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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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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  February 21, 2014

Radio Intelligence Service along Mexican Border Courtesy Photo Government preparing men for radio work under direction of Federal Vocational Board. Student transmitting a message to four of his classmates in the class room at the Stuyvesant Evening High School, N.Y. April 1918. 22 February 1918 When Major (later Major General) Ralph Van Deman finally succeeded…

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Contestants sought for Rotary Student Speech Contest — deadline approaching

Posted  February 21, 2014

SIERRA VISTA — Rotary International District 5500 is sponsoring a student speech contest, open to all high school students, grades 9 – 12, with preference to those who have successfully completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Program. The purpose of the Four-Way Test Speech Contest is to foster ethics in everyday life, as well as in…

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Soldiers showcase Army linguist opportunities at local high school

Posted  February 21, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Sgt. 1st Class Jacqueline Moran-Sargent, Sergeant Audie Murphy Club treasurer, serves as a guest speaker at Buena High School on Feb. 12. Staff Sgt. Eduardo Garcia from the Sierra Vista recruiting station prepares to speak about the benefits of joining the Army. Buena High School students enrolled in language courses attended a 30-minute…

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Housing construction still underway, residents use caution

Posted  February 21, 2014

Maranda Flynn The handicap accessible playground that used to be located across from Burger King on Fort Huachuca is being relocated to the new Mountain Vista Community Center, 802 Rucker, off the traffic circle by the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center. The center will be open to Mountain Vista Communities residents March 11. As…

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Scout Speaks

Posted  February 21, 2014

This year as we celebrate “Civil Rights in America” during African American/Black History Month, we also mark the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which was a result of the historic march on Washington in 1963. These events are forever linked in American history. People from every creed, color and…

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Local attorneys to provide free legal advice to veterans

Posted  February 21, 2014

PHOENIX — As many as 300 Arizona attorneys are volunteering their time to provide free legal advice to U.S. veterans and their spouses. Many of these attorneys will participate in a free legal clinic at the University of Arizona Recreation Building, March 8, 9 a.m – 4 p.m., at The University of Arizona Recreation Building,…

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AUSA panel discussion addresses partnerships

Posted  February 21, 2014

Courtesy Photo Business leaders joined government officials Feb. 19, 2014, for the panel discussion, Industrial Partnerships for Force 2025 and Beyond, at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition at Huntsville, Ala. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Business leaders joined government officials Wednesday for the panel discussion, Industrial Partnerships for Force 2025 and…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  February 28, 2014

General Myer Elementary School All General Myer Elementary School students participated in the Black Inventors Exhibit. Amy Wolfe’s fifth grade class has studied Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights and Malcolm X. In Amy Wolfe’s reading groups, students are preparing for the Movie Trailer Red Carpet Premier for the literature circles. Students were broken…

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Community Briefs February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Cochise College offers scholarship The Cochise College 50th Anniversary Scholars program recognizes Cochise County high school graduating seniors with a 3.0 or higher grade point average who submit an essay about what the Cochise College mission means to them. Each selected scholar will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2014 –15 school year. Apply online…

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Racers give their all during 2nd Sentinel Pursuit

Posted  February 28, 2014

Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, shakes Dalton Little’s hand after presenting him with the first-place ribbon in the 50 – 59 male category. Little, a frequent Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate volunteer with the Sports Division, has a friendly rivalry with Ashley concerning racing…

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