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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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News Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Expect pharmacy delays Due to mandatory staff training, expect delays at the Raymond. W. Bliss Army Health Center pharmacy on Monday, Wednesday and March 11th. The pharmacy will have minimal staffing on those days. FCHSC Charitable Spring Campaign The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications for charitable donations. Charitable organizations requesting funds…

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Fort Huachuca fire instructor recognized by IMCOM

Posted  March 1, 2013

Staff Sgt. Richard Hinze Firefighter Joshua Jimenez, assistant fire chief for operations, inspects a fire truck to ensure a quick response time. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command – Central Region awarded him the Annual Department of Defense Civilian Fire Instructor of the Year award. This is the first time anyone at Fort Huachuca has…

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Army Family programs to be cut under sequestration

Posted  March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Childcare and Family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army’s chief of staff told members of Congress. “We don’t want to reduce these, but we have no choice,” Gen. Raymond Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense…

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Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Posted  March 1, 2013

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses Pentagon employees and service members during an all-hands call on Hagel’s first day at the Pentagon, Wednesday. Hagel earlier took the oath of office to serve as the 24th secretary. He also issued a written message to…

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FMWR Briefs – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Cochise College Rodeo set for this weekend Saturday and Sunday, Family and MWR, the Sierra Vista Riding Club and Cochise College will host the Cochise College Rodeo at Wren Arena, Fort Huachuca. Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. for slack rodeo, and the performance will start at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Exceptional Rodeo starts at 10…

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11th Signal Brigade to relocate to Fort Hood, Texas

Posted  March 1, 2013

On Feb. 18, the Department of Defense approved the planned relocation of the 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters from Fort Huachuca to Fort Hood, Texas. This relocation action is not associated with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 directed actions and involves slightly more than 100 active duty personnel. The completion of the relocation is tentatively scheduled…

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Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

Posted  March 1, 2013

Sgt. Robert England Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Reed, 11th Signal Brigade, shows senior noncommissioned officers the proper technique for hooking up signal satellite equipment to a star ground safety device on Feb. 21. During the annual leaders’ symposium, senior leaders gathered on Fort Huachuca to learn and incorporate new operating procedures at their respective…

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Visit “El Puerto del Dado,” pass of chance

Posted  March 1, 2013

A visit to Fort Bowie National Historic Site, a National Park Service site in southeastern Arizona, begins at the northernmost edge of the Chiricahua Mountain Range in an area known as Apache Pass.

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309th MI Bn. Sentinel Pursuit 8K

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy Photo Caption: On Saturday, 152 runners turned out for the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th MI Bn. Headquarters on Hunt Avenue. On Saturday morning, 152 runners ran in the inaugural 309th MI Battalion Sentinel Pursuit 8K, which started and finished outside the 309th Military Battalion…

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‘Domicile,’ ‘legal residence’ often confused

Posted  March 1, 2013

People often confuse the terms “home of record,” “domicile,” “legal residence” and “residence.” While a person’s “home of record” cannot be changed because this is the place where they were living when they entered the military, a “domicile,” “legal residence” and “residence” can change. Basically the terms “domicile” and “legal residence” refer to the same…

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