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Maranda Flynn Army

Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

David Vergun Army

Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.


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Health & Safety

Lock it or lose it — simple tips help prevent theft

Posted  May 17, 2012

Recently, Sierra Vista has been experiencing preventable vehicle burglaries. Many of these burglaries, and the resulting losses to the victims, can be prevented with some simple actions on everyone’s part. Don’t become the victim of a vehicle burglary. Use simple tips to keep valuables safe. Be sure to roll up windows and always lock all…

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Salutes & Awards

FH salutes the silent military heroes — spouses

Posted  May 17, 2012

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Not only do people celebrate the men and women in uniform, but they also celebrate the men and women who stand behind those who serve in the U.S. military...

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Family Care Plans can ease minds of those who travel

Posted  May 17, 2012

Family Care Plans assist Soldiers in providing for their qualifying dependent family members when their duties require them to be absent from home for a temporary or an extended period of time. Soldiers who must have a valid FCP include: a pregnant Soldier with no spouse, living apart from a spouse, or is married to…

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U.S.

Get military free access pass to national parks, other public lands

Posted  May 17, 2012

YORKTOWN, Va. — As part of the Joining Forces initiative to support our nation’s service members and their families, several U.S. government agencies announced an annual pass to active duty service members and their dependents, granting free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges…

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Sports

Renovations bring new feel to sports complex

Posted  May 17, 2012

Leslie Woods, chief, sports, fitness and aquatics division explains a new piece of equipment recently installed in Barnes Field House. The flying pull-up bar acts as reverse monkey bars, and users climb up and down them instead of across. The facilities at Eifler Fitness Center and Barnes Field House…

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Events

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Festival honors and celebrates diversity

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sweet, salty smells of Asian cuisine, graceful movements of pacific island dancers and proud cries of Taekwondo students were featured at Tuesday’s Asian-Pacific Heritage Festival at the Thunder Mountain...

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Local

News Briefs May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Increased fire danger leads to fire restrictions In conjunction with the Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista District, the Fort Huachuca fire danger level is now “Very High”. No open fires and no smoking outside vehicles are permitted in all Fort Huachuca canyons and mountains. All smoking materials must be extinguished in vehicle ashtrays. Do not…

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Events

FMWR May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Register youth for summer activities Registration for the SKIESUnlimited “Exploring Summer Fun” programs is going on now for all classes. Classes include: horse camp, arts and crafts camps, piano camp, learn-to-swim, a babysitter course, including first aid and CPR, learn to sew, gymnastics camp, cheerleading camp, plus academic classes such as creative writing, college prep…

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Featured Comicon author calls FH ‘home’

Posted  May 17, 2012

Just like out of a comic book, writer Jeffrey Mariotte not only writes novels and comic books but also works locally on Fort Huachuca...

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Community Briefs May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Teen volunteer program planned Sierra Vista’s Leisure and Library Services is accepting applications for the summer Teen Volunteer Program. Teens will perform a variety of summer volunteer jobs to include recreation, sports, clerical and aquatic volunteer positions. Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from the assigned work location at the agreed-on hours. Volunteers for…

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