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Mike Williams Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

Six honored at first quarterly IRC of year

Posted  January 31, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Six retiring Soldiers and their spouses bow their heads during the invocation during the installation retirement ceremony Jan. 24 on Brown Parade Field. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ken Godfrey gave the invocation. Families, Soldiers and guests at the quarterly installation retirement ceremony braved the gray sky and chilly air to say their farewells and…

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Nine Soldiers officially named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Posted  January 31, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7 – 23 in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee, or USOC, officially announced the team Monday. The Soldier-athletes named…

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Tax season brings out identity thieves

Posted  January 31, 2014

Tucson — Thousands of Americans are eligible to receive refunds from Uncle Sam in 2014, and it’s not just certified public accountants who will be busy; tax season is primetime for identity thieves. With all of the personal information contained in tax documents, cons will try every trick in the book to obtain these documents…

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Fort Huachuca opens Tax Center’s doors

Posted  January 31, 2014

Video capture by Thom Williams Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Graves (center), Company D, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, puts his cap on his son, Cayden, 10 months, being held by his mother, Tiffany, while the Family gets help with their tax paperwork Monday at the Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center following its grand opening ceremony that day….

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Obama touches on Afghanistan, Iran, Syria in State of Union Address

Posted  January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night was dominated by domestic concerns, he also addressed national security concerns. “ … because of the extraordinary troops and Civilians who risk and lay down their lives to keep us free, the United States is more secure,” Obama told members of the…

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Health & Safety

National Children’s Dental Health Month begins Saturday

Posted  January 31, 2014

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association. The purpose is to educate the public about the importance of children’s dental health. This year’s theme is “Join the Super Smile Team!” with the program encouraging youth to floss and brush by introducing them to a group of…

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FBI trains FH community on child cyber safety, security

Posted  January 31, 2014

Maranda FLynn Agent in Charge David Bodily with the Sierra Vista FBI teaches the first of two Cyber Safety and Security Training sessions at Murr Community Center Tuesday that educate parents what to look for and how to prevent cyber vulnerabilities. Advances in technology allow children access to various sources of knowledge, but it also…

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Events

Community Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Cochise College scholarships The Cochise College Foundation will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to Cochise County high school graduating seniors or home schooled students enrolling full-time at Cochise College this fall. Eligible students should go online to complete the foundation’s STARS scholarship application, which is now open for all future and current Cochise College students seeking…

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NPS to waive fees on select days in 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Members of the Fort Huachuca community frequently seek out free, Family oriented places to visit during their leisure time. The National Park Service, or NPS, operates three parks in Cochise County, Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site.

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FMWR Briefs – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at TMAC Personnel at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre have planned a special Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance, Feb. 14, 5 – 9 p.m. Cost is $50 per couple and will include either N.Y. strip steak or pecan crusted salmon, wild rice, asparagus and red velvet cake; a glass of champagne and a…

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