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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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All-Army men win 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championship

Posted  October 4, 2012

FORT SILL, Okla. — A new pitcher and a rookie slugger helped the All-Army men end Air Force’s mini-dynasty at the 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championships played Sept. 16-20 at the Cannoneer Complex. Outfielder Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Fuss, a 33-year-old rookie from Fort Polk, La., batted a team-high .771 with 13 home runs and…

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Programs, activities to heighten fire-prevention awareness

Posted  October 4, 2012

“Have Two Ways Out” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week which runs Sunday through Oct. 13. The Fort Huachuca Fire Department Prevention Office staff and firefighters will visit the schools and the Child Youth Services areas on the following days: Tuesday, 9 – 11 a.m.: New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history: October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

MI officer training consolidated Oct. 1, 1982 An Intelligence Organization and Stationing Study ratified by the Army leadership in 1975 paved the way for the eventual consolidation of military intelligence training at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, which had been located at Fort Huachuca since 1971. The U.S. Army Intelligence School at Fort…

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New field grade, senior officer housing area opens

Posted  October 4, 2012

  Fort Huachuca’s Garrison Commander, Col. Dan McFarland, along with Michael’s Military Housing and R.L. Workman Homes joined Col. and Mrs. Kenneth McCreary (center) in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of their new residence signifying the opening of Fort Huachuca’s Signal Village Tuesday morning. This field grade and senior officer housing area has 44 homes with…

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News Briefs – October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

Ditch bank stabilization project underway The Directorate of Public Works began work on the Hatfield Street Ditch Bank Stabilization project located east of Weinstein Village along the north side of Hatfield Street. This project includes placing gabion baskets in the ditch along the roadside bank and large rocks in the channel. The work is expected…

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FMWR Briefs – October 2, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

FCC seeks child care providers The Fort Huachuca Family Child Care Program staff is looking for people who want to earn an income while they stay at home and raise their children. An average FCC Provider earns at least $490 per child per month. Providers need not live on Fort Huachuca to become part of…

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Festival was fun time for all

Posted  October 4, 2012

In spite of rainy beginnings, Fort Huachuca’s 2012 Fun Festival proved to be an event enjoyed by hundreds after the skies cleared in time for the weekend. Fifty-seven people and 50 dogs took part in Saturday’s Mutt March at Veterans’ Memorial Park, and the three competitors in this year’s “Rising Star” competition took to the…

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Community Briefs – October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

Learn more about SV history The Serra Vista Historical Society dedicated a 15th historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra Vista’s Historical Places” in celebration of Sierra Vista’s 50 years of history. It features Sue and Herb’s Drive-In, 750 E. Fry Boulevard. Those interested in learning more about the City’s local history…

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B Troop ribbons at nationals

Posted  October 4, 2012

Rod Preuss, B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), rides Sabre through the pistol course while firing at a balloon during the National Cavalry Competition at Fort Riley, Kan. Sept. 19 – 22. About 70 people, including five military cavalry units and re-enactors, participated in what has become a major military cavalry competition which focuses…

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Retired NFL player speaks about seeking help for mental illness

Posted  September 27, 2012

Retired national football league player and mixed martial arts fighter, Herschel Walker, visited Fort Huachuca Sept. 20 to discuss the importance of seeking help for mental illness. Walker, who is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder or multiple personalities, visits installations, speaking with Soldiers about the importance of asking for help. “There is no shame in…

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