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Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

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Health center gets new enlisted leadership

The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony here May 15.

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2/13th Aviation welcomes new commander, bids one farewell

Two Soldiers’ paths changed direction during a change of command ceremony Wednesday morning at Libby Army Airfield.

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Air Force:F-35 pilot training begins at Luke

The first ever F-35 Lightning II pilot training class was held at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, May 4.

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Summer Safety Fair promotes safety readiness for all

Fort Huachuca hosted its annual Summer Safety Fair at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 15, promoting safety, health and wellness for personnel and residents of the community.


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Chalk Talk

Posted  May 15, 2015

Photos submitted by Tracey Teas Fifth grade students enjoy playing on the “jungle gym” at the Gray Hawk Nature Center during a recent field trip. The “jungle gym” was created by several Fort Huachuca NCOs. General Myer Elementary School In conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the 2015 Relay for Life Sierra Vista, General…

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News Briefs – May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

TRICARE scam announced TRICARE beneficiaries are reporting that they have been contacted by call centers offering prescription medications, pain creams and other treatments on behalf of TRICARE. These call centers are not affiliated with TRICARE. They may attempt to get personal and health information, and charge TRICARE for medications beneficiaries express interest in. This private…

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FMWR Briefs – May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

MWR offers reduced prices, free services Family and MWR will observe Armed Forces Day by offering free or half-price services to Active Duty, family members and retired military at the following facilities: Today: Family and MWR Rents (520.533.6707) will offer half-price rentals, and Thunder Mountain Activity Centre (520.533.3802/533.7322) will offer their lunch buffet at half…

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Combat Medic 10k draws more than 150 runners, walkers

Posted  May 15, 2015

Runners take off for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k at Fort Huachuca Saturday. This year’s event saw an increase in participation to more than 150 runners and walkers. More than 150 runners and walkers took off from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on Fort Huachuca for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k Saturday….

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Community Briefs May 15, 2014

Posted  May 15, 2015

Douglas Days celebration planned Join the City of Douglas in celebrating Douglas’ past, present, and future today and Saturday at Raul Castro Park, 10th Street, between D and E Avenue. The annual event commemorates the day Douglas was incorporated on May 1905. A welcome ceremony at 5 p.m. takes place today at Castro Park followed…

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B Troop hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new barn

Posted  May 8, 2015

Stephanie Caffall From left, in background, Capt. Joshua Hengst, commander of B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial), and Pete Criscuolo, first sergeant for B-Troop, stand while Sgt. John Payne of B Troop brings his horse into the newly completed barn structure. The barn is located at Buffalo Corral. Fort Huachuca’s B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry…

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Asian/Pacific Heritage Month: “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion” May 1 – 31, 2015

Posted  May 8, 2015

During the month of May we honor Asian and Pacific Americans for their military service and contributions to the success of our Nation. Despite historic obstacles, Asian and Pacific Americans have persevered and contributed to every aspect of American life. This month, we pay tribute to the tenacity, hope and resolve of Asian and Pacific…

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Bee activity unusually high this spring

Posted  May 8, 2015

Courtesy of SV Police Department Chief Tom Alinen Gilbert Mills removes a swarm of bees that descended on the Sierra Vista Police Department last week. More swarms have been spotted than normal so far this year, possibly due to winter rains in the Sierra Vista area, which spurred early and significant growth of flowering plants….

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Survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

Posted  May 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials recently said. Statistics in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study show the percentage of active-duty women who experienced unwanted sexual contact during the past year declined from 6.1 percent in 2012 to an estimated 4.3 percent…

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian of the Month

Posted  May 8, 2015

Civilian of the Month: Larry Detar Agency: Mission Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Position and duties: Subject matter expert for Application Security. Develops software to validate network security and answers questions of security of the applications in the field. How long at current assignment: 5 years How long in government service: 22…

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