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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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Speeding issues continue; enforcement will be tightened

Posted  November 21, 2012

An increase in speeding violations is causing greater concern for the safety of the pedestrians and children on Fort Huachuca. The principle problem areas are in and around the housing areas, bus stops and school zones. “The bottom line is that we still have a problem with speeding inside the housing areas, and there are…

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Historic integrity of Mountain View Officers’ Club lost due to modifications

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, or CERL, has completed an eligibility study on the Mountain View Officers’ Club. This study was requested by Fort Huachuca’s garrison commander to gather current data on its existing condition. The study notes there has been a complete redesign of the interior floor plan, a removal…

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Message from the Commanding General United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca

Posted  November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Safety Message Our Nation will celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 22, 2012, a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and the opportunity we share as Americans. Historically, holiday weekends are periods of increased risk. The additional time off provides a well-earned respite from the duties…

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Lt. Gen. Ferriter’s and Command Sgt. Major Rice’s Thanksgiving message

Posted  November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to home and Family, reflecting on the past year and our good fortune. We also honor and appreciate military Families this month, and it seems only fitting to focus on what ‘Family’ means and the quality of time…

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IMCOM looks to expedite hiring at garrisons

Posted  November 21, 2012

Garrison commanders are recruiting for about 2,000 job openings, and while the competitive process can be time-consuming, exceptions to the process allow for noncompetitive selection of current Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, employees, transitioning Soldiers, disabled veterans, and certain others. At the same time, the Army still faces a new fiscal environment that could require…

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Cochise Theater airs last movie on Nov. 30

Posted  November 21, 2012

It’s the final curtain call for Fort Huachuca’s Cochise Theater. The staff will project its last movie on the big screen Nov. 30. The building, located in front of the Post Exchange and next to the bowling alley, is closing doors to movie patrons due to financial anguish. “I believe most people will understand the…

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Local military spouse featured on Oprah

Posted  November 21, 2012

Her living room was full of chatter and gasps as Erin Whitehead, along with her family and friends, watched “Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012” Sunday night. The noises, sometimes squeals of joy, sometimes sniffling, were not because of all of the great gifts Oprah Winfrey selected this year for her audience but because Whitehead was selected…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

Lieutenant takes world’s first night aerial photograph Nov. 20, 1925 George Goddard pioneered many of the advances in aerial reconnaissance experimenting with infrared photography; long-focal length camera lenses; and “quick work photography” which allowed photographers to develop their photos within minutes and put them in the hands of the ground commanders. A long-time dream of…

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Native American culture, history — observed, honored

Posted  November 21, 2012

Fort Huachuca celebrated Native American Heritage Month at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Nov. 14 with poetry readings, a cultural dance demonstration and a Native American Code Talker presentation.

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Fort Huachuca chooses ‘the best’

Posted  November 21, 2012

Last week, 11 of Fort Huachuca’s top Soldiers competed for the title of Fort Huachuca’s ‘Best Warriors’ of 2012.

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