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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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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 28, 2014

FH students garner several awards in SSVEC, AFCEA YES Fair Students from Sierra Vista Schools took several awards in the 2014 Youth Engineering and Science, or YES, Fair. Winners were announced March 13 at The Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, Sierra Vista. This year’s YES Fair, sponsored by Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative and the…

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TRADOC welcomes new commanding general

Posted  March 21, 2014

Senior Airman Austin Harvill U.S. Army Gen. David Perkins, left, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command incoming commander, accepts the unit colors from Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, during a change of command ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., March 14. FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Gen. David Perkins assumed command of U.S. Army…

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Army at ‘tipping point’ of unmanned aircraft system capabilities

Posted  March 21, 2014

David Vergun Spc. Corey Deer, unmanned aircraft system operator, launches a Raven at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2013. WASHINGTON — “We’re on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems’ ability to deliver capability to the Soldier,” said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach. The unmanned aerial/aircraft system, or UAS, is no longer seen by Soldiers as a…

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

Posted  March 21, 2014

“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton a leader of the Women’s Rights Movement Women have achieved incredible progress that seemed unimaginable not so long ago in American history. They persevered through social and cultural challenges and overcame past legal restraints to create a new legacy of achievement…

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Congress told Army needs another BRAC round

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Army has excess infrastructure that is expensive to maintain. Under a tight budget, funds used to maintain that infrastructure could be better spent on Soldier readiness, officials told lawmakers, Wednesday. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, testified before the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on military construction,…

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Fort photographer takes second in Army contest

Posted  March 21, 2014

Michelle Young Fort Huachuca Army spouse Michelle Young, won second place worldwide in the civilian division of the 2013 U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest, people category, for her photo, “Hide & Seek,” pictured here. Dennis Maruska, director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, presented her with a check for $200 from the U.S. Army…

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Health & Safety

Fire season here, think ‘safety’ outdoors

Posted  March 21, 2014

Tanja Linton In May 2013, U.S. Forest Service personnel successfully conducted a 13-acre controlled burn in an area located between Ranges 8 and 9 on Fort Huachuca. These controlled burns take place in fire-prone areas in an effort to reduce the amount of dry grass and brush that can feed wildfires. Spring is here, bringing…

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TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

Posted  March 21, 2014

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the “signature wound” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents and equipment failure. Many military personnel have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating into multiple exposures…

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Letters of interest now accepted by Cochise Community Foundation

Posted  March 21, 2014

COCHISE COUNTY — Nonprofit organizations throughout Cochise County are invited to submit letters of interest for up to $5,000 of funding for projects in the coming year. A review panel with countywide participation will determine which proposed projects are most likely to meet key community needs and align most closely with our donors’ intent. Letters…

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Social Security launches expedited veteran disability process

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions. Carolyn Colvin, the acting Social Security commissioner, said the new process is similar to the way the agency…

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