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Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

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Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

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Natick takes shelter ballistic protection to the ‘X’ level

Sometimes going ballistic is a good thing, particularly if it means working to enhance ballistic protection where Soldiers live, work, sleep and eat.

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Families earn free admission to Blue Star Museums

Families have until Sept. 1 to explore more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums for free this year. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Department of Defense and participating museums.


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Apache Flats RV Park a haven for wanderers

Posted  October 11, 2012

It does not take an actual house on the installation to call Fort Huachuca “home.” At Apache Flats Recreational Vehicle Park, many patrons do just that whether it is for one night or 90 days, the stay limit.

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Chalk Talk – October 10, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

Colonel Smith Middle School Sixth graders at Colonel Smith Middle School have begun work on a core-curriculum project called “Food for Thought.” This project engages students in a variety of activities that look at life choices that impact their health. These activities help students learn about the science of health and nutrition and the mathematics…

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Community Briefs – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

FHCSC Annual Tour of Homes cancelled Due to renovations occurring in many of Fort Huachuca’s historical homes, the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club Tour of Homes will not take place this year. Learn more about SV history The Serra Vista Historical Society dedicated a 15th historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra…

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Suicide prevention is key in Army

Posted  October 4, 2012

More then 6,000 Soldiers and Fort Huachuca personnel attended presentations on Sept. 27 to learn about suicide and prevention as part of the Army’s Suicide Stand-Down Day. On Fort Huachuca, three presentations took place simultaneously at three locations three times that day. As part of the Army’s September’s National Suicide Prevention month, Fort Huachuca’s Army…

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Columbus Day Safety Message

Posted  October 4, 2012

Preparing for a long holiday weekend is essential to the safety of our Soldiers and their Families. Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of our continent and has been a celebrated Federal Holiday since 1937. I encourage everyone to take some much deserved time off to enjoy and celebrate this time off with Family and friends….

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New transition assistance program set for November launch

Posted  October 4, 2012

WASHINGTON — Parts of a new transition assistance program were tested this summer and the revamped TAP will be ready to support departing service members in November, officials told lawmakers here Sept. 20. Leaders of an interagency team testified to the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on Economic Opportunity about the revamped TAP, which includes…

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Commissary Rewards Card now available to save customers cash

Posted  October 4, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency has launched a new electronic coupon system. The Commissary Rewards Card allows customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores; however traditional paper coupons will continue to be available to customers. “It’s a really good additional money savings on the commissary savings,” said Judy Mendez, store director,…

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Money transfers can be risky business

Posted  October 4, 2012

“You’ve won a prize!” “I’m in a foreign country, and I need cash.” “We’re temporarily unable to accept credit cards.” “Your dream apartment is available immediately at an incredible price!” Scam artists use a number of elaborate schemes to get people’s money, and many involve money transfers through companies like Western Union and MoneyGram. According…

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Missouri National Guard trains on FH

Posted  October 4, 2012

Air Force personnel at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, or AATTC, at Fort Huachuca may not be your average installation patrons; they come to Fort Huachuca one week out of the month to train. For the remainder of the time, they are based out of Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in Saint Joseph, Mo….

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Sierra Vista performs annual street maintenance

Posted  October 4, 2012

City of Sierra Vista Between Monday and Oct. 12, the City of Sierra Vista will begin applying a rubberized chip seal on some streets within the city limits. Residents who will be impacted by the repair work will receive informational flyers 24 to 48 hours prior to the start of the maintenance. The streets receiving…

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