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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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Sisters, Brothers in Arms Program to build resiliency

Posted  March 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn Following the first Sisters in Arms Mentorship Program meeting at Murr Community Center March 7, attendees gather into working groups to discuss issues and concerns females encounter throughout their career. The focus of the meeting was “Educating, Mentoring, and Empowering Women to be Successful.” Soldiers and Civilians of all ranks and both genders…

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Installation observes National Prayer Breakfast

Posted  March 14, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Retired Army Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver, National Prayer Breakfast guest speaker, addresses the audience Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Around 400 attendees came together for prayer that morning. Around 400 people filled Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday to observe the installation’s National Prayer Breakfast. Attendees were greeted with prelude music…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

Senior Airman Alexis Siekert, U.S. Air Force The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate, Germany, after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. Military leadership service-wide, including Fort Huachuca, is working to eliminate the large number of distracted driving incidents. We’ve all read the statistics and heard…

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MVC initial project development complete Fort’s new MVC Community Center opens its doors

Posted  March 14, 2014

Maranda Flynn Cutting ribbon, from left, Col. Dan McFarland, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, Sylvia Pete, previous housing division chief, and Ron Hansen, president, Michaels Military Housing, cut the ribbon signifying the grand opening of the new community center on Fort Huachuca, Tuesday, as other key leaders watched. Soldiers, project leaders, community leaders and Fort Huachuca…

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Chalk Talk

Posted  March 21, 2014

Courtesy photo General Myer Elementary School Seven fifth grade students from Christen McCracken’s class were selected to participate in the 2014 Youth, Education and Science, or YES Fair. Pictured front row, from left, are Piper Dozier, Jonathan Beal and Zachary Wiman. In the back row, from left, are McCracken, Isaac Olsen, Sara Michel, Chrishon Brown…

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Community Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

SACA Home, Garden Show underway The Southern Arizona Contractor Association’s Home & Garden Show takes place today, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd. There is no admission.  For information, contact 417.6960 or www.VisitSierraVista.com. Tsunami Night is back! Say goodbye to Spring…

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FMWR Briefs – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Coaches’ meetings set for softball The coaches’ meeting for the 2014 Commander’s Cup Softball Program is set for Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Barnes Field House. Letters of intent are due at that time. The season begins April 21 at 6 p.m. at Eifler Sports Complex.  For more information, contact 533.0041 or thomas.f.lumley.civ@mail.mil. March is National…

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Garden in small spaces, without disturbing landscaping

Posted  March 21, 2014

Military Families — don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle this spring. Planter, container and other creative gardening ideas can provide the fresh produce Families crave without taking much of a “bite” out of time and space.

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News Briefs March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

FH Exchange ‘Buddies’ exclusive offers The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for Fort Huachuca shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Fort Huachuca Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at the…

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Guard, Soldiers fly manned, unmanned aircraft, train together

Posted  March 21, 2014

Initial entry training Soldiers assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment here at Fort Huachuca and Army National Guard members assigned to the 1-285th Armed Reconnaissance Battalion from Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, have recently combined their training efforts using a concept known as manned/unmanned teaming, or MUMT, operations.

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