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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 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

‘Rising Star’ finals set for today Family and MWR will present the final round of the 2013 Rising Star competition at 5 p.m. today during the Fun Festival at Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista. Everyone is invited to watch contestants compete and vote for their favorites to help them win cash prizes and the opportunity…

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News Briefs – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

State Department recruiting today A recruiter from the State Department will conduct two presentations on employment opportunities with the U.S. Department of State at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today at the Army Career and Alumni Program Center, Bldg. 22420, Butler Road. Attendees can schedule further individual discussions with the recruiter following each session. For…

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Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on National Public Lands Day

Posted  September 27, 2013

Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day.

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Tech-savvy consumers be aware of scams related to new iPhones

Posted  September 27, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. – With the release of two new iPhones, Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning consumers eager to get their hands on the new gadgets to be wary of scammers attempting to take advantage of the iPhone’s popularity. BBB sees numerous iPhone and iPad related scams continuously throughout every year, but the…

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POW/MIA Walkathon, Remembrances event honor Soldiers’ sacrifices

Posted  September 27, 2013

Soldiers and members of the Fort Huachuca community held two events this year in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday.

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day, volunteer for habitat restoration project

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District, will celebrate National Public Lands Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act on Saturday.

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Air Force: Deployed Airmen jump in to help Jordanians with comm issues

Posted  September 27, 2013

Members from the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron installed communications equipment for Jordanians service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Sept. 7.

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Marines: Marine Corps, Army collaborate to support joint force

Posted  September 27, 2013

Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas, Sept. 12.

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Navy: Southeast Asia refugees tour Pearl Harbor

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean Furey/Released Members of the World Federation of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos take photos of the Ex-USS Tarawa (LHA 1) while on a boat tour of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. In 1979 Tarawa rescued 400 Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea. PEARL…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history September 27

Posted  September 27, 2013

Purple is much more than color for signals intelligence Courtesy Photo The SIS used this analog of the Japanese Purple machine to decipher Japanese diplomatic messages in 1940. Sept. 25, 1940 By the spring of 1939, William Friedman’s teams of cryptologists had already achieved partial success with the Italian and German code-systems and the Japanese…

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