Take care of your heart – it will work hard for you

Posted February 13, 2015 by Sonia Blodgett

February is American Heart Month and according to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 600,000 people die of heart disease every year, accounting for 25 percent of deaths in the U.S. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. Major risk factors that increase the risk of developing…

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