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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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Garrison commander shares animal adoption decision

Posted  January 10, 2014

To our Community, Recently, members of the community expressed their concern over our plans for the five horses and one burro at the Buffalo Corral. Having heard the concerns, we decided to extend the adoption deadline and have a veterinarian reexamine each animal. In the process, our veterinarian recommended either adoption or euthanasia based on…

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Colonel Smith, Johnston Schools power up to solar

Posted  January 10, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Members of the Colonel Smith Middle School Cyber Patriots; Luke Alm, Solon Corporation business development manager; and Bonnie Austin, Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools superintendent; participate in a ribbon cutting inside Colonel Smith Middle School Dec. 19 to celebrate the completion of two solar panel systems. Both CSMS and Colonel Johnston Elementary School have…

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Commissary now scans IDs at checkout counter

Posted  January 10, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Commissary patrons now follow a new procedure when approaching the checkout lanes. Customers must have their identification card scanned instead of showing it to the store checker, a procedure which began Thursday. On Thursday commissary shoppers began following a new procedure implemented at checkout and effective that day. Instead of showing their identification…

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Community Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Chiricahua National Monument offers free entry on Monday Chiricahua National Monument In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Monday. The free entry is offered as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage people to visit and experience the wonders of national park sites across America. The…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  January 17, 2014

General Myer Elementary School Susan Ford’s class is celebrating its 100th day today! The students brought in 100 items of their choice to share and create an art project to celebrate. In math, Ford’s class is counting money and reviewing multiplication facts. Trevor C. and Trinity H. in Marie Lee’s class were awesome helpers; they…

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It’s not too late — resolve to get fit this year

Posted  January 17, 2014

Countless memes exist about vacant gyms in December of each year compared to a 30-person world wrestling match as a metaphor for fitness centers come January.

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FMWR Briefs – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Youth baseball, softball set Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports and Fitness Program personnel have announced registration for Little League Baseball and Ponytail Softball for the upcoming season. Registration will be held tomorrow and Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. For more information…

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Smithsonian Journey Stories — Upcoming events planned

Posted  January 17, 2014

Two years ago, the Henry F. Hauser Museum in partnership with the Sierra Vista Public Library, the Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Sierra Vista Historical Society, applied to be a 2014 Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories host site

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MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

Posted  January 17, 2014

Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition.

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Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

Posted  January 17, 2014

When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca,

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