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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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FMWR Briefs – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Don’t miss Right Arm Night The next Right Arm Night takes place Friday, 4 p.m. at Murr Community Center preceding the preliminary round of the Operation Rising Star singing competition. Free finger foods and a pay-as-you-go beer bar will be available. Take part in contests; win prizes. For more information, call 533.5642 or 678.4446. ‘Rising…

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JROTC cadets gain confidence, build team here

Posted  September 20, 2012

Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training cadets improved their confidence and team building skills as they underwent two days of training on Fort Huachuca’s Leadership Reaction Course on Sept. 13 and Friday. Cadets had to negotiate eight physical challenges that tested their minds, endurance and leadership capabilities. Sgt. 1st Class Fausto Valenzuela, Buena High…

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Chalk Talk – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Colonel Smith Middle School On Sept. 12, cowboy poet David Walker visited Colonel Smith Middle School. He brought a variety of items cowboys wear and use. Students learned about the importance of essential items in the cowboy wardrobe including the bandana, the straw hat and chaps. He also showed students rope, a branding iron, spurs…

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Community Briefs – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Folklore preserve now open The Arizona Folklore Preserve will feature the Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under. To make reservations, go to www.arizonafolklore.com, or call 378.6165. To get there, drive 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92 to…

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TRADOC CG presents award, participates in ISLC

Posted  September 13, 2012

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Commanding General, Gen. Robert Cone, visited Fort Huachuca earlier this week to present at the Intelligence Senior Leadership Conference and present a safety award.

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IMCOM workforce message from IMCOM leadership

Posted  September 13, 2012

The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team. We are just as inspired by the dedicated professionals in the IMCOM and region…

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National Preparedness Month – September 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Every September, the Army observes National Preparedness Month, emphasizing the importance of fostering a culture of preparedness to strengthen our ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all emergencies. An all-hazard event — either natural or man-made — can occur at any time, and we must be prepared to react accordingly. Planning and…

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Flu season is about to begin — be prepared

Posted  September 13, 2012

The number of people with flu symptoms normally begins to rise with the approach of cooler temperatures when people begin to gather inside. According to the Arizona Department of Health, last year most of the local cases of the flu were seen in people 20-49, followed closely by 5-19 year olds. These age groups spend…

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Odierno: National Guard contributions since 9/11 ‘critical’

Posted  September 13, 2012

RENO, Nev. — On the eve of Tuesday’s 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of staff of the Army paid tribute to the role of the National Guard in the immediate aftermath and in the years since. Gen. Raymond Odierno also said 9/11 made America stronger. “That day changed the…

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EFMP to host disability employment fair

Posted  September 13, 2012

Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program will host an information fair in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and in support of Fort Huachuca’s special needs Families on Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Murr Community Center, Fort Huachuca. ACS invites installation, community, county, state and federal agencies to share…

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