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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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Air Force: Deployed husband, wife meet — as replacements

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, or AEW, finance management office not only provides financial customer service, it also plays an important role in the accomplishment of the 455 AEW mission by executing the wing budget to fund all mission requirements.

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Marines celebrate 238 years, new location, same tradition

Posted  November 1, 2013

In honor of the 238th Marine Corps’ birthday, the Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Huachuca, will hold a special birthday ball Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – midnight, at the J.W. Marriot Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson.

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FH, City pair up, bring special needs information to area

Posted  November 1, 2013

Fort Huachuca and the City of Sierra Vista teamed up for the first time for the fifth annual Sierra Vistability Day Saturday with the shared goal of informing the community about services available to those with special needs.

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  November 1, 2013

Japanese Language School opened at Presidio of San Francisco Photo property of the U.S. Army This image shows the original classroom of the Fourth Army Intelligence School at the Presidio of San Francisco and is the only known image of the first class of students in class, which at the time was a military secret….

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Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medications safely on FH

Posted  November 1, 2013

Sgt. Jonathon Stoddard, left, Directorate of Emergency Services, assists a local resident in safely turning in unwanted medications during the annual Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back event Saturday in the parking lot at the main exchange. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., local residents turned in approximately 60 pounds of unwanted medications…

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Officials announce deadlines for holiday mail delivery

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Military Postal Service Agency, or MPSA, officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by Nov. 12 for delivery by the holidays. Officials at MPSA, an extension of the U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, have published a chart at http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/xmas.htm that shows deadlines for various mailing options, broken down…

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Marine assigned here wins Army IoQ award

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Marine Staff Sgt. Kyle Hochhalter teaches the “Ground Considerations.” portion of the Unmanned Scout Operations Course to students as an instructor assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment on Fort Huachuca. Hochhalter was the first in his branch of service to win an Army Instructor of the Quarter award in the avionics…

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NCO learns what it means to be a leader on recruiting duty

Posted  November 1, 2013

Recruiting duty tops the list of most dreaded assignments for many Soldiers. U.S. Army Recruiting Command, or USAREC, has a reputation of being an organization in which quotas and numbers rule supreme over quality of life and welfare of Soldiers and their Families. In fact, statistics show only 31 percent of the detailed recruiters volunteer…

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Army’s Regional Cyber Center opens here

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photos by Gordon Van Vleet With the symbolic cut of the scissors, the CONUS Theater Network Operations and Security Center and the CONUS and South Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams were officially merged Tuesday to become the 7th Signal Command (Theater), 2d Regional Cyber Center, a single unit tasked with the authority to operate, maintain…

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Navy: Submarine North Dakota christened in Groton

Posted  November 7, 2013

The Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Saturday, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat, or GDEB, shipyard.

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