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Flooding still underway this year — avoid water runoff problems

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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Fort holds memorial ceremony for recently retired FH police chief

Maranda Flynn Andrew and Lisa Shears carry the remains of Ollie James Shears, the recently retired chief of police with Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, into the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca, Aug. 8, for a Celebration of Life Ceremony. Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered for a memorial ceremony Aug. 8 at the…

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Air Force: Two Airmen join Army’s elite Rangers

The Army Ranger School students were all looking forward to the few hours of precious sleep they were about to get after a long day of training on Mount Yonah, a mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia.

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Steelhead Triathlon turns 20: Event organizer reminisces — his background led to creation of FH event

As participants prepare for the 20th Annual Steelhead Triathlon here at Fort Huachuca, Leslie Woods, Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation sports director, the mastermind of all things sports and fitness at Barnes Field House — sits in his office and reminisces over the past two decades of the triathlon event.

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DoD announces readiness, environmental protection awards

File photo A REPI Challenge award of $4 million for Fort Huachuca will leverage just over $9 million in partner contributions to permanently restrict development on 5,900 acres of ranchland. Partnerships include Arizona Land and Water Trust, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Bureau of…


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CSA sends message on motorcycle safety

Posted  July 11, 2014

Leaders, I know you all take safety very seriously. However, as of June 27, we have had a substantial rise in fatal motorcycle accidents over the preceding 90 days. Both the VCSA and leadership at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center have released messages within the past month highlighting the issue, yet losses continue to…

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Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

Posted  July 11, 2014

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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Army moving education content to cloud for better access

Posted  July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially operated bank of servers. This is a significant step for several reasons. The Army is currently a Common Access Card-enabled, Windows-based devices operating environment. That means Soldiers can’t access much of the training…

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DUI Memorial Vehicle is reminder of dangers of drinking, driving

Posted  July 11, 2014

An SUV with a crumpled front end and dented doors has been transformed into a symbol of the ultimate cost of driving under the influence — the death of a friend or loved one. The black SUV is emblazoned with 262 white crosses, one for each person killed in 2013 in a DUI-related accident in…

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Huachuca Mountains are home to bobcats

Posted  July 11, 2014

A bobcat explores the rocks in Garden Canyon near the Pictograph Site Sunday evening. These medium-sized cats weigh 15 to 35 pounds with an average adult length of 2 to 4 feet according the Arizona Game and Fish Department website, http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_bobcat.shtml. Bobcats have whitish undersides and have pointed ears with end-tufts. Their short tails, about…

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Absentee voting assistance available on FH

Posted  July 11, 2014

Exercise your right to vote! Voting assistance is available through Fort Huachuca voting assistance officers. They can help members of the Fort Huachuca Community register to vote, request an absentee ballot and notify local election officials back home of a change of address. Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin will hold its primary election on August 12….

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ACS shares disaster preparedness information, ERP news, class dates

Posted  July 11, 2014

Ready Army, special needs Families Army Community Service, ACS, Exceptional Family Program, EFMP, shares information from the Ready Army website. Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  July 11, 2014

Lt. Gen. Alva Fitch creates Military Intelligence Branch

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Reading to babies is vital to brain development

Posted  July 11, 2014

One of my earliest memories is of my mother reading to my brother, sister and me. She would read to us before naptime, and the whole Family gathered together before bed to listen to a story. I loved this time and taught myself to read by memorizing the words she spoke and matching them to what was on the page.

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Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista celebrate 4th of July in patriotic style

Posted  July 11, 2014

The City of Sierra Vista and Sierra Vista Rotary Club presented the 47th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Veterans’ Memorial Park the evening of July 3 and all day on the 4th. Fort Huachuca, a partner, offered military displays, mounted cavalry, music and a guest speaker.

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