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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 – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Tax Center education refund form update Although there have been concerns about changes in credits and deductions during the 2012 tax filing season, most credits that benefit Soldiers are still in place. For taxpayers working on their first four-year undergraduate degree, the American Opportunity Credit has been extended, and taxpayers can receive up to a…

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FMWR Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

BOSS plans trip to Renaissance Fest Murr Community Center has discounted tickets available for the Renaissance Festival, which runs through March 31 at Apache Junction. Stop in at Building 51301 to purchase, or call 533.2404 for more information. You’re invited to Right Arm Night The next Right Arm Night, or RAN, will take place Feb….

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MVC offers photography contest to on-post residents

Posted  February 15, 2013

Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, wants to change the cover picture used on the organization’s website and newsletter. The MVC staff is holding a photo contest for all residents living in Fort Huachuca on-post Family housing and would like the winning entry to portray an actual Family residing in on-post housing here at Fort Huachuca,…

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Chalk Talk – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group Cowboy poets, musicians entertain homeschool group Twenty-two elementary-through-middle-school students from the Fort Huachuca Homeschool Group enjoy entertainment by cowboy musicians and poets on Friday at the Fort Huachuca Youth Center. Friday was the first day of the Cochise County Cowboy Poets Gathering in Sierra Vista. The Utah-based cowboy band, Saddle Strings, sang…

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Community Briefs – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Square dance tonight The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding their annual Sweetheart Square Dance tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. No sweetheart is necessary; singles and couples are welcome! Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact…

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Danes invade desert with good will as objective

Posted  February 8, 2013

Amber Sebal During intermission Wednesday, National Danish Performance Team Manager Mette Mogensen invited members of the audience to join NDPT members in a “handstand” practice on the gym floor at Barnes Field House. More than 50 youth responded, including this girl who was declared “the winner” of the informal practice session. They came. They saw….

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CSA’s strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they produced an Army without peer on the battlefields of Afghanistan…

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DOD, VA to speed integration of health records

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad McNeeley Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki address reporters after meeting at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Monday. The secretaries announced that Defense and Veterans Affairs departments will accelerate the timetable to enable service members to transfer their electronic health care records from one…

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Obama Calls on Congress to avoid sequestration

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Tuesday called on Congress to avoid deep, across-the-board spending cuts looming March 1 under a “sequestration” mechanism in budget law and to take a balanced approach to America’s debt problems. If sequestration happens, hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees could be furloughed and readiness of the military force…

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CC Sheriff’s Office investigates scam here

Posted  February 8, 2013

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office personnel are investigating three cases of a “ransom scam” reported in the past two weeks. This scam has previously existed and has recently resurfaced in more metropolitan areas. It incorporates a malware virus into a user’s personal computer, or PC, and creates significant issues for the victim. The scam begins when…

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