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FINAL ISSUE: Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling. Today news is instantaneous. We are checking our smart phones, tablets and computers via Wi-Fi for the latest…

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Scout on the Street

Joan Vasey Managing Editor As managing editor of The Fort Huachuca Scout for the last eight years, I’ve seen a lot of transitions as military and civilian personnel have come and gone, including Scout reporters. Threaded throughout the paper over the past years, articles about “changes” have been key focal points, from advances in Soldier…

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Help wanted: Enlisted aides in valued roles for Army leaders

Julianne E. Cochran An Enlisted Aide Training Course instructor shows a student the specifics of setting up a general officer’s uniform during a practical exercise. WASHINGTON – Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom…

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Vacation Bible School attracts 130 attendees this year

Stephanie Caffall From left, Trey Roberts, 10, John Pecic, 9, and Kyla gross, 7, hold Bible point signs during snack time. The Bible point on July 16 was God has the power to forgive. Fort Huachuca’s Main Post Chapel hosted its annual Vacation Bible School event July 13-17, with the help of approximately 75 volunteers,…


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Community Briefs July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

Toastmasters plan youth workshop The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a free Youth Leadership workshop, sponsored by Toastmasters International and geared toward middle school students. Participants will learn and develop speaking and leadership skills. Students will learn to overcome nervousness when asked to speak before audiences, organize and present ideas, listen to others, and participate…

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New leader assumes command of future-ready Army EPG

Posted  July 12, 2013

The Fort Huachuca-headquartered U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAPEG, changed leadership Tuesday during a change of command ceremony on the installation’s historic Brown Parade Field.

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Department of Defense will muscle through furlough period

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – As the Department of Defense, or DoD, enters the furlough period, the department will concentrate on the core mission of defending the United States and its interests, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Monday. “That’s where our center of gravity is during this furlough period,” Little said. Because of sequestration, Defense Secretary Chuck…

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Dempsey calls on DOD leaders to mitigate sequester effects

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON – Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. In a videotaped message to the department posted on his Facebook page, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that solid leadership at all…

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DoD civilian furloughs begin; many fort offices have reduced hours or close on certain days

Posted  July 12, 2013

The furlough of Department of Defense civilian employees began on Monday. This led to reduced or changed hours for a number of operations and offices on Fort Huachuca as a result of reduced civilian staffing. The Fort Huachuca Museum now operates on a four-day-per week schedule and is closed Sundays and Mondays. In addition to…

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Silent sentinel is no more

Posted  July 12, 2013

The pine tree that stood watch at Fort Huachuca’s Main Gate for decades is gone. Along with several other trees on post, it was a victim of Tuesday night’s violent storm. The remnant of a tropical storm brought thunder, lightning, heavy rainfall and high winds to the area earlier this week, causing widespread damage as…

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Health & Safety

Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted  July 12, 2013

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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Military Intelligence – this week in history

Posted  July 12, 2013

Photo property of the U.S. Army Sgt. Peter de Pasqua was a Corps of Intelligence Police agent during World War I. July 11, 1917 On July 11, 1917, Maj. Dennis Nolan, Intelligence chief in Gen. John Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces, or AEF, in World War I, wrote to the chief of staff of the Army…

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Determine eligibility for special education and comparable services

Posted  July 12, 2013

Army Community Service The time for summer permanent change of station moves is upon us. Although each state and the Department of Defense, or DoD, schools have different implementing rules for special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires that a student’s individualized education program, or IEP, be honored upon relocation whether…

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SV public library celebrates Local Children’s Author Month

Posted  July 12, 2013

During the month of July, Local Children’s Author Month, the staff at the Sierra Vista Public Library are celebrating different local children’s book authors. Each week, library personnel are featuring a locally written book by hosting a reading and interactive workshop with the authors. Each program begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Programs are free,…

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