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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…

Jennifer-Caprioli Local

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…

Julianne E. Cochran Army

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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Local

Online tool provides ‘voice’ for installation customers

Posted  August 1, 2014

When it comes to providing feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense, the Interactive Customer Evaluation, or ICE, system allows customers to voice their feedback. ICE is a Web-based tool that collects feedback through online comment cards designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels…

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Army

Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

Posted  August 1, 2014

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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J.D. Leipold
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Commentary

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

Posted  August 1, 2014

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…

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Maranda Flynn
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Army

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

Posted  August 1, 2014

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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Events

Community Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Election Poll workers needed Cochise County is hiring poll workers for the Aug. 26 primary and Nov. 4 general elections for voting locations in the City of Sierra Vista. If interested in applying, contact the Cochise County Elections Department, 520.432.8972. Waves of Honor: Military Salute Program SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® is honoring the men and…

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Events

Cochise County Veteran Stand Down, Resource Fair

Posted  August 8, 2014

Cochise Serving Veterans will host the Cochise County Veteran Stand Down and Resource Fair, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The fair is open to homeless and in-need veterans, immediate Families and their pets. Services to be provided include pet care,…

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FMWR Briefs – August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

MVGC offers ‘monsoon special’ Mountain View Golf Course personnel invite all golfers to join them for the following “monsoon special” now through Aug. 31: Golf before 11 a.m. for $25; Golf after 11 a.m. for $20. Special price includes a cart for 18 holes. For more information or to schedule a tee time, call 520.533.7088….

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Salutes & Awards

Army shooters win prestigious President’s Trophies

Posted  August 8, 2014

Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President’s Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches here, July 22.

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News Briefs August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 2014

Garden Canyon closure announced Due to severe road damage, accumulated debris and the potential for flash floods, Garden Canyon is closed to all vehicles, pedestrian and other traffic beginning at Middle Garden Canyon until further notice. For more information, contact 520.533.0687. Range closures announced Today: A, B, C, D, E, F, W1, V, Z Saturday:…

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Health & Safety

RWBAHC changes EFMP appointment times

Posted  August 8, 2014

Exceptional Family Member Program, EFMP, personnel at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center now set patient appointments every weekday morning from 7:30 – 11 a.m. These appointments are for EFMP enrollments, updates, disenrollments and overseas screening. The Soldier, spouse or legal guardian can contact Family Care Clinic B to begin the assessment process for enrollment,…

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