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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…


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Happy 240th Army Birthday!

Posted  June 12, 2015

Stand To! Two hundred forty years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. This year, we celebrate 240 years of selfless service to the nation. Selfless service is at the core of what…

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40th ESB bids farewell to one commander, welcomes another

Posted  June 12, 2015

Natalie Lakosil From left, incoming Commander Lt. Col. Cora Henry, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade Commander Col. James Park, and outgoing Commander Lt. Col. David Thomas, 40th ESB, inspect the troops on Brown Parade Field as part of the change of command ceremony Wednesday. Outgoing Commander Lt. Col. David Thomas relinquished command of…

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Health & Safety

OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

Posted  June 12, 2015

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, OPM, has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information, or PII. Within the last year, the OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. As a result,…

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Army Community Service shares news, notes

Posted  June 12, 2015

Employment Readiness Program update The Federal Resume class will be held July 14, Aug. 11, and Sept. 18. Space is limited and registration is required. If a spouse qualifies for a federal position, he or she may be eligible for non-competitive placement authority if certain requirements are met. Accompanying spouses who have any questions regarding…

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Health & Safety

Check back seat for children before locking, leaving vehicle

Posted  June 12, 2015

Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths happen when children are left alone in hot cars. More than 600 U.S. children have died from being left in hot vehicles since 1990. On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or…

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Employees have right of union representation

Posted  June 12, 2015

Courtesy graphic Bargaining unit employees who need to visit the American Federation of Government Employees Union, Local 1662, will now find the office in Nealis Barracks, Building 52204, on Cushing Street across from the Thunderbird Village Barracks between Laquardia and Arizona Streets. The relocation was completed in April and is shown on the above map….

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DOD Civilian personnel chief discusses future force

Posted  June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s top Civilian personnel policy chief discussed developments intended to address Civilian workforce challenges and improve performance management and resourcing as part of the Future of the Force initiative during a panel discussion held here Tuesday. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Civilian personnel policy, participated in “Future of…

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Utility jobs training to open for troops, veterans, spouses

Posted  June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department announced Tuesday a partnership to launch employment training for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses in highly skilled utility industry jobs. The Utility Industry Workforce Initiative is a public-private partnership comprising DOD, the departments of Energy, Veterans Affairs and Labor, and private-sector companies Edison Electric Institute, Center for Energy…

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Traffic changes to begin at Hatfield, Brainard Monday

Posted  June 12, 2015

Brainard Traffic changes will begin Monday at the Hatfield and Brainard intersection prior to the installation access point to accommodate heavy truck traffic hauling material for repairs at Libby Army Airfield. Truck traffic will enter the Van Deman Gate (East Gate) and will use a separate entrance to Brainard via a special traffic control point….

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Fort police officer training teaches accident reconstruction skills

Posted  June 12, 2015

Fort Huachuca police officers completed training this week to help improve their investigation skills during traffic accidents.

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