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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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FMWR Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Free movie night set for tomorrow FMWR will present a free Moonlight Movie, “GI Joe: Retaliation,” tomorrow at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The movie will start at dusk. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 533.3354 or 266.0254. Buy advance carnival tickets and save Advance carnival…

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News Briefs – September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

AFGE Local 1662 to meet The American Federation of Government Employees Local 1662 seeks volunteers to help with different councils, especially the Women’s and Diversity Council. AFGE Local 1662 officials encourage Department of the Army civilians to take an active role and have a voice in dealing with upcoming employment changes on Fort Huachuca. AFGE…

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Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

Posted  September 13, 2013

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — For dedicated Soldiers who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer. Warrant officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their respective career fields. As such, they provide expert guidance and leadership to commanders and units in their given specialty,…

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Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways

Posted  September 13, 2013

Each year, hundreds of cyclists are killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents. Arizona had 23 bicycle fatalities in 2011. The nation-wide average is 600 – 850 fatalities per year, an alarming number. Motorists and cyclists can work together to help reduce the number of fatalities.

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‘HEaDS-UP’ at Natick for better helmets

Posted  September 13, 2013

In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here are making a “HEaDS-UP” play.

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Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

Posted  September 13, 2013

The text on the page began to blend together as his eyes scanned the Washington Post, aimlessly jumping through the headlines.

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Data thieves use smartphones to gain personal info

Posted  September 13, 2013

Smartphones can perform many of the functions of a personal computer. Keep it secure from data thieves with these tips: • Set a secret pin and password to prevent unauthorized access to the phone’s home screen to prevent others from using it. Set your smartphone to lock after five minutes when idle. • Do not…

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‘Check out’ all you can do with a library card

Posted  September 13, 2013

Ahhh, September! It’s the time of year one feels compelled to buy school supplies, or settle into interests old and new. Libraries everywhere have noticed this trend, which is why September is officially “Library Card Sign-up Month.” So as thoughts steer to what you will be doing to spend the cooler months ahead, consider how…

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ACS shares news about available resources, upcoming training

Posted  September 13, 2013

Victim advocates available to help There are times when issues arise between domestic partners which can escalate to power, control or abuse. For the person who is confused about how to manage in this relationship, there is confidential support. Victim advocates are on Fort Huachuca year-round, around the clock — ready to assist, when needed….

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  September 13, 2013

Army Security Agency established Photo property of the U.S. Army This picture shows the interior of Field Station Kagnew in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1958. Sept. 15, 1945 Signals intelligence had been a part of the Army’s warfighting toolkit since World War I, practiced by radio interceptors, code-makers and code-breakers. The first Army organization to take…

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