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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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New e-reader? Visit library for book downloads

Posted  December 13, 2012

With the season of gift giving and receiving right around the corner, it is likely there are many people who might be wishing for an e-reader.

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Decorate safely for the holidays

Posted  December 13, 2012

Every year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. In addition, warns CPSC, candles start about 11,600 fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million…

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ACS shares items of interest for military Families

Posted  December 13, 2012

New hours of operations for Army Community Service are as follows: Monday – Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. ACS will be closing early today at 1 p.m. Holidays are stressful times for everyone. The Family Advocacy Program staff at ACS offers tips…

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Drive Responsibly – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Posted  December 13, 2012

The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent. Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drugs such as marijuana and cocaine are involved in about 18 percent…

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Tree, Menorah lighting open holiday festivities on post

Posted  December 13, 2012

The holiday season on Fort Huachuca officially began Dec. 6 with the annual Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremony at the Main Post Chapel around sunset.

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11th TTSB Soldiers return from Afghanistan today

Posted  December 13, 2012

Approximately 60 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, are scheduled to return from an 11-month deployment in Afghanistan today. The unit was led by Col. Patrick Dedham, commander, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen. Known as Task Force Signal, the 11th TTSB supported signal operations…

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News Briefs – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

Vehicle burglaries on rise In November, the Sierra Vista Police Department saw a 100-percent increase in vehicle burglaries from the same timeframe as last year. Most occurred in apartment complexes and shopping centers where there is a large concentration of vehicles. Based on police reports, most of the vehicles were left unsecured and many of…

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FMWR Briefs – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

Join ‘Biggest Loser’ Boot Camp Sports, Fitness and Aquatics will present the “Biggest Loser Boot Camp,” a three-month-long weight loss camp beginning in January and offered free to FMWR patrons. The program includes: nutrition counseling; basic food preparation and cooking for a healthy diet; full body and fitness assessments; and individual workout programs along with…

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NOEL event brings out community

Posted  December 13, 2012

More than 4,000 community members turned out for the Night of Extraordinary Lights event Friday and Saturday night at the Mountain View Golf Course.

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Community Briefs – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

Vintage baseball players sought The Bisbee Black Sox Vintage Base Ball team is looking for players of any age, male or female, for the winter/spring season. Vintage Base ball is played by 1860 rules (underhand pitching, no sliding into base, a fly ball caught on one bounce is out). The game appeals to softball and…

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