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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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Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

Posted  July 12, 2013

Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn’t always cooperate in people’s favor.

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ACU – Alternate uniform offers more fit options

Posted  July 12, 2013

A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

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TRADOC leads review of MOS standards, gender integration

Posted  July 12, 2013

As the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to design the force of the future, it will also review the standards for all Soldiers – men and women alike – to support the future force.

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SV public library celebrates Local Children’s Author Month

Posted  July 12, 2013

During the month of July, Local Children’s Author Month, the staff at the Sierra Vista Public Library are celebrating different local children’s book authors. Each week, library personnel are featuring a locally written book by hosting a reading and interactive workshop with the authors. Each program begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Programs are free,…

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Determine eligibility for special education and comparable services

Posted  July 12, 2013

Army Community Service The time for summer permanent change of station moves is upon us. Although each state and the Department of Defense, or DoD, schools have different implementing rules for special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires that a student’s individualized education program, or IEP, be honored upon relocation whether…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  July 12, 2013

Photo property of the U.S. Army Sgt. Peter de Pasqua was a Corps of Intelligence Police agent during World War I. July 11, 1917 On July 11, 1917, Maj. Dennis Nolan, Intelligence chief in Gen. John Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in World War I, wrote to the chief of staff of the Army…

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Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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Silent sentinel is no more

Posted  July 12, 2013

The pine tree that stood watch at Fort Huachuca’s Main Gate for decades is gone. Along with several other trees on post, it was a victim of Tuesday night’s violent storm. The remnant of a tropical storm brought thunder, lightning, heavy rainfall and high winds to the area earlier this week, causing widespread damage as…

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DoD civilian furloughs begin; many fort offices have reduced hours or close on certain days

Posted  July 12, 2013

The furlough of Department of Defense civilian employees began on Monday. This led to reduced or changed hours for a number of operations and offices on Fort Huachuca as a result of reduced civilian staffing. The Fort Huachuca Museum now operates on a four-day-per week schedule and is closed Sundays and Mondays. In addition to…

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Dempsey calls on DOD leaders to mitigate sequester effects

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. In a videotaped message to the department posted on his Facebook page, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that solid leadership at all…

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