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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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Plan a stay-cation around Sierra Vista

Posted  May 31, 2013

Shadowed by the 9,500-foot peaks of the Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista, at an altitude of 4,650-feet, escapes much of the summer heat that settles into other Arizona valleys.

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FMWR Briefs – May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Outdoor pool now open Irwin Outdoor Pool is open for the season tomorrow. Hours are: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for lap swim only, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for open swim; and federal and training holidays, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for…

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News Briefs – May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Resilience Training session slated Resilience Training is available to Department of the Army civilians next Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Murr Community Center. Soldiers can attend this training if instruction is not available through the Military Master Resilience trainers assigned to the unit. Pre-registration is required by close of business…

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After nearly 50 years, signal headquarters to relocate

Posted  May 31, 2013

After nearly 50 years on Fort Huachuca, Headquarters and Headquarters, 11th Signal Brigade, is relocating.

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the month

Posted  May 31, 2013

Agency: Electronic Proving Ground, Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate Position and duties: Operations Research/Systems Analyst How long at current assignment: 22 years as of last Monday Residence: Huachuca City Family: Wife and daughter Hobbies: Collecting autographs, photography and cooking Significant accomplishments: Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (4 times); Civilian Volunteer of the Month (May…

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Warm, dry season means increased fire potential in Southwest

Posted  May 31, 2013

As the weather gets warmer, outdoor activities increase. To ensure that fun continues safely, always bear fire prevention and safety in mind. Starting at the beginning of spring, brush and vegetation begin to dry out, creating prime conditions for wildfires. To avoid accidentally starting a wildfire, bear these important tips in mind: Fireworks are prohibited…

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Runion Dental Clinic rolls out new initiative

Posted  May 31, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Christopher Hamilton, preventative dental specialist, performs a cleaning. Patients can take advantage of the Go First Class program starting tomorrow to combine appointments for exams, cleanings and fillings. Summer is a time to sink your teeth into corn on the cob, watermelon and barbecued ribs, but starting tomorrow, Runion Dental…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  May 31, 2013

Nolan becomes Army’s first G2 (Intelligence) officer May 28, 1917 When Gen. John Pershing took command of the American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in June 1917, his entire combat force consisted of a small headquarters and a division of infantry troops, with no staff organization or intelligence assets. Seventeen months later, the AEF had grown…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted  May 31, 2013

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Firefighter training underway Small fires being lit on FH roadway corridor

Posted  May 31, 2013

The fire department is conducting wildland firefighting certification training through June 7. As part of the training, firefighters will ignite small spot fires along the grass corridor between Squire and Railroad Avenues. The vegetation is very low and between two barriers. The flame and smoke level will also be minimal. Each training session will last…

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