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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…

Stephanie Caffall Local

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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Health & Safety

Motorcycle deaths on the rise, riders stay aware, keep training updated

Posted  May 16, 2014

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, but Army leaders are encouraging riders to be aware of motorcycle safety every day, year-round. As of May 4, Soldier motorcycle deaths were up 56 percent from the same date in fiscal year 2013, a marked contrast to the decline seen at the end of last…

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‘Soldier for Life’ website to be new online home for retirees

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Army graphic Retirees will continue to be able to access important information about the Army, and information pertaining to health, retirement, employment and education benefits online at www.soldierforlife.army.mil. WASHINGTON — The Army’s “Soldier for Life” website, launched May 1, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers. The Army’s web portal…

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From the commander: Fort Huachuca’s 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety Stand Down May 29 – 30

Posted  May 16, 2014

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us of the hazards specific to summer weather, longer daylight hours and increased leisure activity from Memorial Day through Labor Day. To ensure we have the information needed to protect our most valuable resource, our personnel, the Fort Huachuca Safety Office, in partnership…

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LRC provides support to deploying Soldiers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Annette Alvarado, Company A, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, takes apart her improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV, to show she could do this correctly. Each Soldier receiving an IOTV for deployment had to demonstrate they could pull apart, put together and wear the IOTV properly during a special training session. As Soldiers…

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Events

Community Briefs May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Cove summer hours begin today Free Wednesdays are back offering free admission to the first 75 youth, 6 – 17, who show up for Open Swim every Wednesday from June 4 – July 23. Open Swim hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 5:30 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Diving…

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Fit for Life: Discussing Functional Fitness — what is it?

Posted  May 23, 2014

David “Chazz” Owen Do a web search of “Functional Fitness,” F2, and you will likely encounter a plethora of definitions, systems claiming to be the be-all, end-all of the term and even rants deriding its overuse. Chances are, those involved in one or more forms of exercise, or have seen the workouts of the cast…

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FMWR Briefs – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Outdoor pool opens Saturday Irwin Outdoor Pool will open for the season Saturday. Operating hours will be: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and federal and training holidays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The pool is open to all authorized FMWR patrons. For more information,…

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News Briefs May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

‘Click it or ticket’ underway through June 1 Law enforcement agencies, including Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Emergency Services, have partnered to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws through June 1. The campaign, which includes Fort Huachuca, is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child…

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated with ethnic dance, food

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office and the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, hosted an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in American history.

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DoD joins efforts to suppress Southern California wildfires

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Defense Department, DoD, is providing assistance to local emergency officials battling intense wildfires in the Southern California area, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said here May 16.

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