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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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Huachuca Canyon remains closed

Posted  August 16, 2013

A bear attempts to break into a vehicle on post recently in search of food. Due to bear activity and related health and safety issues, Huachuca Canyon remains closed to all pedestrians and bikers until further notice due to a high level of bear activity there. The gate is currently locked to vehicle access. Environmental…

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Fort begins consultation process for Mountain View Officers’ Club’s future

Posted  August 16, 2013

Fort Huachuca is initiating the formal consultation process with the Arizona State Historical Preservation Office, or SHPO, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation concerning the future disposition of the Mountain View Officers’ Club, Building 66050. After careful consideration of the difficult fiscal realities facing the Army, a management decision has been made that no…

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Global Leadership Summit draws attendees from post

Posted  August 16, 2013

Gabrielle Kuholski Global Leadership Summit attendees watch retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state, give a speech on his leadership strategies. Powell also shared stories about his days in the Reagan Administration. Members of the Fort Huachuca community seek the opportunity to attend the annual, Christian-based Global Leadership Summit, or GLS,…

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Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

Posted  August 16, 2013

Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, for his courageous actions while deployed to the Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, in October 2009. He was a cavalry scout assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort…

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CSA sends: Leaders must check leaders

Posted  August 16, 2013

Nationally, deaths in private motor vehicle accidents peak during August, a trend our Army generally follows. While Army accidental fatalities are down 17 percent from this time last year, we’ve lost 14 Soldiers to motorcycle accidents since the beginning of June. That number represents half of all motorcycle fatalities for fiscal year 2013, occurring within…

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ACAP holds grand reopening celebration on post

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy Photo Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, delivers a congratulatory speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Army Career and Alumni Program’s renovated building Wednesday. The 10-month renovation includes technology-equipped classrooms, new office areas and a new air-conditioning system. The Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake…

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Antiterrorism, Force Protection Full-Scale Exercise to take place on FH in August

Posted  August 16, 2013

Natalie Lakosil During Apache Warrior 2012, last year’s annual force protection exercise, Sierra Vista paramedics and Airevac workers move an injured man into a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital for treatment. Periodic antiterrorism and force protection full-scale exercises help ensure installation readiness in the event of a real emergency. Natural disasters, wildfires,…

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Community Briefs August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

JROTC carwash to fund yearlong activities JROTC 2nd Lt. Pamela Gil   Members of the Buena Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, wash vehicles during their annual carwash Saturday at the Prestige Assisted Living Facility in Sierra Vista. The 216 cadets and four adult leaders worked different shifts, washed more than 200 cars, and…

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Spend weekend in Winslow, overnight in wigwam in Holbrook

Posted  August 23, 2013

Why Winslow? A mention of Winslow, Arizona immediately brings to mind the popular Eagles’ song, “Take It Easy.”

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FMWR Briefs – August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Don’t miss next Right Arm Night The theme for today’s Right Arm Night is “Kickoff to College Football,” and it will start at 4 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Right Arm Nights are free and open to Soldiers, civilians, retirees and Family members 18 and older. Free finger foods and a pay-as-you-go bar will…

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