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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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Air Force: Airmen train Marines on aircraft refueling

Posted  February 14, 2014

Marines from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, are participating in a six-month field exchange program here with Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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Army Air Force Exchange Service sets Presidents Day holiday hours

Posted  February 14, 2014

Launderette Always Open Main Exchange Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Furniture/Outdoor Living Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arizona Tile Crafters, Main Store Barber Shop, Flower Shop, General Nutrition Center, Mobile Center, Optical Shop, Papito’s Puros Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admin Office, Main Store Beauty Shop, The Spa, L&A Southern Style BBQ,…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  February 14, 2014

Colonel appointed Army of the Potomac’s intelligence chief Photos property of the U.S. Army Col. George Sharpe’s All-Source Intelligence organization became the Bureau of Military Information. From left, this photo shows Sharpe, civilian John Babcock, an unknown officer, and Capt. John McEntee in front of their headquarters. Feb. 11, 1863 During the first two bloody…

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Soldiers, Civilians train together, ‘get each other’s backs’

Posted  February 14, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Orvie Baker, guest speaker from Catharsis Productions, presents “Got Your Back,” a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention training session in Murr Community Center Feb. 7. Army retired, Baker shared his own experience on sexual harassment and assault perceptions while he served. He and co-presenter Kristen Pickering spearheaded the 90-minute session titled “Got Your Back.”…

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Army Community Service shares resource information

Posted  February 14, 2014

Need guidance and information about resources to prepare for and locate employment? Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, or ERP, can help. It offers information about local and federal employment opportunities, the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, interviewing skills, resume critiquing, career planning resources and more. Want to build work experience? Ask ERP personnel how to…

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CDC earns national NAEYC accreditation for programs

Posted  February 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Hailey Bangle, 3, Jackie Cruz, Lead Child and Youth Programs assistant, and Megan Shamoom, 3, practice various learning skills in the 3 – 4 year old room at New Beginnings Child Development Center Wednesday. The Fort Huachuca Child Development Programs, the New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development Center and the…

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Smith Middle School technology students win ‘Best in State’ title

Posted  February 14, 2014

Suzanne Jennings Top row from left, Colonel Smith Middle School eighth grade students Thomas Hakes, 13; Joshua Merrick, 13; Joel Pagan, 14; and bottom row, Amber Cassady, 14 and Kelly Riley, 14 win the Verizon Innovative App Challenge “Best in State” middle school title. The students had to design a smartphone application concept that encompassed…

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Presidential proclamation: American Heart Month – 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Maintaining a strong heart is key to a long and healthy life. The number one killer of American men and women, cardiovascular disease is responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States. During American Heart Month, we renew our fight, both as a Nation and in each of our own lives,…

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DoD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Later this year, the Department of Defense will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here Tuesday. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Senior NCO relinquishes responsibility one day, assumes it again next

Posted  February 14, 2014

Photos by Gabrielle Kuholski From left, Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, outgoing 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major; Col. Richard “Mike” Monnard, 111th MI Bde. commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Whitney, incoming 111th MI Bde. command sergeant major, salute during the national anthem played at the 111th MI Bde.’s change of responsibility ceremony….

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