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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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News Briefs May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Two new scams reported in county The Cochise County Sheriff Department, CCSD, reports that at least one Cochise County resident received a letter saying they won a large sum of money in a Publisher’s Clearing House contest and had 72 hours to call an “agent” of the company whose name and number were provided in…

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Eleven Soldiers honored during quarterly retirement ceremony

Posted  May 2, 2014

Family, friends and Soldiers gathered to honor 11 military retirees for their dedication to duty and honorable service to the nation, April 24 on Brown Parade Field.

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Tax Assistance Center closes for season

Posted  May 2, 2014

Personnel from the Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center, or TAC, held a closing ceremony Monday to boast its most successful tax season yet.

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Vet Clinic reminder: pet ownership comes with responsibilities

Posted  May 2, 2014

Military Families’ four-legged counterparts take the stresses of military life in stride, but there are things people can do to make sure their furry Family members are well taken care of. There are a host of factors to consider when taking on the responsibility of bringing a pet into the home, especially on a military…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted  May 2, 2014

Courtesy Photo Ralph Van Deman is shown here as a colonel. His efforts to establish a permanent and effective Army Intelligence organization during World War I earned him the nickname, “Father of Military Intelligence.” May 3, 1917 When the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the U.S. Army’s intelligence efforts were…

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Prepare for wildfire survival – before another one starts

Posted  May 2, 2014

Bud Linardy, Fort Huachuca Fire Department The Brown Fire puts up a huge column of smoke in the Huachuca Mountains on April 16. If not prepared already, people should get ready for wildfire season now by clearing areas around their homes and packing “to go” bags to grab and take with them should there be…

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Airfield hangar named after, dedicated to Army aviation captain

Posted  May 2, 2014

Photos by Mike Gaun, Black Tower Productions From left, Command Sgt. Maj. David Morris, 2-13th Aviation Regiment command sergeant major and Lt. Col. Clinton Conzemius, battalion commander, unveil the memorial plaque, dedicating the newest hangar at Libby Army Airfield April 25. The Capt. Bradly A. Nicka Hangar is named after the late former company commander…

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Fort Huachuca Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn The incoming U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Boone receives the guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, reviewing official and region director, Installation Management Command Central Region, during the Fort Huachuca Garrison Change of Command ceremony Wednesday, on Brown Parade Field. In front of Family, friends and service members, one Fort Huachuca commander said his…

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Nurses Leading the Way: Celebrate National Nurses Week

Posted  May 2, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Nydia Honore-Roach, licensed practical nurse, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, checks the lungs of Celeste Sotomayor, 3. Honore-Roach works in Family Care Clinic B. People remember the wonderful care nurses provide but often do not realize they are also leaders in improving the quality of care provided. Each year over 4 million…

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Fort Huachuca, partners break ground for Solar Array Park

Posted  May 2, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, David Hutchens, president, Tucson Electric Power; Steve Trenholm, president, E.ON Climate & Renewables; Ruth Cox, regional administrator, General Services Administration; Amanda Simpson, executive director, U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force; Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment; Honorable Ron Barber, U.S. Representative, 2nd District of…

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