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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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Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

Posted  July 11, 2014

Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Public Health Sugar is being called “the new tobacco.” Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Army dentists have been fighting on the front lines against sugar for decades. Despite…

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CSA sends message on motorcycle safety

Posted  July 11, 2014

Leaders, I know you all take safety very seriously. However, as of June 27, we have had a substantial rise in fatal motorcycle accidents over the preceding 90 days. Both the VCSA and leadership at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center have released messages within the past month highlighting the issue, yet losses continue to…

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JITC celebrates 25 years of interoperability on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 11, 2014

Maranda Flynn From left, Debra Depew, the longest serving JITC employee; Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, JITC senior enlisted leader; Glenwood Bradley, JITC’s first commander from February 1988 to February 1995; Col. Doug Orsi, commander, JITC; and Marlowe Harris, the newest member of the JITC team, cut a ceremonial cake to aid in the 25th birthday…

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Community Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Carr House program features hummingbirds Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Carr House, with “Hummingbirds: More than Just Eye Candy.” Sheri Williamson, director, Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, will describe “singing” feathers, streamlined genomes, and continent-spanning migrations. These are some of the latest mind-boggling discoveries that…

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NCO Academy promotes camaraderie, hosts 3-mile run

Posted  July 18, 2014

Staff Sgt. Ashley Wilson, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, sets up water stations for Soldiers participating in a 3-mile run Friday. Soldiers started and ended the run at Brock Field.   Command Sgt. Maj. Bret Wiegmann, Noncommissioned Officer Academy commandant, gives a post pep talk to around 300 NCOA Soldiers Friday on Brock Field. Wiegmann was pleased…

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FMWR Briefs – July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

9/11 memorial fundraiser We all remember where we were on September 11th 2001. Now the City, Fire Department, and Elks Lodge of Sierra Vista are joining together to build a beautiful and lasting 911 memorial at Station 363. Join us July 26th from 3 to 8 p.m. for a great fundraiser and dinner of Ribeye…

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News Briefs July 18, 2014

Posted  July 18, 2014

Range closures announced Today: B,C,D,K,L,P,R,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Saturday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,V1,W1,Z Sunday: P,U,T1,T2,T3,W1,V1,Z Monday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,V1,Z Tuesday: A,B,J,P,U,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Wednesday: A,B,J,N,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Thursday: A,B,J,P,U,W,W1,T1,T2,T3,V1,Z Range closures are subject to daily change. For information, call Range Operations, 520.533.1014, or the Military Police Desk, 520.533.3000. AAFES seeks ‘Most Patriotic Dog’ To continue celebrating patriotism in July, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will…

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Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca

Posted  July 18, 2014

Hummingbird banding continues on Fort Huachuca at the Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field.

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Students perform in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s ‘Treasure Island’

Posted  July 18, 2014

Fifty-seven children took to the stage July 7-Saturday as they participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” in the Colonel Johnston Elementary auditorium.

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Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

Posted  July 18, 2014

Maj. Rohan McLean, left, with Mission Command Battle Lab, and other class participants listen to tips from SCORE volunteer Ken Harris as he leads a session of the Army Career and Alumni Program entrepreneurial workshop, Boots to Business, May 29, 2013, at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Resiliency Center. Kansas City SCORE is comprised of mentors,…

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